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  • Local |Government, Politics | April 29, 2014

    Lawmakers aim to prevent minors from using tanning beds

    TOPEKA — Carley Johnson has used tanning beds a little in her life, beginning when she was in middle school. Her mom and friends had frequented tanning salons before, so Carley went with her friends a few times to try it for herself. Shortly afterward Carleyí

  • Local |Education | April 28, 2014

    Marlatt Elementary students giving up recess, television to help people in need in Africa

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    Students at Marlatt Elementary School are giving to hundreds of people in Tanzania by making art. Art teacher Courtney Smith is having her students in kindergarten through sixth grade make paper beads, which are sold in the United States and matched in dollars through an

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | April 28, 2014

    Commissioners respond to mortgage fee letter

    Riley County commissioners took issue with a letter to the editor published in Thursday’s Mercury. The letter was written by John Luebcke, assistant vice president of Citizens State Bank in Marysville. Luebcke defended Kansas Senate Bill 298, which proposes a five-year phase out of the

  • Local | April 28, 2014

    Sunday’s biggest rainfall hit center of town

    Central Manhattan took the brunt of Sunday’s storms — at least in terms of rainfall — K-State climatologist Mary Knapp said Monday. About 3.2 inches of rain fell on the K-State campus Sunday, but only 0.76 of an inch was recorded at Manhattan Regional Airport on the city’

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | April 28, 2014

    Schulz to give update on Campus Corridor

    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz is scheduled to give an update on the university’s North Campus Corridor plan to city commissioners at their 5:30 p.m. meeting on Tuesday. Schulz’s presentation during the city work session will focus on how the city and

  • Local | April 27, 2014

    Manhattan to get new National Guard unit

    A new Kansas National Guard field artillery brigade will be headquartered in Manhattan, officials announced this week. The unit, the 130th Field Artillery Brigade, will bring with it about 15 full-time jobs, said Kansas National Guard spokeswoman Sharon Watson. It will also bring 160 drill-status individuals — that

  • Local |Education | April 27, 2014

    Open house showcases school’s renovation

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    Riley County Historical Society volunteers have done a spectacular job of restoring the old Rocky Ford School — as evidenced by an informative and even joyous open house that lured a surprisingly large crowd on Saturday afternoon. But turning up on a sunny April day, with

  • Local |Business | April 27, 2014

    From the Land of Kansas companies to be featured at Sampler festival

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s state trademark program, From the Land of Kansas, and a variety of its member companies will be in exhibiting at the 25th Annual Kansas Sampler Festival, May 3-4 in Wamego to showcase Kansas food, products and experiences available in

  • Local |Business | April 27, 2014

    Health Source offers exams for donation to Locks of Love

    Health Source Chiropractic, 930 Hayes Drive, Suite C, is offering a new-patient exam, including consultation, complete exam, any necessary X-rays and follow-up appointment for a $20 donation to Locks of Love. The event is going on through the month of May. If Health Source reachers $200, one of

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 27, 2014

    Fort Riley commissary recalls ground beef

    Fort Riley issued a warning Saturday cautioning patrons who purchased 80-percent lean ground beef Friday after 1 p.m. at the post commissary. Employees discovered metal flecks inside the grinder while they were disassembling it for cleaning and warned officials. “We immediately called our military food

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