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  • Local |Business | April 30, 2016

    Tourism group building interest one brick at a time

    Where is the longest sculpted brick mural in the United States? Would you believe, in Cloud County, Kansas? Today we’ll learn about this remarkable rural tourism attraction. Last week we learned about Cloud Ceramics, a brick manufacturer in Concordia. Not only does this company

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 29, 2016

    Department of Education investigating 4 possible Title IX violations at KSU

    The U.S. Department of Education is investigating four cases of possible Title IX infractions at K-State relating to the university’s response to student reports of sexual assault. The university has confirmed the number of cases but referred additional questions to the U.S.

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 29, 2016

    Zac Brown Band to headline football stadium concert

    Currie.mercury

    There will be a different reason for Bill Snyder Family Stadium to get loud this September. For the first time in nearly 30 years the stadium will host a major concert event: a four-band music festival headlined by Zac Brown Band on Sept. 10. The concert festival,

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | April 29, 2016

    Why were the trees at the mall near Dillard’s removed?

    Wonder1

    Q: Why were the trees at the mall near Dillard’s removed? A: Much like the former Sears store, several trees around Manhattan Town Center have been targeted for reincarnation. Sears closed its doors in December 2014 and was demolished last fall to make way for

  • Local |Business | April 29, 2016

    Public opinion split on vision for Aggieville’s future

    Aggieville.mercury

    Opinions on the future of Aggieville are divided — sometimes even for married couples. Jon and Sarah Wilson were among the 50 people who attended an open house Thursday to provide input on the Aggieville Community Vision. “The biggest goal is figuring out which way they want

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 28, 2016

    Myers signs contract with $360,000 salary

    K-State Interim President Richard Myers will receive an annual salary of $360,000 for the duration of his service, according to the Kansas Board of Regents appointment agreement he signed Wednesday. Myers assumed the position Tuesday and will serve until the Regents hire a permanent replacement. Myers’

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 28, 2016

    Courthouse project to cost at least $483K

    Riley County officials said that courthouse improvements will cost at least $483,000. County commissioners heard an update on the project, which began in January and is to be completed later this year, at their meeting Thursday. The project involves adding security features such as limited public

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 28, 2016

    Soldier gets 18 months in sexual assault case

    An Army helicopter pilot stationed at Fort Riley was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday, for sexually assaulting a woman last year at a Nevada casino. At a hearing on Fort Riley, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Eric LeRoy, 34, pleaded guilty to two counts of abusive sexual

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | April 28, 2016

    Law grants in-state tuition to Kansas veterans

    More Kansas veterans are eligible for in-state tuition at state colleges, thanks to a bill signed into law on Wednesday. Gov. Sam Brownback signed House Bill 2567 to expand the eligibility for in-state tuition rates to veterans who had established residency in Kansas prior to serving

  • Local |Kansas State University |Obituaries | April 28, 2016

    Longtime professor Nafziger dies

    E. Wayne Nafziger, a prolific economics professor who worked at K-State for nearly half a century, has died. Nafziger, 77, of Manhattan, was a university distinguished professor, Faculty Senate president and the author of 21 books. He died Monday, April 25, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in

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