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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 05, 2013

    Palmer to become Parkville city manager

    Assistant city manager Lauren Palmer will resign May 22 to become city administrator for Parkville, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City. Her resignation was announced Friday by city manager Ron R. Fehr. “Lauren has provided exemplary service and dedication,” Fehr said. “She played an instrumental role

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 05, 2013

    KSU hosting Big 12 provosts

    Kansas State University will host provosts from Big 12 universities Sunday and Monday. The provosts will visit K-State for the first time since a conference reorganization added Texas Christian University and West Virginia University. Big 12 provosts meet at a member institution twice annually, once in the

  • Local | May 05, 2013

    Kansas Hall recognizes Mercury’s publisher

    Mr. seaton.phatch

    With a nod to family tradition, Edward Seaton became the fourth Seaton and the sixth in his family tree to be inducted into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame on Friday. For 44 years Seaton has presided over the Manhattan Mercury as editor-in-chief and publisher, but

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 05, 2013

    Local man’s drug conviction is overturned

    The Kansas Supreme Court overturned the drug conviction of a Riley County man Friday, finding that an RCPD officer violated the accused’s constitutional rights by conducting a warrantless search. In a 6-1 decision, the state’s highest court reversed a conviction rendered by Judge

  • Local |Business | May 05, 2013

    AAUW branch president elected to state office

    Nancy Bolsen, director emeritus at Kansas State University, was selected as the president-elect of the Kansas American Association of University Women at the 2013 State Annual Meeting in Salina on April 13. Her two-year term will begin July 1. Bolsen is currently the president of the association’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 05, 2013

    RCPD to use IRIS system

    The Riley County Police Department will begin using the IRIS Alert Program to alert the public of emergencies and potential dangers through email and text message beginning on Monday. Riley County Capt. Jeff Hooper said the system would be used to alert the public to

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 05, 2013

    Atheletes of color face hardships before, during and after tenure

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    Behind the glam of major college sports, there are young people having to prepare for the spotlight behind the scenes. They also have to prepare for their academic futures. There are extra difficulties for black student athletes in this regard, according to a K-State professor. “

  • Local |Business | May 05, 2013

    Central National Bank adds staff member

    Central National Bank added Darci Cain to the trust administration staff.  Cain will be located in Manhattan at the College Avenue and Claflin Avenue location, which has never housed a trust and wealth management specialist. Cain joins the staff at Central after several years

  • Local |Business | May 05, 2013

    Masterson joins Berkshire Hathaway

    Former Manhattan resident, Bill Masterson Jr. was named vice president at Berkshire Hathaway’s BH Media Group. Masterson, 52, was publisher for The Times Media Co., Northwest Indiana’s largest media company. He said the new job will give him the opportunity to be loser to

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 03, 2013

    County hears appeal for added security in courthouse, offices

    Riley County officials discussed security precautions for the county office building and the Riley County Courthouse Thursday, reacting to recent passage of a state law allowing those with concealed carry licenses to bring weapons into government buildings. Local governments will be allowed to exempt themselves

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