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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2013

    Aggravated arson results in small fire

    Two Manhattan men reported that they woke up to a very small fire ignited outside of their apartment on Saturday. Officer Matthew Droge said the fire was ignited by an unknown suspect or suspects using an improvised incendiary device. Matthew Prayso, 45, and Terrance Bise, 45, both

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2013

    Vehicular burglary on Concord Lane reported

    Riley County police are investigating a vehicle burglary reported in the 1800 block of Concord Lane on Saturday. Officer Matthew Droge said Meghan Starr, 27, reported that several items were stolen from her vehicle between 6 p.m. on May 24 and 8:30 a.m. on May 25. The U.S.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2013

    Vehicular burglary on Whitetail Pass reported

    A Manhattan man reported that his vehicle was burglarized in the 700 block of Whitetail Pass on Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said Wyatt Smith, 19, reported that the incident occurred between 11:50 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Smith reported that an unknown suspect stole

  • Local |Education | May 28, 2013

    School changes name to honor retiring principal

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    USD 384 Blue Valley-Randolph Board of Education has changed the name of Olsburg Elementary to McCormick Elementary at its May 13 board meeting. The grade school holds kindergarten through fourth-grade classes in Olsburg. The school is named after Principal Jim McCormick, who retires June 1, after 36 years teaching

  • Local | May 28, 2013

    Wildflowers galore at Konza

    The Kansas Flint Hills in the tallgrass prairie are home to hundreds of species of native flowers and now is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the show. On Sunday, the Konza Prairie Biological Station offers the opportunity to walk among the flowers

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 28, 2013

    Interim to lead KSU Geography Department

    Charles Martin can now remove the “interim” from his title as head of Kansas State University’s department of geography in the College of Arts and Sciences. After a national search, Martin was selected for the job. “We had very strong interest in the department

  • Local | May 28, 2013

    Marysville business, homes hit hard


    MARYSVILLE — A tornado cut through a stretch of this city Monday night, affecting upwards of 40 homes and severely damaging several businesses. “As of this morning the numbers haven’t been confirmed because it was dark, but it is upwards of 40 homes that have been affected,”

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 28, 2013

    Ground broken for NBAF plant


    After a cloudy morning, the sun peeked out but didn’t fully arrive during the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) central utilities plant Tuesday. It could have been a metaphor for the process of getting NBAF to Manhattan. After the

  • Local | May 28, 2013

    Lambert to stand in for Annies at Stampede

    Miranda Lambert will be the Sunday headliner at Country Stampede this year after the Pistol Annies said they were unable to appear, Stampede officials announced Tuesday. The Pistol Annies announced that they are unable to appear for their scheduled tour dates in June because of

  • Local | May 27, 2013

    The fight over construction of Tuttle Creek: post-1951

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    Editor’s Note:  The Corps of Engineers will celebrate Tuttle Creek Lake’s 50th anniversary on June 1. With the help of the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the lake, the Mercury is publishing a series

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