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  • Local |Business | December 29, 2013

    Company creates Big Slice Pouches

    Alma-based Grandma Hoerner’s Foods added to its Big Slice apples with a new on-the-go Big Slice pouch. Six flavors will be available in 250 Super Targets nationwide in January, and in February they will be offered in all Target locations. The pouches will feature 16 flavors

  • Local | December 29, 2013

    KSU athletics, NBAF lead year’s biggest news

    How news-crazy was 2013 in Manhattan and the surrounding area? Well, in balloting by Mercury editors to determine the year’s top 10 stories, no less than 19 stories received at least one vote. There were so many possibilities that the list bulged at the bottom – with a

  • Local |Kansas State University |Football | December 29, 2013

    K-State defeats Michigan to earn first bowl victory in 11 years

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Michigan may have the winningest football program in history, but this night belonged to Kansas State. The Wildcats used MVP-type performances from quarterback Jake Waters and receiver Tyler Lockett to cruise to a 31-14 victory over the Wolverines on Saturday night in the

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | December 27, 2013

    Doesn’t the new hotel look kind of fragile?

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    Q: There are so many major construction projects going on in Manhattan. Comparing the multistory steel frameworks, however, makes one curious. In particular, the new NBAF building and the South Fourth Street project have beams and girders that one might find in a fort. They

  • Local |Business | December 27, 2013

    FHDC receives grant

    The Flint Hills Discovery Center recently received an $8,725 humanities and heritage grant from the Kansas Humanities Council. Discovery center officials said that the funds will be used to create the second installment in the FORCES! Series, titled “Flint Hills Forces: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort

  • Local |Business | December 27, 2013

    Sales tax receipts top $10M in 2013

    Sales tax revenues in Manhattan broke $10 million for the year — again. “This year’s total sales tax collections were just under last year’s record pace,” said city finance director Bernie Hayen. “It was a good year notwithstanding those ups and downs.” This year’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 26, 2013

    Drowning victim identified

    The body of a Fort Riley soldier is still missing in Milford Lake, where the man drowned Tuesday morning while duck hunting. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 31-year-old Thomas Hedrick, who reportedly was trying to recover a duck he shot

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 26, 2013

    Commissioners manage to skirt gun carry law

    Four county buildings will be exempt from the Kansas concealed carry law after a Riley County commission action Thursday. Commissioners adopted a resolution that exempts four county structures for a four-year period – the Riley County Courthouse, the Carnegie building, the Riley County office building, and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 26, 2013

    Runaway teen found

    A 17-year-old who left his parent near Walmart in Manhattan Dec. 19 was found by one of his parents Tuesday. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was previously looking for Tieler Reeves, a Westmoreland teen who authorities believed ran away from his family. Sheriff Greg Riat

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 24, 2013

    Schulz: Fix social media policy

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    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz and a large group of the school’s faculty have fired back at the Kansas Board of Regents’ new policy regarding use of social media. The regents recently gave university presidents the right to suspend, censure or fire anyone –

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