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  • Local |Government, Politics | February 10, 2014

    Snow crews keeping busy

    Riley County crews have had a busy season removing snow from roads, Riley County Public Works Director Leon Hobson said. Hobson explained the county’s process for clearing snow to the county commissioners at Monday’s meeting. “Each storm is different, so the crews have

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 10, 2014

    Roberts refutes residency claims

    The office of U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has spoken out against what it calls a “hit piece” published by the New York Times. The article, which also ran in Sunday’s edition of The Mercury, said Roberts was “desperate to re-establish ties to

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 10, 2014

    Meeting to make up for snow cancellation

    City commissioners plan to hold a work session Tuesday followed by a special legislative session to cover the agenda items from last week’s canceled meeting. Tuesday’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with a work session dealing with annual revenue projection

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 10, 2014

    City launches comprehensive plan site

    City planners want public input on the future of Manhattan. A new website was launched Friday that covers the Manhattan Area Comprehensive Plan update. Assistant director for planning Eric Cattell said the website was created by a team of consultants hired to update the 2003 plan,

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 10, 2014

    K-Staters to present work at Undergrad Research Day

    Ten undergraduate researchers from Kansas State University will get the chance to present their work at the inaugural Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 12, on the first-floor rotunda of the State Capitol in Topeka. The event is to showcase the research being conducted

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 10, 2014

    Horne arrested on drug charges

    Levertis Horne, 22, of Manhattan, was arrested while at the Riley County Jail on charges involving possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of opiates, opium, narcotic drugs, stimulants, or otherwise prohibited controlled substances. RCPD Officer Matthew Droge said that the arrest was part of an investigation

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 09, 2014

    K-State’s new Performance Table improves dining for athletes

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    When it came to the way Kansas State University fed its athletes in the past, one can safely say Derby Dining Center got the job done. But, compared with other athletic departments in the Big 12 Conference, KSU was lagging behind. Not anymore. The dining experience

  • Local |Education | February 09, 2014

    ‘Placebo’ effect wins bee for Anthony 8th-grader

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    The nerves felt by participants at Saturday’s Riley County Spelling Bee were not a placebo effect. “Placebo” did, however, play a part in the competition. It became the winning word when Stephanie Fu, an eighth-grader at Anthony Middle School, spelled it correctly in the 13

  • Local |Education | February 09, 2014

    Bergman teachers surprise colleague after her husband’s sudden deployment

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    Alaina Fennell, a speech language pathologist at Bergman Elementary, didn’t expect to be wearing a veil in front of her colleagues in the school library Friday. The day was meant to just be a faculty work day, but lunchtime turned into a surprise wedding

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 09, 2014

    Horne found guilty of robbery, battery

    A man accused in a 2012 home invasion was found guilty, the jury announced Saturday morning. A jury convicted Levertis Horne of four of the six charges against him. He was found guilty of two counts of attempted aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated battery for

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