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  • Local |Business | September 21, 2015

    KMAN acquires FM signal

    KMAN is now broadcasting on the FM dial, officials announced Monday. The radio station, which has broadcast for 66 years on 1350 AM, acquired an FM translator and began simulcasting its signal at 93.3 FM. General manager Rich Wartell said AM stations are required by the Federal Communications

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 21, 2015

    County wants to add Hartford Hill to plan

    Riley County commissioners Monday approved a resolution that would add a new development to Manhattan area planning guidelines. The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board and the Riley County Board had both approved amending the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan to include the Hartford Hill development.

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | September 21, 2015

    ‘School mom’ has a long history at Ogden Elementary

    Neighbor.mercury

    Sharon Nations began working as a custodian at Ogden Elementary in 1984, and after 31 years, she’ll be retiring in October. But the school was a family affair long before Nations started working there, and it will likely stay that way for a long time to

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 21, 2015

    Commissioners to discuss paving alleys east of campus

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will discuss rezoning some blocks in the area east of the K-State campus and how the infrastructure needed to support the rezoning. The meeting will take place at 5 p.m .at City Hall and is a work session. According

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 21, 2015

    Dorothy L. Thompson Lecture Series to host talk on civil rights leadership

    A civil rights advocate will discuss modern-day civil rights and share how the movement must differ from our historical understanding of civil rights as part of Kansas State University’s fall 2015 Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series. Mildred Edwards, Washburn University adjunct professor of

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 21, 2015

    ‘Joseph’ coming to McCain this weekend

    The biblical tale of Joseph and the coat of many colors is coming to Kansas State University’s McCain Performance Series with the production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in McCain Auditorium. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 21, 2015

    K-State to observe Banned Books Week

    K-State Libraries, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society and the English department are co-sponsoring a series of events Sept. 27-Oct. 3 to recognize Banned Books Week at Kansas State University. A host of the university’s students, faculty and staff will read from notorious and

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 20, 2015

    K-State down 554 students

    Fall enrollment for Kansas State University is down for the first time since 2006, according to figures released Friday. In his seventh annual State of the University address, President Kirk Schulz praised the diversity and academic talent of this year’s student body even as enrollment

  • Local |Business | September 20, 2015

    Festival breathes life into Paxico

    Paxico4.mercury

    PAXICO — Up to 5,000 visitors were expected for the 12th annual Paxico Blues Festival on Saturday, which is more than a 20-fold increase over the town’s typical daytime population of about 220. Steve “Bud” Hund, owner of Paxico’s Mill Creek Antiques and the self-described “instigator”

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 20, 2015

    Tracz enjoys intensity of directing KSU band

    Tracz.mercury

    Frank Tracz spends at least six hours a week at Memorial Stadium at K-State, weaving through lines of college students as they try to get a halftime show performance ready. Tracz, director of the K-State marching band, checks the marchers’ form, looks for straight lines

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