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  • Local |Government & Politics | March 31, 2015

    Dodson out-raises opponents in city race

    Mike Dodson raised the most money among Manhattan City Commission candidates during the recent reporting period. In documents filed with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, three candidates had a clear fundraising advantage. Dodson reported raising $8,400 between Feb. 20 and March 26. Linda Morse was close behind with $7,520,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 31, 2015

    1 hurt in attempted robbery

    An attempted robbery on Monday in K-State’s West Stadium parking lot left one victim with minor injuries, according to K-State police. A man reported that an unknown Hispanic man, 5-feet-8-inches tall with brown hair and in his late 20s, wearing a gray shirt

  • Local | March 31, 2015

    Commission looks at health ranking

    Health director Leslie Campbell on Monday reviewed a report that shows Riley and Pottawatomie counties among the healthiest in the state. “It’s not just all about health,” Campbell told Pott County commissioners. “It’s also about transportation and graduation rates and other things. I

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 31, 2015

    Man charged with child sex crimes left state

    A heavily-redacted affidavit released to the Mercury indicates a Leonardville man left the state after an interview with Riley County police last month. John Thomas, 48, was arrested on a Riley County warrant in Chino Valley, Ariz. earlier this month and is currently confined at the

  • Local |Business | March 31, 2015

    City reports continuing growth in sales tax receipts

    Sales tax revenue continues to outpace last year’s record. The city had $821,051 in revenue in the March sales tax report, which reflects the previous month’s sales. The city had $813,574 in sales tax revenue in March 2014. The year-to-date sales tax revenue is nearly $2.78 million,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 31, 2015

    2 reach plea agreements in kidnapping case

    Two Manhattan men accepted plea agreements on Monday for their roles in kidnapping two K-State students last fall. Ortegas Tune and Rasheem Wilson each pleaded no contest to kidnapping Keli Lee and Haley Hart and no contest to the aggravated robbery of Steven Briggs. Chief

  • Local |Education | March 31, 2015

    Textbooks on agenda

    USD 383 could purchase 480 new textbooks and 396 computers if the Manhattan-Ogden school board approves staff recommendations. The recommendations for those purchases, as well as the completion of a couple maintenance projects, will come before the school board at a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting at the Robinson

  • Local |Area Schools | March 31, 2015

    Area players named all-state by KBCA

    The Kansas basketball coaches association honored a few area players in its yearly all-state teams this week. Earning first team honors were Wamego’s Lanie Page (Class 4A-DI), Valley Heights’ Sidney Blackburn (1A-DI) and Rock Creek’s Caron Becker (4A-DII). Valley Height’s Elijah Smith

  • Local |General Activities | March 31, 2015

    MHK United wins title

    Playing up one age group in the 12-and-under division, the U11 MHK United boys soccer team won the championship last weekend at the April Fool’s Futbol Festival in Lawrence.  MHK United went 2-1 in pool play with a 5-1 victory over U12 Sporting

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 30, 2015

    Vanier named to NBAF position

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    A K-State animal health leader has been chosen to engage local, regional and national stakeholders in the development of partnerships for the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF. The Department of Homeland Security has selected Marty Vanier, the university’s director of operations at

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