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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | September 03, 2014

    City OKs rezoning for 722-unit development

    A 722-unit apartment complex received initial approval from the Manhattan City Commission Tuesday. The commission unanimously approved the first reading of the annexation and rezoning of land for the proposed Trails at Manhattan planned unit development, which is 37.60 acres about 1,000 feet to the west of

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 03, 2014

    Tricky termite infestation bugs KSU entomology dept

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    Apparently K-State’s entomology department can have too many bugs. Officials at Waters Hall, the building that houses the department, have been working for 25 years to rid the building of termites. The infestation was particularly difficult to treat in the entomology department, because other bugs,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 03, 2014

    Man pleads guilty to armed robbery of Dollar General

    A Topeka man in federal court on Tuesday pleaded guilty to robbing two businesses earlier this year, including a Dollar General in Manhattan. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office, Christopher Wilhoite, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of commercial

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 03, 2014

    Officials say Army works to keep standards of care high at IACH

    Army officials on Wednesday said they work to keep standards of care high at Fort Riley’s Irwin Army Community Hospital and other facilities. The message was in response to a report from The New York Times asserting that smaller military hospitals put patients at

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 03, 2014

    K-State: Personal info for 19 grad school applicants exposed

    Personal information for 19 people who applied to agronomy graduate programs at Kansas State University may have been exposed on the Internet, according to a report from the university. K-State is notifying the 19 individuals, who submitted applications for graduate programs in agronomy between 2010 and 2013 that some

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 03, 2014

    Accident injures trucker

    WHEATON – A Wheaton man was injured Tuesday morning after the semitrailer he was driving rolled on Kansas Highway 16 in Pottawatomie County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Michael Hart, 36, was driving a 2004 Freightliner, which was pulling a 2013 Bulk Trailer, on Railroad Street in Wheaton when he

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 03, 2014

    K-State center partners with Masons to help kids

    The Kansas State University Speech and Hearing Center, which offers clinical training for graduate students in communication sciences and disorders, has been designated a Kansas RiteCare Clinic. At an induction ceremony Aug. 27, the Scottish Rite Masons presented the center with a $20,000 check to provide evaluation

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 03, 2014

    Topeka man pleads guilty to armed robbery of Dollar General

    A Topeka man in federal court on Tuesday pleaded guilty to robbing two businesses earlier this year, including a Dollar General in Manhattan. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office, Christopher Wilhoite, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of commercial

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 03, 2014

    Man injured in Pott County semi accident

    WHEATON – A Wheaton man was injured Tuesday morning after the semitrailer he was driving rolled on Kansas highway 16 in Pottawatomie County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Michael Hart, 36, was driving a 2004 Freightliner, which was pulling a 2013 Bulk Trailer, on Railroad Street in Wheaton when he

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | September 02, 2014

    Officials at odds about air quality monitor shutoff

    Internal disagreement between Kansas State University and Konza Prairie officials took place before a decision was made to shut off the prairie’s air quality monitor more than a year ago. This information comes via email conversations obtained by The Mercury through an open records

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