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  • Local |Business | March 21, 2014

    Few Plum Island employees coming

    If initial responses are correct, only a few employees will come to Manhattan’s future National Bio and Agro Defense Facility from Plum Island, N.Y., where an aging biosecurity facility will be phased out. NBAF will replace the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, where

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 21, 2014

    Moran confident about NBAF

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    Sen. Jerry Moran told Manhattan Rotary Club members Thursday afternoon he’s confident the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) will be built. Moran, who moved to Manhattan a year ago and has an office here, was the featured speaker for the club’s

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | March 21, 2014

    Is new Chick-fil-A still opening here?

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    Megan Moser .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/*= 0)out += unescape(l[i].replace(/^\s\s*/, '&#'));while (--j >= 0)if (el[j].getAttribute('data-eeEncEmail_hfMFzTuJwC'))el[j].innerHTML = out;/*]]>*/ Q: A while ago the Mercury had an article that Manhattan was getting

  • Local | March 21, 2014

    Locals say information cards could help pets in emergencies

    Pet owners sometimes find themselves in emergencies where they can’t provide information about their pets that need care. Claflin Books and Copies is making emergency pet information cards — also known as ICE cards — to address that concern, according to store owner Stormy Kennedy. She

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 21, 2014

    Firm suffers $56,000 in losses to thieves

    A thief or thieves stole more than two dozen pieces of equipment from Flint Hills Landscape, 9770 Limerick Lane, causing a loss of more than $56,000, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. The company reported the theft to the sheriff’s office on Monday and

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 21, 2014

    Power without flowers: K-State grad student designs plant-free garden for festival

    Jessica Canfield is creating a garden half the size of a basketball court without planting a single flower, shrub or seed of grass. Canfield, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Kansas State University, was selected from more than 300 international applicants to bring her synthetic garden

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 21, 2014

    Duluth man dies in late-night rollover accident

    A 45-year-old Duluth man died after he was ejected from a vehicle that rolled over two miles east of the Duluth Church on Duluth Road. Ronald L. Shelton was identified as the victim in the accident believed to have happened overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. At 10:15

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 20, 2014

    Regester: Cutting mortgage fees would hurt county

    There was little love for Topeka during Thursday morning’s Riley County Commission meeting. Debbie Regester, the county register of deeds, expressed her disapproval of Kansas Senate bill 298, which she reported had passed that chamber on Wednesday. It now moves to the House of Representatives.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 20, 2014

    KSU employee’s suit allowed to go forward

    A former Kansas State University employee can move forward with a racial discrimination lawsuit against the university, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week. Edwin Asebedo, a Hispanic man, alleged that his supervisor and former co-workers in KSU’s Central Mail Services Department

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 20, 2014

    Huelskamp threatens to sue Douglas County DA over ticket lottery

    Apparently U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has decided on the old axiom that all publicity is good publicity. The 1st District congressman got hooked earlier this week, when he announced a lottery to give away NCAA tournament basketball tickets — to a winner who had qualified

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