FORT RILEY — Major General Paul Funk II, commanding general of Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division, is now one of Santa’s elves. Fort Riley began ringing in the holiday season Wednesday by kicking off this year’s Operation Santa Claus. Operation Santa Claus
There is disagreement among K-State classified employees over an upcoming vote. K-State classified employees will vote from Nov. 19-22 whether to leave the state civil service and become university employees. There are about 1,600 classified employees who receive hourly wages and don’t have contracts — including
Twitter can be fun and informative in the hands of law enforcement. Or it can cause just a teeny fuss, as the Riley County Police Department realized again this week. After all, it’s easy to stumble into a misunderstanding when you’re only working
It’s a package deal. Allegiant Air began flights to Phoenix Nov. 7 from Manhattan, but the airline hopes to do more than just ferry folks back and forth to Arizona. “We like to think of ourselves as a travel agency that owns an airline,” said
Did you suffer from a lack of TV on Tuesday? The cable for many Cox Communications customers stopped working between 11 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. People didn’t get their midday news fix. Perhaps four hours of college basketball went unwatched on ESPN. And some
In a lockout for a week, students at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School went back to normal Friday. The school, 312 N. Juliette Ave., locked its front door on Nov. 8 and kept children inside for recess because of a domestic dispute in the neighborhood that involved at
Solicitations for magazine sales from Manhattan Christian College are fake. In the last few days, the college has received several calls from residents of Pottawatomie County who have been solicited, according to a press release. According to the report, the college’s president, Kevin Ingram,
A K-State team has received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Institute for an instrument that could help with breakthroughs in animal and human health as well as cancer treatment. The grant amounts to nearly $1.3 million The instrument is a modified
Cox Communications customers experienced cable outages Tuesday. The problem started in mid-morning and had not been corrected by noon. Customers watching TV saw channels with frozen images or a “Temporarily Off Air” message. At The Mercury’s press time, the issue had not been resolved.
The USD 383 school board will hear from school principals during its meeting at 5:30 pm Wednesday in the Robinson Education Center. This is the first of two meetings dedicated to site council reports. The second is scheduled for January. Each school’s principal will receive 30 minutes
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