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  • Local | November 19, 2013

    Time to get ready for winter

    With the first frosts of the season already behind us, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the National Weather Service and local emergency management officials across the state, is urging Kansans to prepare for winter. Winter Weather Awareness Day is Wednesday. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 18, 2013

    College of Architecture earns high rankings

    With three design programs ranked among the nation’s Top 10, Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design is among the nation’s highest ranked. Kansas State University’s graduate program in landscape architecture is No. 2 in the nation, second only to Harvard,

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 18, 2013

    Facility gets expanded and upgraded to EPA standards

    Eco-friendly Manhattanites can now flush with confidence. The Manhattan city government recently unveiled the newly upgraded and expanded wastewater treatment plant, a facility that complies with stricter EPA regulations. Robert DeWitt, assistant for the water and wastewater division, said there were three components to the

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 18, 2013

    Fort Riley fire takes 8 hours to put out

    Flames at Fort Riley took firefighters eight hours to put out Sunday afternoon. Several area fire departments responded to a fire at the base’s impact area – where soldiers shoot artillery.  At press time Monday, Fort Riley personnel could not immediately respond to say

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 18, 2013

    County OKs bonds for road

    The Riley County Board of Commissioners approved a bond issue Monday to pay for construction on McDowell Creek Road. The board voted 2 to 1 to approve the measure, with commissioner Bob Boyd dissenting. “We have to be prudent managers of these funds,” Boyd said. The McDowell

  • Local | November 17, 2013

    Dietician uses diabetes diagnosis to help others


    Forty years ago, Norma Slagle’s health was declining. Between her junior and senior years of high school, she began to get seizures and pass out — and doctors confused about the cause. Norma had always been a bit on the sickly side as a child.

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 17, 2013

    Parks and Rec boss Eddie Eastes discusses the job

    Eddie eastes 2.phatch

    The Mercury sat down with Eddie Eastes, the new parks and recreation director for Manhattan. He was assistant director until April, when former director Curt Loupe retired. Eastes was named interim director for the department at that time. After a nationwide search and lengthy interview

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 17, 2013

    Warrior Transition receives free food for the holidays

    Turkey run 4.phatch

    FORT RILEY — For all the military does to protect the country, it’s only fair that sometimes a favor is returned. So Saturday morning, several hundred military families waded through rows of turkeys, green beans, cranberry sauce, potatoes and cookie dough as they collected food

  • Local |Business | November 17, 2013

    New staff at Colbert Hills

    The K-State Golf Course Foundation hired Steve Lambert as general manager. Lambert spent eight years in the Navy as a fighter pilot, which culminated in a two-year tour as a demonstration pilot with the Blue Angels. After his Navy tour, he spent 17 years with Jim

  • Local |Business | November 17, 2013

    Administrator retires from St. Paul’s

    Eleanor Blaker, parish administrator, has announced her retirement after 30 years of service at St Paul’s Episcopal Church. Having spent the majority of her adult life in Manhattan, Blaker has served the parish for more than thirty years on staff.  Blaker will be transitioning

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