Facility use fees for Manhattan-Ogden schools could increase this year if the school board approves a proposal from USD 383 administrators. The school board will hear the issue at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday. According to agenda information, the district is not allowed to “make money”
Iran, Russia and China are making inroads in South America because the United States has pulled back on military and academic exchanges with the region, an expert said in an appearance in Manhattan Monday. Marina Malamud, a professor of military sociology at the Air War
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Kansas to allow same-sex couples to marry, but he delayed enforcement of the order until next week to give the state time to appeal. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday barring
With the midterm election coming up Tuesday, Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo on Monday updated county commissioners on advance voting numbers, and this year’s statistics exceed that of 2010’s midterm election. As of the close of the advance voting period Saturday, the county has
Sen. Pat Roberts’ re-election campaign has dropped a controversial commercial featuring K-State football coach Bill Snyder from its advertising rotation. A spokesman for the Roberts campaign told The Mercury on Monday that the ad had completed its scheduled run on Sunday and wouldn’t be
The Manhattan City Commission will receive an update on Tuesday about the Parks and Recreation offices and City Auditorium project. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. In June, commissioners gave their support for moving the parks department from 1101 Fremont St. in City
Ben Wilson, a 21-year-old K-State student and music major pulled off the upset in August primaries when he beat out incumbent Dave Lewis by 66 votes for the District 1 seat in the Riley County Commission. With no challenger in Tuesday’s general election, the seat goes
A Manhattan woman was transported to the hospital with possible injuries after a vehicle crash on I-70 Sunday afternoon. Elizabeth Dodd, 52, of Manhattan, a K-State professor, was taken to Mercy Regional Health Center after her vehicle was struck by a car driven by Tosan Ehiguese, 26,
The trial for a Leonardville man charged with murder in connection to the killing of a Clay Center man began Monday in Riley County District Court. Howard Barrett, 58, is accused of stabbing to death Thomas James, 48, in February 2008. Barrett is facing a second-degree murder charge.
A crowd of 30-40 supporters gathered at Blue Earth Plaza to cheer on one of their own Sunday afternoon. Jim Sherow, a K-State professor and Democrat, is looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., in Tuesday’s general election and told supporters he’s
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