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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 29, 2014

    Woman sentenced for pill mill connection

    TOPEKA — A Manhattan woman has been sentenced to two years of federal probation for her connection to a pill mill that authorities busted in August 2012. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom stated in a news release that Sarah Harding-Huffine, 30, had been sentenced Monday after she pleaded

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 29, 2014

    County could sue over lack of plants

    WESTMORELAND — Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday directed the administrative staff to threaten legal action — if necessary — to get landscaping around the new justice center completed. Heavy rainfall Sunday morning washed mud across sidewalks and into a street east of the new building, where final grading and

  • Local |Business | April 29, 2014

    Cameron to step down as Mercury executive editor


    Ned Seaton, publisher and editor-in-chief, on Tuesday announced a change in the leadership of The Manhattan Mercury’s newsroom: Steve Cameron is resigning as executive editor, and Megan Moser is taking the position on an interim basis. The changes take effect Thursday. Cameron will continue

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 29, 2014

    Logan pleased with Regents’ revised social media policy

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    The Kansas Board of Regents released a revised social media policy Monday afternoon — incorporating language on academic freedoms while keeping in place the disciplinary clauses that have been a source of controversy. Regent Chair Fred Logan said he’s pleased with the revisions, which will

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 29, 2014

    KSU choir to perform at Kauffman Center

    K-State choir students will turn Kansas City purple during a concert Saturday evening. The Kansas State University Grand Chorus will present its inaugural Rhapsody concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. All ticket sales benefit student

  • 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


    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

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