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  • Local | August 16, 2013

    New bench honors man who loved City Park

    Every morning, no matter the weather or temperature outside, Bill Michel could be found walking around City Park or the linear trail. In the afternoons, he would huddle together with a group of retired men drinking coffee and discussing any and all the news buzzing

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 16, 2013

    KSU professor named crop science fellow

    Kansas State University agronomy professor Dan Sweeney has been named a Crop Science Society of America Fellow for 2013. He will be honored at the annual Crop Science Society of America meeting in Tampa, Fl. in November. The Fellow designation is the highest recognition bestowed by

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 16, 2013

    KSU offers new online education courses

    Promoting effective K-12 teaching is the focus of new online course work offered by the College of Education at Kansas State University. This collection of courses, called Effective Practice: Teaching in Today’s World, will provide K-12 teachers and paraprofessionals with the knowledge and skills

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 15, 2013

    I-70 crash a suicide attempt

    A Fort Riley soldier has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder among other charges following a failed suicide attempt earlier this year that left one man dead. Documents obtained by The Mercury Thursday show that Gary Nelson, 22, of Junction City, entered the plea last week.

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 15, 2013

    No guns in court

    A new court order applying to the 21st judicial district will prohibit the carrying of any type of weapon into courtrooms here. Riley County Counselor Clancy Holeman briefed county commissioners Thursday on the order, which was issued last month by administrative district Judge Meryl Wilson

  • Local |Fort Riley | August 15, 2013

    Commander talks about road to war

    Lewis.phatch

    FORT RILEY — The quiet time for the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division is coming to a close. Approximately 2,200 soldiers from the CAB started to deploy into Afghanistan in late July. The CAB is expected to be one of the last aviation units deployed to

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 15, 2013

    Architecture school to host workshop

    Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design will host the free workshop “Research in Political Fragmentation and Water Resource Management” from 4-6 pm Thursday, August 29, in the K-State Student Union’s Little Theatre. The workshop will feature a round table on the

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 15, 2013

    Research collaboration aims to improve wireless technology, smartphones

    Through a new research partnership, Kansas State University is helping Kansas businesses and the state’s economy while improving the technology behind wireless communication systems and smartphones. Kansas State University’s Electronics Design Laboratory and Lawrence-based Avatekh Inc. are solving challenges that are caused by

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 15, 2013

    Man arrested after domestic dispute

    Police closed off three blocks in Ogden Wednesday afternoon following reports of homemade explosives in the area. Riley County Police Department officers and a bomb team blocked off the streets after responding to a domestic dispute in which a man threatened his wife that there

  • Local |Education | August 14, 2013

    A mix of emotions for parents, students on 1st day of school

    Reading.phatch

    Natalie Archuleta’s kindergarten class at Bluemont Elementary sat quietly on the carpet as she read … or as she said, “crisscross applesauce with your legs, spoons in your bowls and voices turned off.” Archuleta read “The Kissing Hand,” a story about a raccoon’s first

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