Q: Did The Color Run pay for the use of the K-State facilities? And did they pay the Riley County Police Department to sit in their cars and tell people the roads were closed?
TOPEKA — A biennial budget appropriations request for higher education that includes $20 million for Kansas State University in the next two years received initial approval from the Kansas Board of Regents Thursday. The request will move forward for Gov. Sam Brownback’s consideration. K-State requested $5 million
Mortgages are at a 14-year low statewide, Riley County Register of Deeds Debbie Regester said Thursday. Regester received the information at a Kansas County Officials Association meeting she attended in Wichita last week. She told county commissioners her department hasn’t seen a mortgage above $1
No gas was found at College Hill Preschool after the building was evacuated and closed Thursday because of a suspicious smell. Director of safety and communications for USD 383 Michele Jones said Kansas Gas Service tested the gas line at the preschool, 2600 Kimball Ave., on Thursday
Nuclear energy now provides roughly 11 percent of the world’s electricity and 39 percent of global non-fossil-fueled electric power generation. However, in spite of its impressive safety record since its commercial use began in the 1950s, some level of opposition to nuclear power exists nearly everywhere
Manhattan’s middle schools will have separate football programs for seventh and eighth graders starting next fall. The Manhattan-Ogden school board unanimously approved a proposal from Anthony and Eisenhower middle school officials on Wednesday to give the seventh graders their own program after it had
Sears and Sears Auto Center in Manhattan will close in December, according to Sears Holdings Corporation. Sears, one of Manhattan Town Center’s anchors, will begin its liquidation sale on Sept. 26. Howard Riefs, director of corporate communications for Sears Holdings, said the closure is a
A planned Welcome Center at Kansas State University now has an official name. The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved K-State President Kirk Schulz’s recommendation to name the center the Berney Family Welcome Center for benefactors Rand and Patti Berney of McKinney, Texas,
KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A Fort Riley soldier on Wednesday in federal court was sentenced to six months in prison for making false material statements to the Social Security Administration. James Nickerson, 38, will serve six months of home confinement and three years of supervised release following
College Hill Preschool students and adults were evacuated to Peace Lutheran Church, 2500 Kimball Ave, at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday because of a strong gas odor inside the school. At The Mercury’s press time, USD 383 maintenance and Kansas Gas Service were onsite. A news
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