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  • Local |Business | April 06, 2014

    United Way hires donor coordinator

    Cheryl Boothe has been named to the position of donor relations coordinator at the United Way of Riley County. Boothe will have responsibility for developing donor relationships and working with volunteers as well as managing events. Boothe is originally from Manhattan, and earned a bachelor’

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 04, 2014

    What’s like to come out as a pro athlete?

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    Wade Davis’s mother told him she’d rather hear him say he was dying of cancer than have him tell her he was gay. It turned out to be years before she would embrace him for who he was, a different dynamic than when

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | April 04, 2014

    K-State, AIB to join forces

    The Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry and American Institute of Baking International are just down the road from each other. A few years from now, they could wind up under the same roof. The idea for the Global Center for Grain-Based

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

    Fall victim had been at frat party, police say

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    Manhattan High graduate Naomi McClendon was drinking at a banned fraternity’s party last weekend before she was given a ride to a Tempe apartment complex where she died in a fall, police said Friday. McClendon, 18, fell from a 10th-floor balcony of a privately owned

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | April 04, 2014

    Marionette group will have two shows at McCain on April 13

    The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes will offer two shows at Kansas State University on Sunday, April 13, as part of the McCain Performance Series. “Simple Gifts” will be presented at 5 p.m. and “Life in Motion” at 7:30 p.m., both in Forum Hall at the K-State

  • Local |Business | April 04, 2014

    Mercury Bingo begins Sunday

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    Hey, Mercury readers, it’s time you had a little fun. And maybe a lot of money. The Manhattan Mercury on Sunday will launch its first-ever BINGO contest. The top prize: $500. Here’s how it works: • Inserted in the paper of Sunday, April 6, you will

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 04, 2014

    ESPN president headlines panel discussion

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    Dr. April Mason: Tonight we’re really very pleased to welcome one of the most prominent figures in American sports media and three leaders in collegiate athletics to our Landon panel. This panel will undoubtedly bring insight, challenge us to question, and help guide Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 03, 2014

    Sports leaders call for sweeping NCAA reform

    As the leader of ESPN — one of the single most powerful entities in pop culture and the driving force behind how most Americans have received their sports fix in the last 30 years — John Skipper believes if there’s one thing that can still bring people

  • Local |Education | April 03, 2014

    Board adds positions

    The USD 383 Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved adding an early childhood preschool director and a high school agricultural science teacher. The preschool director position would be a part of program requirements for the district’s prekindergarten program grant of $439,144 through the Kansas Department

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 03, 2014

    Ariz. police still looking into fall

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    Tempe police have made progress in their investigation of the death of former Manhattan High student body president Naomi McClendon, but how she received the alcohol contributing to her death remains unclear. McClendon, 18, early Sunday morning fell from a 10th-floor balcony of a privately owned

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