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  • Local |Kansas State University | October 10, 2013

    Construction to begin on new K-State buildings

    Groundbreakings for the engineering and business colleges will occur October 25 at K-State during homecoming weekend. The groundbreaking for the new business college begins at 10:45 a.m. at the building site near North Manhattan Avenue and Lovers Lane, which is east of President Kirk Schulz’s

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 10, 2013

    Author to discuss new book

    Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner David Finkel will discuss his most recent book, “Thank You For Your Service,” which has ties to the Manhattan area. Finkel will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Kansas State University Alumni Center main ballroom. A book sale

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 10, 2013

    WIC checks could bounce

    Riley County is seeing the effects of the federal government shutdown in several ways, according to officials who spoke at the county commission meeting Thursday. Brenda Nickel, director of the Riley County Health Department, said the Women, Infants and Children program will be greatly affected

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 09, 2013

    Architect selected for KSU dormitory

    K-State has hired an architect for its $70 million residence hall and dining center project. Treanor Architects, a firm with five locations including Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City, Mo., will be in charge of design for the new space, which is scheduled for completion in August 2015.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 09, 2013

    Another arson hits Wamego


    WAMEGO — Damage done to a building at City Park was caused by arson, according to the Wamego Police Department. A fire on Monday damaged the Mahar Shelter House, a structure that houses the park’s children’s train and was constructed with volunteer labor in 2009

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 09, 2013

    Blue Township to get city water

    Live outside the city and want cheaper water? No problem: Agree to be annexed into Manhattan. That unusual suggestion came into the spotlight Tuesday, as city commissioners were busy giving a thumbs-up to agreements that would provide water to the Blue Township growth area. Dale

  • Local |Education | October 09, 2013

    Blue Valley-Randolph gets $10,000 grant for new science kits

    The Blue Valley-Randolph School District has been awarded a $10,000 grant to purchase new Full Option Science System (FOSS) kits. The kits, funded by America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, offer students a chance to experience hands-on science education. Blue Valley High School science teacher Ruth

  • Local |Education | October 09, 2013

    Official: Need for higher ed rising

    The need for a higher level of education is increasing, according to a state education official. Mark Tallman, associate executive director of the Kansas Association of School Boards, met Tuesday at the Robinson Education Center with local school, community and business leaders to outline how

  • Local | October 09, 2013

    Felber to be honored

    The Manhattan Mercury will honor former executive editor Bill Felber with a reception celebrating his retirement this weekend. The reception will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Flint Hills Discovery Center’s outdoor terrace. The public is invited to attend. Felber retired Oct. 1

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 08, 2013

    Parker gets life in prison

    Fort Riley soldier Daniel Parker was sentenced to life in prison Monday for shooting a man while apparently firing at a nearby building. Parker was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Frederick Beverly on Jan. 1, 2012. The quirk in the case is that Parker wasn’t

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