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  • Local |Education | April 01, 2015

    First-graders go whole hog in Ag Week lesson

    Ag.phatch

    Some Amanda Arnold Elementary School first-graders got their hands dirty and learned about agriculture Wednesday morning at Kansas State University’s Weber Hall arena.   The first-graders learned about pigs, crops and cows, among other agriculture-related topics for the university’s Ag Week, which aims activities

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 01, 2015

    K-State, Iowa State research childhood obesity program

    Researchers from Kansas State University and Iowa State University are using a $2.8 million grant to research a school-based program that combats childhood obesity. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last month that the grant had been awarded to evaluate a program called SWITCH. It focuses on

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | March 31, 2015

    City: No citation for court rusher

    City prosecutors dropped a citation issued to K-State student who ran into a KU basketball player in February. But the young man will be banned from buying tickets or attending K-State games for the near future. Nathan Power intentionally bumped into University of Kansas forward

  • Local |Fort Riley | March 31, 2015

    Army names new post commander

    Grigsby.phatch

    The Big Red One is getting a new commander. Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr. will be the next commander of Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division, the Army announced Monday. Grigsby currently commands Combined Joint Task Force — Horn of Africa. His previous assignments

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | March 31, 2015

    900 K-State students could lose grants in bill

    A budget bill passed in the Kansas Senate last week would eliminate tuition grants for more than 900 K-State students, according to the university. According to a legislative update from Sue Peterson, K-State’s assistant to the president and director of government relations, the number of

  • Local |Government & Politics |2015 Candidate Forums | March 31, 2015

    Candidates envision future of downtown

    Manhattan City Commission candidates spoke about their visions for downtown Monday during a Downtown Manhattan Inc.-hosted forum at the Wareham Opera House. The six candidates are seeking to fill three seats in the April 7 election. Kaleb James said locally owned businesses add character and

  • 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

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