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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 18, 2013

    Burglaries reported at Lee Crest Apartments

    Tenants of Manhattan’s Lee Crest Apartments, the site of a February arson, have reported several burglaries that occurred during the time they were displaced from their apartments. Four cases were reported Friday, Sgt. Brad Ingalls said, while two other cases were reported previously. Tenants,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 18, 2013

    Battery against officer arrest

    Riley County officers arrested a 28-year-old woman Saturday evening for battery against a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Kandy Schertz, 7023 Deer Run Drive, was arrested after officers were called to Rusty’s Last Chance, 1213 Moro St., at about 9 p.m. Saturday. Sgt.

  • Local |Education | March 17, 2013

    MHS students in state press competition

    A record 17 entries from Manhattan High qualified for the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state contest, which will take place May 4 at the University of Kansas. Liz Logback, third place in academic photography Sarah Shi, honorable mention in academic photography Jordan Morris, honorable mention in cutline

  • Local |Education | March 17, 2013

    Manhattan High forensics team results

    The Manhattan High School forensics team took first place in one tournament and second place in two others in competition so far this semester. The team, which competes in various public speaking and performance events, took first place at in Junction City Feb. 8-9, and

  • Local |Education | March 17, 2013

    Wabaunsee High students to compete in state competition

    Nineteen entries from Wabaunsee High School qualified for the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state contest May 4 at the University of Kansas. Aaron Mayer, honorable mention, cutline writing.  Ian Carroll, honorable mention, cutline writing. Shelby Savage, second place, editing. Emily Anderson, honorable mention, editing. Adrian

  • Local |Education | March 17, 2013

    Local mentoring programs get funds

    Kansas Mentors has given more than $45,000 in funding to 11 mentoring programs to help offset the costs of background checks conducted through the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. HandsOn Kansas State, which does academic mentoring among other volunteer activities, received $960 and North Central-Flint Hills AAA- Foster Grandparents

  • Local | March 17, 2013

    Parade draws good crowd to annual Aggieville event

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    Hundreds of spectators crowded the streets Saturday to watch Aggieville’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade. The 40-something degree drop in temperatures from Friday to Saturday didn’t deter those who wanted to show a little Irish pride and get a glimpse at the 62

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 17, 2013

    KSU may be drone test site

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas State is part of a team of three universities and multiple businesses vying to be picked by the Federal Aviation Administration as one of six test sites for drones. Kurt Barnhart, executive director of the Applied Aviation Research Center at Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | March 17, 2013

    Salary cap to be fought

    Representatives of the Kansas Board of Regents are expected to testify Monday afternoon against a proposal introduced in the Kansas Legislature that they say would cap salaries and wages at higher education institutions. Vanessa Lamoreaux, associate communications director for the Regents, said the hearing is

  • Local | March 17, 2013

    Seven plaques for Mercury

    Staff members of The Manhattan Mercury won seven first place awards and 15 awards overall in the 2012 Kansas Press Association contest, results of which were announced Friday. The seven first place awards went to: Bill Felber, executive editor, in government/political reporting, for “How they stack

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