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  • 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

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | March 02, 2014

    Land-lease agreements adjust to changing ag market landscape

    VALLEY FALLS — “The best deal for the farmer, and the best deal for the landowner.” That should be the ultimate objective of land-leasing agreements, according to Kevin V. Dhuyvetter of the K-State Department of Economics — but it’s far from that simple. Many variables play

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 01, 2014

    New initiative combines arts, sciences for Konza Prairie study

    As home to the Konza Prairie Biological Station and located in the Flint Hills, which includes the largest remaining area of unplowed tallgrass prairie in North America, Kansas State University is a major hub of research on the important prairie ecosystem. Now this research is

  • Local |Business | March 01, 2014

    New Boston Creative Group adds two team members

    New Boston Creative Group LLC welcomes two new team members: graphic designer Tammy Irvine and office assistant Andi Washburn. Irvine has 26 years of experience in the art industry. Originally from Castle Rock, Colo., she earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a minor

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