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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | March 04, 2014

    Commission supports sending recyclable material to Howie’s

    WESTMORELAND —Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday endorsed a proposal to begin taking recycled materials to Howie’s Recycling in Manhattan. Tim Eisenbarth, who oversees the county’s recycling program, said the move would simplify the program and save a considerable amount of money — primarily in transportation

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 04, 2014

    Status hearing postponed in vehicular homicide case

    Judge Meryl Wilson rescheduled Daniel Nitchman’s status hearing Tuesday. Nitchman is charged with vehicular homicide in the September accident that caused the death of Samantha Coleman, 31, of Abilene. Coleman was struck on Interstate 70 by Nitchman’s 2012 Ford pickup after he reportedly fell asleep at

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 04, 2014

    APDesign student wins scholarship

    A recently established scholarship by Momenta, an Overland Park architecture, planning and design firm, will provide financial assistance to a fourth-year student in the department of architecture at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign. The recipient of the new

  • I Wonder |Local |Education | March 03, 2014

    How do schools decide if it’s too chilly to open?

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    Q:  Why did they have school today? I thought they had rules about calling off school when it’s below zero, since kids have to stand outside while waiting for the bus.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 03, 2014

    ESPN boss to talk at KSU

    Kansas State University’s first Landon Lecture of 2014 will feature John Skipper, president of ESPN Inc. and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, as well as prominent figures in collegiate athletics.    The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 2 in McCain Auditorium. The event will

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 03, 2014

    Commissioners hear updates on Meals, storms

    Updates from the Riley County Commission: • Mary Jo Harbour, chair of the Riley County Council on Aging, updated the commission on its Meals on Wheels program in conjunction with March for Meals Month. Harbour said the program is currently serving about 170 meals a day to

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 03, 2014

    Short stories inspiration for art exhibit

    The short stories of one of Latin America’s most celebrated writers are the inspiration for a new exhibition at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art that explores the visual interpretation of fiction from a philosophical perspective. “Painting Borges: Art Interpreting

  • Local | March 02, 2014

    Press association leaders brave hostile situation to aid threatened Guatemalan publisher

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    In our complex world, The Mercury’s editors can sometimes feel the heat. The heat seldom burns. That’s not the case for some Latin American editors. Among the most courageous of those I know personally is Jose Ruben Zamora. This is his story. Jose

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 02, 2014

    Local GOP delegation: No on cuts

    Members of the all-Republican Kansas congressional delegation are standing in opposition to proposed defense cuts. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced last week that the Pentagon is proposing reducing the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to World War II. The proposed troop

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 02, 2014

    Challenges face K-State designers

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    The pageantry and excess of “The Hunger Games” will grace the runway on Monday at the K-State Student Union. The book series is the theme for this year’s Project Runway event, organized by the Union Program Council. Seven student designers will emulate a piece

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