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  • Local |Business | January 18, 2015

    Boys and Girls Club names two board members

    The Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan announced the addition of Brett Larson and Brad Tajchman to its Board of Directors this year. Terms of the club’s Board of Directors are for three years. Larson serves as the development director for the College of

  • Local |Education | January 16, 2015

    Students, others put talent on display for fundraiser


    In an inspirational show full of singing, dancing and jokes, students and community members with special needs revealed what they do best in the America’s Got Special Talent Show Thursday evening. “We want to impress everyone and show off our moves and our skills

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 16, 2015

    Why can police talk on cell phones while driving?


    Q: RCPD officer spotted on the phone driving down Anderson. Y u no follow the rules? Can we get a Mercury story on this? #doublestandards. A: First of all: Yes, you read that right. Gone are the days when hand-written, head-scratching inquiries arrived at The

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | January 16, 2015

    K-State funding stable in budget

    Kansas State University funding from the state will remain mostly the same through the next two fiscal years, according to Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposal released Friday. K-State, the College of Veterinary Medicine and K-State Extension will also experience a decline from the state

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 16, 2015

    Report: Maintenance spending still lags needs

    Some of Kansas State University’s buildings are in poor condition, according to a recent report. Fortunately, the university is already in the process of addressing some buildings needing attention. According to the 2014 Report on Deferred and Annual Maintenance presented to the Kansas Board of

  • Local |Education | January 16, 2015

    Co-teaching program benefitting students at Ogden Elementary


    The classrooms at Ogden Elementary school work a little differently than most of those here in Manhattan. Each class has one main teacher, and depending on the lesson, a second teacher comes in to tailor to the needs of the students: answering questions, supplementing lecture,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 16, 2015

    Officials warn of police impostor near Marysville

    Officials in northeast Kansas say they are searching for a police impersonator who has stopped and demanded to search at least three vehicles this week. “At this point, our biggest concern is for the public,” Marshall County Sheriff Dan Hargrave said on Thursday. “The impersonator

  • Local |Education | January 16, 2015

    Second person files for seat on USD 383 board

    A second person filed on Friday to run for the Manhattan-Ogden school board. Incumbent and past USD 383 school board president Curt Herrman put his name in for the April election. Herrman has served on the board for the past eight years. “I think my knowledge

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | January 16, 2015

    City planning to restore rose garden fountain

    The city is currently taking bids on a project that would restore the City Park Rose Garden Fountain. The cast iron fountain was originally constructed in 1895. Officials started accepting bids on Friday, and the bidding process will continue until 3 p.m. Jan. 30. Work on the

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 15, 2015

    K-State engineer initiative on track

    TOPEKA — A 2011 initiative to increase Kansas engineering graduates among three universities by almost 60 percent appears to be on track. The Kansas Board of Regents received an update on the University Engineering Initiative Act at its meeting on Wednesday. The initiative’s goal is to have 1,365

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