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  • Local |Business | May 19, 2013

    Seaton to succeed father

    Ned Seaton, The Manhattan Mercury’s general manager the past 14 years, has been named publisher and editor in chief. He succeeds his father, Edward Seaton, who becomes chairman of the company. Edward , 70, will continue his role overseeing the various Seaton enterprises. “It’s long past

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 19, 2013

    Fort Riley boy drowns in Topeka hotel pool

    A 12-year-old boy drowned in a Topeka hotel pool May 10. The boy was identified as Dalton Register of Fort Riley, according to police. The Topeka Capitol Journal reported Register was unresponsive after being pulled from an indoor swimming pool shortly after 7:30 p.m. that Friday

  • Local |Education | May 17, 2013

    Morris girls set to graduate from MHS on Sunday

    Moris quints.phatch

    The little miracles of Manhattan have grown up and will be a part of the Manhattan High graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bramlage Coliseum. The Morris girls — Holly, Jordan, Mallory and Kasey —are part of the first recorded quintuplets born in Kansas. They

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 17, 2013

    K-State gets the OK on new residence hall

    K-State received approval this week on plans to build a new residence hall ­£ the first built there in almost half a century. The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a plan for a new 450-bed, 129,036-square-foot residence hall in the Kramer Complex on Claflin

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 17, 2013

    KSU faculty vote for pay resolution

    Kansas State faculty and unclassified employees filled Forum Hall to near its 575-person capacity Thursday to discuss pay grievances. The heart of the argument was K-State’s average faculty salary of $73,810. That figure ranked last among the peer institutions as well as the Big 12 Conference,

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 17, 2013

    Commissioners to hire consultant for urban plan

    City and county commissioners agreed Thursday to hire an outside consultant to complete a $335,000 update to the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan. Karen Davis, director of community development for the city, told attendees at a joint city-county meeting that three studies are proposed. The city

  • Local |Business | May 17, 2013

    Gas prices up across Midwest

    Gas prices inched precariously close to $4 a gallon in Manhattan on Friday.  The recent hike may be due in part to an influx of visitors in town for area graduations, but problems at several oil refineries were causing sharp increases across the Midwest, where

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 17, 2013

    String of thefts in Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a series of possibly related thefts from construction sites located between Manhattan and Wamego. Sheriff Greg Riat said the thefts started around April 20 at a construction site north of Highway 24 on Green Valley Road. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 16, 2013

    Schulz says he hasn’t considered Va. Tech job

    TOPEKA — K-State President Kirk Schulz’s alma mater is looking for a new president, but Schulz said Thursday he hasn’t thought about applying for the job. Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger announced his retirement Tuesday. Schulz, a Virginia native, received his B.S.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 16, 2013

    Officials respond to salary gripes

    Kansas State University’s two top administrators issued a joint statement Wednesday defending their efforts to improve faculty compensation compared with that of administrators while acknowledging that more remains to be done. The letter from KSU President Kirk Schulz and Provost April Mason came a

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