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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | May 11, 2015

    Man who hosted Britt’s party pleads to open saloon charge

    A man who hosted a party at Britt’s Garden Acres, 1000 S. Scenic Drive, on a night in October in which gunshots were alleged to have been fired pleaded no contest Monday morning to one count of hosting an open saloon. Judge David Stutzman on

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 11, 2015

    K-State architectural engineering students win national scholarships

    Kansas State University architectural engineering students have been selected to receive two of the five national scholarships awarded by the Committee of Fellows of the American Council of Engineering Companies. Alex Pint, fifth-year graduate student, Leawood, will receive the $7,500 Kennedy/Jenks Consultants Scholarship in Honor

  • Local |Business | May 10, 2015

    Officials planning for a bigger Little Apple 20 years from now

    The Manhattan Mercury doesn’t own a crystal ball, but area leaders have shared with the paper their visions of the future. These people aren’t certified soothsayers, but based on long-term plans and growth patterns, they have some theories on how Manhattan will develop

  • Local |Business |Arts & Leisure | May 10, 2015

    Comic book store strives to create community

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    Neither Evan Johnson, district manager of Boom Comics, nor the store’s employees should be referred to as heroes. If one had to bestow some sort of title on them, they could probably be called protectors of all things nerd. “I think the most important

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 10, 2015

    Dispatchers work as a team in emergencies

    Hidden from public view in a back room at the Riley County Police Department is a complicated configuration of computers, monitors and telephones.  On Friday night, four dispatchers — employees who receive 911 and non-emergency calls, then dispatch the appropriate agency to the incident location — were situated

  • Local |Business | May 10, 2015

    New Wareham Opera House manager aims for wider audience

    The new Wareham Opera House manager plans to bring a wider range of community events to the downtown entertainment venue. Dell Ann Upp, owner of Straight Upp Creative Studio in Aggieville, began Thursday as the new operations manager for the Wareham Opera House. Upp said

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 10, 2015

    K-State Salina adds drone security program

    SALINA — K-State Salina is adding a concentration in drone cybersecurity to its graduate offerings. Because processing, storing and transporting communication is an extensive component of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also called drones, Kansas State University Salina is expanding its curriculum offerings. K-State Salina is adding

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | May 10, 2015

    Statewide competition awards $10K in scholarships

    A statewide student business competition organized by the Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship has awarded three high school and three college students with $10,000 in prize money for their business ideas. The Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge gives students from around the state experience

  • Local |Education | May 10, 2015

    30 Manhattan-Ogden teachers, staff retire

    A total of 30 people have announced their retirements from USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden schools this year. The following are teachers and administration: Joyce Allen, language arts, Manhattan High School; Joseph Andrade, physical education, driver’s education; Elvera Bergsten, second grade, Amanda Arnold; Kay Blattner, speech, Theodore Roosevelt

  • Local |Education | May 10, 2015

    Manhattan, Wamego students make all-star academic list

    Two area students made it in the Topeka Capital-Journal’s 2015 All-State Academic Team last week. They were Sachin DeYoung of Manhattan High School and Matthew Scherer of Wamego High School. DeYoung is the son of Anemarie DeYoung and Bharat Ratra. He interned for two years

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