Q: There has been discussion recently about forming a watershed district in an attempt to stop flooding on Wildcat Creek. What exactly is a watershed district and how does it function? And what is the alternative if the district isn’t created?
Kansas State University students will have the opportunity to learn some worldly music this fall with a new class that teaches West African drumming. The course, Music 281, will be taught by Neil Dunn, an instructor of percussion and dance. The class is open to all
The Kansas Court of Appeals on Thursday announced its affirmation of a September 2013 Riley County District Court ruling that upheld a decision made in 2011 by the Law Enforcement Agency Board to terminate a police officer. According to an unpublished opinion provided to The Mercury, the
Captain Tim Hegarty isn’t afraid to try new methods of fighting crime. For his efforts and success in implementing crime-reducing policing programs, the Riley County Police Department administrative captain recently was inducted into the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame. The hall of fame is
The Kansas State University College of Business Administration has named Brett Wilkinson as its new accounting department head and the first holder of the Robert G. Chapman endowed chair. “Dr. Wilkinson has an exceptional record as an academic scholar,” said Ali Malekzadeh, Edgerly family dean
Kansas State University’s Donna Fullmer hasn’t just written the book about the design process — she’s written the series. The assistant professor of interior architecture & product design just released “Presentation Basics,” the fourth book for her Studio Companion Series published by
A two-person team from Kansas State University won Best Overall Project and Employees Choice Video awards at the national Student Infrared Imaging Competition in Melbourne, Florida, June 27-28. The team of Devin Mangus, master’s student in biological and agricultural engineering, Kanorado, and Huan Wang,
Riley County commissioners agree that Wildcat Creek poses a danger of flooding, and if the circumstances align, rather costly flooding to property owners. How to approach a solution, though, is tricky, they said. Thursday morning County Counselor Clancy Holeman lined out some options, specifically the
Officers for the USD 383 Board of Education were selected Wednesday evening. Former vice president of the board Leah Fliter unanimously won the board president’s position. She replaced Curt Herrman. Marcia Rozell was also selected unanimously to be vice president of the board. Members switched
It looks like the school district’s operating budget will drop by nearly $800,000, according to projections released Wednesday evening at a USD 383 board of education meeting. The budget for the district’s two operational funds for the 2015 fiscal year could be $796,399 less than the 2014 fiscal
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