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  • Local | October 08, 2013

    Longtime Mercury photographer retires

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    Rod Mikinski, a Manhattan Mercury photographer for 34 years, has announced his retirement. Mikinski, in a written statement published in today’s Mercury, called his tenure at the paper “a great joy,” and thanked the “people of this community who let me get closer to the

  • Local |Education | October 07, 2013

    USD 383 tackles puzzle of caring for homeless students

    Stan Ward, USD 383 coordinator of federal/state funds and grants, leaned back in his chair when the subject of money for homeless students came up. Ward and program coordinator Cheryl McCormick explained the dynamics of the program, which is designed to make sure homeless students

  • Local |Business | October 07, 2013

    Old Water Wheel House at Rock Springs 4-H Camp causes mixed emotions

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    Sentiment and practicality are at odds with the planned destruction of a building at the Rock Springs 4-H Center looming next spring. The Water Wheel Ranch House, south of Junction City, will be demolished to make room for a new educational plaza. The building once

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 07, 2013

    Downtown parking woes continuing

    Notes from Monday’s county commission meeting: • Road construction downtown has been delayed but is nearing its end. Gina Scroggs, executive director of Downtown Manhattan, Inc., said the installation of pedestrian signals is behind schedule. If they are not in place in time for Promenade

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 07, 2013

    Pottawatomie County water, sewer agreement up for feedback

    City commissioners Tuesday will be asked for feedback on an agreement between the city and Pottawatomie County governing water and sewer supplied by the city to Blue Township. The city has been working on a new contract for water and sewer service for the township

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 07, 2013

    Dedication of rose garden Saturday honoring fraternity’s late house mother

    The dedication of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Red Rose Garden, the first named campus landmark for a Kansas State Greek chapter, will be 10:30 am Saturday at the KSU Gardens on Denison Avenue. “It is a tradition of Pi Kappa Phi chapters nationwide to donate

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | October 07, 2013

    Locals get their chance to decide if the ‘Price is Right’

    What do a famous game show host, a man wearing purple pants, a Texas A&M booster and a room full of diehard TV fans have in common? They were all in attendance Sunday night for “The Price is Right Live.” The stage show

  • Local | October 06, 2013

    Aggieville invaded by zombie dogs, Dorothys and ‘survivors’ for Breadbasket fundraiser

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    Sure, zombies want to eat your flesh, but some of them are still softies at heart. Aggieville was invaded by a pack of 37 zombies and survivors — plus one zombie dog — during the third annual Zombie Walk for Hunger on Saturday. Participants donated canned goods to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 06, 2013

    Brown found guilty in child abuse case

    Antonio Brown has been convicted of first-degree murder and other charges in the death of 14-month old Clayden Urbanek, according to reports in the Salina Journal.  The trial was moved to Riley County earlier this month due to the intense media coverage the case

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 06, 2013

    Beach Museum faces busy October

    K-State’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is offering plenty of activities for patrons of all ages to enjoy during the month of October. The following events, all free unless otherwise indicated, are sponsored by the Beach Museum. They include: • “The World’s Largest

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