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  • Local |Kansas State University | February 18, 2014

    Young alums to be honored

    The Student Alumni Board, a program of the K-State Alumni Association, will honor 2014 Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipients Molly Hamm and Matt Wolters on Feb. 25. The award, which was established in 2012, recognizes two K-State graduates who are younger than 35 and are using the scholarship, leadership

  • Local | February 17, 2014

    Disc golf’s ‘Ice Bowl’ may live up to name


    Golfers might have to pack up their equipment for the winter, but the same doesn’t hold true for the Disc Fanatics of Kansas. The local disc golf club will host its annual Ice Bowl, along with a ribbon, cutting to inaugurate the new expansion

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 17, 2014

    City-university agreement on agenda

    City commissioners plan to finalize the 2014 city-university fund agreement during their Tuesday night legislative session. The commission approved the funding during last year’s budget session. Tuesday’s meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in City Hall, will include a rundown of how much each

  • Local |Fort Riley | February 16, 2014

    New chaplain, chapel bring soldiers of all faiths together

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    FORT RILEY —When services begin at Fort Riley’s new Victory Chapel in March, the post’s first Jewish chaplain in more than 20 years will be one of the officials to conduct them. 1st Lt. David Gingold is one of fewer than a dozen Jewish

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 16, 2014

    Davis discusses direction of state

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis spent time in Manhattan on Saturday for a full day of meet-and-greets and fundraisers. During an interview with The Mercury, Davis, who is from Lawrence, responded to criticism from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community he received this week

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 16, 2014

    Education, budget focus of legislative breakfast

    Education and budgets were the main topics of conversation at Eggs and Issues on Saturday. The event, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, was an opportunity for area residents to ask questions and express concerns to their legislative representatives. About 100 people attended. Representatives Sydney Carlin (

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 16, 2014

    Lawmakers weigh in on anti-gay marriage bill

    Area legislators spoke about their feelings on the religious freedom bill that gave Kansas national attention this week. The bill (HB2453), introduced by Rep. Charles Macheers, R-Shawnee, was designed to allow individuals, groups and businesses to refuse to recognize or provide services to same-sex couples

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 16, 2014

    Murder suspects held on $1 million bond

    JUNCTION CITY —Three suspects arrested last week in connection with the death of a Junction City woman are each confined on a $1 million bond. Larry Anderson, 25, Manhattan; Drexel Woody, 23, Fort Riley; and Marryssa Middleton, 22, Colorado, are confined in the Geary County Jail. The three were

  • Local |Education | February 16, 2014

    Area students make various deans’ lists

    •Kathryn Estabrook and Nicholas Martin, both of Manhattan, made the fall 2013 dean’s list at the University of Vermont. Estabrook is majoring in French. Martin is majoring in mechanical engineering. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0

  • Local |Education | February 16, 2014

    Area students graduate from college

    •Emily Beach of Manhattan graduated with distinction in December from Concordia University, Nebraska, in Seward, Neb. Beach received a bachelor of science degree in education. Those who earned a degree with at least a 3.5 GPA graduated with distinction. •Five area students graduated in December from

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