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  • Local |Business | July 31, 2013

    Area radio station goes country

    Those who tune in to Q103.5, an area easy-listening radio station, got a surprise this week: country music. The radio station, based in Junction City, has been broadcasting easy-listening music since 2005 but changed its format Monday, said operations manager Robert Elfman. Q103.5 is owned by

  • Local |Business | July 31, 2013

    Community foundation gets $75,000 grant

    The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation has been awarded an implementation grant of $75,000 over the next three years from the Kansas Health Foundation’s Healthy Communities Initiative. The grant money will be used for the Flint Hills Wellness Coalition, a group that promotes public awareness of

  • Local |Traffic | July 31, 2013

    Truck driver collides with cows

    A semi-truck driver was injured after he struck four cows in Clay County Tuesday night and his vehicle ended up in a ditch. The accident was reported at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. The driver, Matthew Salter, 31, of

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 31, 2013

    K-State Salina UAS Club places in 10 ten

    Kansas State University Salina’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Club landed a Top 10 finish at the 11th annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Student Unmanned Aircraft Systems Competition at Webster Field, an annex of Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. The club placed eighth out

  • Local | July 31, 2013

    The last of the Riley County Fair 4-H results

    Here are the last of the Riley County Fair 4H animal competition results. Beef Division Grand Champion Market Beef, Reid Shipman, Pillsbury; Reserve Grand Champion, Kobie Camerlinck, Riley Rascals. Champion Angus Heifer, Reid Shipman, Pillsbury; Reserve Champion, Haley Lindell, Riley Rascals. Champion Charolais, Nissa Olsen,

  • Local |Traffic | July 31, 2013

    K-18 access from Stagg Hill Road reopened

    Access to K-18 from Stagg Hill Road has been reopened, according to a press release from the Kansas Department of Transportation. Stagg Hill Road ties into the south end of Scenic Drive and continues east on the south side of K-18 into the existing Stagg

  • Local | July 31, 2013

    Arbor Day Foundation giving away trees

    The Arbor Day Foundation is giving trees to new members. During the month of August, everyone who joins the foundation and donates $10 will receive 10 Colorado Blue Spruce trees. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the appropriate time for planting, which is between Oct. 15 and

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 30, 2013

    County split on paying for bridge fixes

    Pottawatomie County commissioners agreed Monday that the county needs more revenue to fund major road and bridge projects. What they didn’t agree on was the source of the revenue––an increase in the property tax levy, or asking voters to approve an additional one-half

  • Local | July 30, 2013

    Grand prize steer brings in $1,500

    Livestock and baked goods winners sold their prize-winning animals and creations on Monday as the Riley County Fair wrapped up a weekend of events and contests. Jennifer Wilson, extension director for 4-H, said the highest-selling animal was the grand champion steer, owned by Reid Shipman

  • Local | July 30, 2013

    New editor named for Mercury

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    Staff reports Steve Cameron, a career journalist and author, has accepted the position of executive editor of The Manhattan Mercury. Cameron has a long history of reporting, editing and managing in newspapers and magazines around the country. Among those assignments: He was the managing editor

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