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  • I Wonder |Local |Education | March 03, 2014

    How do schools decide if it’s too chilly to open?

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    Q:  Why did they have school today? I thought they had rules about calling off school when it’s below zero, since kids have to stand outside while waiting for the bus.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 03, 2014

    ESPN boss to talk at KSU

    Kansas State University’s first Landon Lecture of 2014 will feature John Skipper, president of ESPN Inc. and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, as well as prominent figures in collegiate athletics.    The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 2 in McCain Auditorium. The event will

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 03, 2014

    Commissioners hear updates on Meals, storms

    Updates from the Riley County Commission: • Mary Jo Harbour, chair of the Riley County Council on Aging, updated the commission on its Meals on Wheels program in conjunction with March for Meals Month. Harbour said the program is currently serving about 170 meals a day to

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 03, 2014

    Short stories inspiration for art exhibit

    The short stories of one of Latin America’s most celebrated writers are the inspiration for a new exhibition at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art that explores the visual interpretation of fiction from a philosophical perspective. “Painting Borges: Art Interpreting

  • Local | March 02, 2014

    Press association leaders brave hostile situation to aid threatened Guatemalan publisher

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    In our complex world, The Mercury’s editors can sometimes feel the heat. The heat seldom burns. That’s not the case for some Latin American editors. Among the most courageous of those I know personally is Jose Ruben Zamora. This is his story. Jose

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 02, 2014

    Local GOP delegation: No on cuts

    Members of the all-Republican Kansas congressional delegation are standing in opposition to proposed defense cuts. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced last week that the Pentagon is proposing reducing the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to World War II. The proposed troop

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 02, 2014

    Challenges face K-State designers

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    The pageantry and excess of “The Hunger Games” will grace the runway on Monday at the K-State Student Union. The book series is the theme for this year’s Project Runway event, organized by the Union Program Council. Seven student designers will emulate a piece

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | March 02, 2014

    Casino Night scores for Boys and Girls Club

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    Friday night at the K-State Alumni Center was a lot like Vegas – except those who went could tell people what they did. The Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan held its annual Casino Night fundraiser, which served as an anniversary celebration. Which anniversary was it?

  • Local |Education | March 02, 2014

    Ogden Elementary awarded National Blue Ribbon

    Ogden Elementary has been nominated for the 2014 National Blue Ribbon (NBR) Schools Award Program. The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) nominated five schools for the prestigious award that recognizes high and/or improved performance by public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. Last

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 02, 2014

    Body found in Tuttle Cove Friday

    A body was discovered Friday afternoon in the Tuttle Cove area of Tuttle Creek Lake, according to Pottawatomie County sheriff Greg Riat. There was no immediate identification of the person. The body was taken to Kansas City for an autopsy by a forensic pathologist. Jane

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