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  • Local |Business | July 09, 2014

    Rodeo and dinner to benefit cancer research

    The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association wants you to be tough enough to wear pink. The association’s eighth annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo, a special night at the Kaw Valley Rodeo, will be Friday, July 25, to raise awareness of breast cancer and other

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 09, 2014

    Vet students receive scholarship through foundation

    A homegrown scholarship is helping cultivate higher education opportunities for two Kansas State University veterinary medicine students from Franklin County. Kotie Wootten, first-year veterinary medicine student from Ottawa, and Ellen “Elli” Ouellette Unruh, a second-year veterinary medicine student from Rantoul, are recipients of the R.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2014

    Monday night storms cause downed power lines, outages

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    Thunderstorms moving through the Riley County area Monday night knocked out power to hundreds of residents and left behind a wake of damage for emergency personnel to clear. Downed power lines on U.S. Highway 24 required officials to close the roadway Tuesday. As of 11 a.

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 08, 2014

    Commission proposes .432-mill increase

    Riley County commissioners wrapped up 2015 budget work sessions Monday afternoon and reached a consensus on a mill levy increase of .432 mills. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value. The proposed increase puts the county levy at 37.524 and it won’t

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2014

    Lightning strike starts house fire causing $122,000 in damage

    A lightning strike caused a house fire Monday night, resulting in $122,000 in damages to the home. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched at 9:35 p.m. to 2720 Stone Valley Drive for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found a one-story duplex with fire

  • Local |Business | July 08, 2014

    Moser named executive editor

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    Megan Moser has been named executive editor of The Manhattan Mercury. Moser will lead The Mercury’s newsroom, including news reporters, editors, designers, photographers and the sports department. She had been doing that job on an interim basis since the May 1 retirement of former executive

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2014

    Museum’s first artist-in-residence explores human/animal interaction

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    The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will have its first-ever artist-in-residence this week. Calder Kamin of Kansas City, Mo., will be at the museum today through Thursday for the Beach’s Open AIR (Artist-in-Residence) program at which people can interact with her artwork. Kamin’

  • Local |Business | July 08, 2014

    Residential construction still rising

    Residential construction continues to flourish in Pottawatomie County. Zoning Administrator Gregg Webster told county commissioners Monday that building permits issued for new dwellings totaled 63 through the first six months of 2014––the highest number in at least the past five years. The total is two more

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2014

    Junction City man sentenced to 5 years for child pornography

    A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Junction City man to 63 months, or more than five years, in prison on a charge of accessing child pornography with intent to view. Scott Deppish, 43, had previously pleaded guilty to the charge, according to a press release from

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2014

    Two K-State students earn Fulbright awards

    Kansas State University is continuing its legacy of producing Fulbright award winners to represent the United States. Adam Miller, a May 2012 master’s degree graduate in Spanish second language acquisition, Overland Park, is a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. student grant recipient to Argentina, and Jacob

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