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  • Local |Kansas State University | March 21, 2015

    K-State researches drone use to detect pest, disease in crops

    Kansas State University is leading an international, multimillion-dollar project that is looking at unmanned aerial systems — or UAS — as a quick and efficient method to detect pest insects and diseases in food crops before outbreaks happen. Brian McCornack, associate professor of entomology, is the U.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 21, 2015

    Dryer malfunction causes fire at Kramer Dining Hall

    A dryer malfunction caused a fire on Friday morning at a K-State dining hall. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to the Kramer Dining Center, 1104 Sunset Ave., at 9:16 a.m. Friday for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found light smoke showing

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 21, 2015

    KSU graduate student to attend Nobel laureate meeting

    A Kansas State University doctoral student will spend part of her summer interacting with Nobel laureates in physics, physiology, medicine and chemistry. Courtney Passow, a doctoral student in biology from Round Rock, Texas, will attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. Passow

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | March 20, 2015

    Districts to face cuts before increases in block grant plan

    Manhattan-Ogden schools will have to cut nearly $600,000 from the current year’s budget, but they can expect steady funding from the state over the next two budget cycles under a block grant funding plan approved by legislators last week. USD 383’s total state aid would

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | March 20, 2015

    Senate passes bill requiring university prospectuses

    The Kansas Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would require the state’s post-secondary schools to publicize information on their graduates’ average salaries, student loan debt and employment. The bill (SB 193) passed on 27-11 a vote. The bill’s supporters said their intent is

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 20, 2015

    Belvue man refuses to plead at arraignment

    The court entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of a Belvue man facing charges of first-degree murder and felony cruelty to animals. Christopher Michael Arand “stood mute” on the charges during his arraignment in Pottawatomie County District Court Thursday. “Standing mute” means a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | March 20, 2015

    Rooftop parties unsafe but legal in Manhattan

    A Manhattan building official said most residential roofs aren’t designed as party decks, but that didn’t stop people from taking their Fake Patty’s Day celebrations to area rooftops earlier this month. “Most roofs are not built for actual occupancy,” said Brad Claussen,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 20, 2015

    Man who drove through building pleads to DUI

    A Marysville man who drove a car through two Manhattan businesses pleaded guilty on Thursday to driving under the influence of alcohol. Jason Butler, 36, faced seven additional charges, but the Pottawatomie County Attorney dropped those charges as a part of a plea deal. Although Butler’

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 20, 2015

    KSU student from China wins design competition

    Lanting Su, a fourth-year architecture student at Kansas State University, is receiving a $5,000 scholarship as the winner of a College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, competition sponsored by Manko Window Systems in Manhattan. Su, from China, was the competition judges’ top selection for

  • Local |Business | March 19, 2015

    Seatons mark 100 years of publishing The Mercury

    A local family today is celebrating 100 years of publishing The Manhattan Mercury. How that came about is the story of a couple of lucky breaks. Or rather, an unlucky break that turned very lucky. In simplest terms the Seaton family owes the privilege to Charles

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