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  • Local |Government & Politics | February 27, 2014

    Commission seeks better strategy for lobbying

    Following the Northeast Kansas County Commissioners’ brainstorming and cooperative planning meeting Tuesday, the Riley County Commission is discussing how to make more impact with state legislators. “We need a different strategy,” said commissioner Bob Boyd. At its regular meeting Thursday, the commission pondered how to

  • Local |Business | February 27, 2014

    Sales tax receipts called ‘good news’

    Bernie Hayen, Manhattan city treasurer, called February’s sales tax collection “nothing but good news.” The city received a distribution from the state of $1,848,773 for the month – basically reflecting sales in December when adjusted for lag time. That represents a bump of roughly 5.5 percent from

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | February 26, 2014

    Governor honors Wilson school

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    While waiting on Gov. Sam Brownback to arrive Tuesday afternoon, the Woodrow Wilson Elementary students served as the warm-up act for the ceremony in their honor. They sang the school song and told jokes (Q: “What do you call a sleeping bull?” A: “A bulldozer”).

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | February 26, 2014

    City ponders even split on joint fund with university

    City commissioner Wynn Butler suggested Tuesday that the commission look into a 50-50 split of the city-university fund. He said the concept would involve the city and Kansas State University each getting half the fund and determining what to do with the money on their

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 26, 2014

    Four arrested in JC drug bust

    JUNCTION CITY — Four people were arrested on drug charges following the seizure of methamphetamine, marijuana and hand guns, among other illegal items. The Junction City-Geary County Drug Operations Group, along with police officers executed a search warrant on Tuesday at 124 S. Adams St. in Junction

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 26, 2014

    KSU graduate students recognized for research

    Two Kansas State University graduate students have received statewide recognition for their research that benefits Kansas. Joseph Holste, doctoral student in civil engineering, Ludell, and Lance Noll, master’s student in veterinary biomedical science, Greensburg, were the two Kansas State University winners at the 11th

  • Local |Business | February 26, 2014

    Mercury captures awards in state contest

    The Manhattan Mercury won 17 awards in the 2013 Kansas Press Association contest, the results of which were announced this week. The Mercury, which competes in the Daily Division II category, saw four first-place finishes: editorial writing, Walt Braun; headline writing, Megan Moser; news photo, Rod Mikinski;

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 26, 2014

    Suspect to have mental evaluation

    A suspect charged in a Dara’s Fast Lane robbery that occurred in November 2013 will be transported to Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility for a trial competency evaluation. Travis Bowman, 23, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail in the district court hearing Tuesday with

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 26, 2014

    Theater professor dies during surgery at 69

    Daniel Davy, associate professor of theater at K-State, died Saturday during emergency heart surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. “Dan was a very bright and somewhat quirky professor,” said John Uthoff, theatre program director. Uthoff said Davy was the only theater

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 26, 2014

    Gonzalez pleads not guilty to murder charge

    WESTMORELAND — A St. Marys man charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault pleaded not guilty to his charges in Pottawatomie County District Court Tuesday. Pablo Gonzalez, 21, will have a week-long jury trial starting Aug. 25. He was arrested in January in connection with the New Year’

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