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  • Local |Business | November 06, 2013

    Area power plant ranked 12th in nation for CO2 emissions


    A recent report ranked Jeffrey Energy Center in St. Marys as the 12th most polluting plant in the nation based on carbon dioxide emissions. In light of reports like this and pressure from the Environmental Protection Agency, Jeffrey and many other power plants are searching

  • Local |Business | November 06, 2013

    Gas drops below $3 a gallon in Manhattan

    Gas prices dipped below $3 in Manhattan on Tuesday, the lowest they’ve been in at least a year. The change marks a downward trend across the country that experts say is related to low crude oil prices, less travel and a light hurricane season. The

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 06, 2013

    Don’t fence me in: City denies proposal following debate

    Politics trumping law? City attorney Bill Raymond told commissioners Tuesday night that their decision to deny the building of a fence came down to politics, not legality. Commissioners spent two hours listening to renters and home owners along the south side of Arbor Heights Drive

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

    Officers responding to report in Marysville find no evidence of shooter

    The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded Tuesday to a report of a possible shooting in Marysville. The department received a 911 call about a possible active shooter at Landoll Corporation, 1900 North St. When officers arrived at the scene they found no evidence of a shooter.

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 06, 2013

    Troopers earn Superintendent’s Award

    Kansas state troopers were honored recently for their efforts in keeping people safe on Kansas highways. Two troopers were honored with the Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent’s Award for their efforts following a vehicle pursuit and crash. Master Trooper Bryan Crownover (who is originally from

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 06, 2013

    Native American group plans activities

    The KSU Native American Student Association, or NASA, is sponsoring three events in honor of National Native American Month, starting with the first Native American Heritage Day on Thursday. The event will feature displays, dancers and singers. The second Native American Heritage Day will be

  • Local |Business | November 05, 2013

    Firm says Belvue Bridge salvageable

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    BELVUE — Representatives of an Arizona firm said Monday that the Belvue Bridge is reparable. Mark LeMay and Kurt Clink of Truesdell Corporation, Tempe,  Ariz., gave Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee County commissioners an estimate of $1.5 to $3 million to rehabilitate the aging span, which connects the two counties

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | November 05, 2013

    Regents upbeat on legislative actions


    State higher education officials told The Mercury Monday that they are encouraged by recent activities in the legislature. Members of the Kansas Board of Regents were in Manhattan to visit K-State as part of their statewide university tour. That followed an appearance by state lawmakers,

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 05, 2013

    Westmoreland soldier killed in Afghanistan


    A soldier from Westmoreland was killed Sunday in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced that Sgt. 1st Class Forrest Robertson, 35, died after being wounded when his unit was attacked near Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan. The unit was reportedly attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. Robertson

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 05, 2013

    Polish expert sees country in crisis

    The country that weathered the transition from communism better than any other is going through its deepest crisis since that transition. Jerzy Wiatr, a political scientist and former politician in Poland, describes his country in those stark terms. He is in Manhattan this week to

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