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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 28, 2015

    Hundreds gather at K-State for rare lunar event

    Moon.mercury

    It’s not often the K-State physics department draws hundreds of students, citizens and families to the campus on a Sunday night. Then again, it’s also not often those guests have a chance see a lunar eclipse coincide with a supermoon. A full lunar

  • Local |Traffic | September 28, 2015

    County to raise Skyway speed

    The speed limit on Skyway Drive will soon increase by at least 10 mph. The Riley County Commission gave its input Monday about the upcoming change when the road switches from Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) property to county property. The speed limit on Skyway Drive

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | September 28, 2015

    Teen riding for MS charity

    Neighbor.mercury

    Manhattan High School junior Isabel Dritz rode her bike to school on Monday morning, just like she does most school days. Every morning and afternoon, she takes the 20-minute ride from Virginia Drive to the high school. “It’s a time where I can step

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 28, 2015

    Dagger Brigade cases colors ahead of deployment

    Colors.mercury

    FORT RILEY — Col. Miles Brown said Monday the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team is “on point for the nation” at a casing ceremony ahead of a nine-month deployment to Kuwait. About 4,000 troops in the “Dagger Brigade” will deploy over the next 30

  • Local |Business | September 28, 2015

    September tax receipts outpace 2014 numbers

    Manhattan’s monthly sales tax revenue exceeded 2014 numbers for the seventh time out of nine months in 2015. The city had $893,165 in sales tax revenue, according to the September sales tax report, which reflects the last three weeks of August and the first week of September.

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 28, 2015

    Research & Creative Inquiry grants help KSU students

    Seventeen Kansas State University students are receiving research and travel grants for their undergraduate research from the university’s Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry. “Undergraduate student research is a highly beneficial aspect of the educational experience in preparation for students’ next steps, whether

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 28, 2015

    K-State nuclear engineering program to use $1.5M grant to upgrade reactor

    Kansas State University’s nuclear reactor control console in Ward Hall will be getting a much-needed upgrade, funded by a $1.5 million Nuclear Engineering University Partnerships grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The entire reactor console will be replaced, including cabling and neutron detectors

  • Local |Business | September 27, 2015

    Dorothys, wizards, witches and more follow various roads to Wamego

    Oz2.mercury

    WAMEGO — Similar to the Wizard of Oz, a group of four completed a long journey to reach their destination. But the members in the group were a bit different. The Tin Man (Dan Andris), the Wicked Witch of the West (Michelle Waters) and twin Dorothys (

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 27, 2015

    Stutzman taking time to consider self-defense claim

    After about six hours of testimony during a preliminary hearing on Friday, Judge David Stutzman said he needs more time to decide whether a man charged with voluntary manslaughter should proceed to trial in connection with a March 10 road-rage incident near Ogden. Tierre Wall, 27, admitted

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 27, 2015

    KSU cites tougher standards as enrollment falls

    K-State officials said Friday tougher admission standards contributed to the school’s first drop in enrollment in nine years. K-State recorded 24,146 students on Monday, when the official census was taken, according to a Kansas Board of Regents’ report. That’s down 620 students, or 2.5 percent, from 2014’

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