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  • Local |Government, Politics | April 15, 2013

    Change Tuesday at City Hall

    Newly elected commissioners will take their places when the city’s governing body meets at 7 p.m. in the City Commission Room in City Hall. Commissioners-elect Karen McCulloh and Usha Reddi and commissioner Rich Jankovich will take the oath of office. A new mayor and

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 15, 2013

    Group thanks Fort Riley soldiers one steak dinner at a time

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    Early Saturday morning, a convoy set out from the parking lot of a Manhattan hotel and headed for Milford Lake. Four big trucks lugging trailers took the lead, and more cars and trucks lined up behind them. As the sun came up over the Flint

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 15, 2013

    K-State math students win competition

    Four Kansas State University students are being recognized for high placements in the 15th annual K-State S. Thomas Parker Mathematics Competition. The competition, April 6 in Cardwell Hall, encourages students to strengthen their mathematical skills, as well as to promote mathematics education among K-State students. The

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 15, 2013

    Man reports seven stolen guns

    Riley County detectives are looking into the theft of several guns from a Manhattan apartment Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said Eddy Sanchez, 23, reported his guns were gone when he came back to his unlocked apartment at about 4 p.m. Sunday. He told police the theft

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | April 15, 2013

    Man arrested after traffic stop

    A Manhattan man is in the custody of the Pottawatomie County Jail after authorities arrested him on drug and other charges following a routine traffic stop Sunday night. Officer Matthew Droge said Richard Jackson, 39, 914 Osage St., was arrested in the 400 block of East Poyntz Street

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 14, 2013

    Being mayor and running a firm leaves little time for the firm

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    Tuesday will be the last day Mayor Loren Pepperd serves the city…not because he lost the election, but by choice. Pepperd chose not to run for re-election because the time commitment involved as mayor has hurt his business. He decided the best thing to

  • Local | April 14, 2013

    Customers just flock to his farm

    Jeff Ebert has a strong belief in sheep as an important part of the livestock industry, and one that has potential for growth. “There has been profitability in sheep production, and I expect it to continue, because we offer such a quality, nutritious product for

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | April 14, 2013

    Manhattan, Salina groups planning China visit

    The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with its counterpart organization in Salina to promote an unusual trip to China this October. The trip, from Oct. 20 to 28, is designed to provide Chamber members and the general public an opportunity to learn about the

  • Local | April 14, 2013

    Everything but tulips at the festival

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    Wamego’s 26th annual Tulip Festival will wrap up Sunday after a weekend with more than 180 vendors and great weather. “Our footprint has gotten bigger by moving parts of the festival to the downtown area; the local businesses are benefiting from that decision,” said event

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 14, 2013

    K-12 teachers’ pay largely stagnant in 2012 while others’ rises

    City and county workers and police officers did a lot better in 2012 than school teachers. . . unless the teachers taught at the technical college. That’s the clearest finding from The Mercury’s annual analysis of public sector income during the most recent calendar year. As

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