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  • Local | May 06, 2013

    Signs point to a good season for those fishing at Tuttle Creek

    It could be a very good spring and summer season for those interested in fishing at Tuttle Creek. Ely Sprenkle, fisheries biologist at the Tuttle Creek office of the Department of Wildlife and Tourism, said indications from last fall point to an active season, and

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | May 06, 2013

    Governor pushes for higher ed

    Gov. Sam Brownback came to Kansas State University Monday to continue his push against cuts to the state’s higher education system. The governor met with KSU students and faculty Monday morning as part of a two-week long series of recess stops to various cities

  • Local |Business | May 06, 2013

    Charity restaurant closes doors

    Local, a restaurant geared toward charity, has closed its doors. “Last year, even though we donated over $20,000 to charities, the losses far exceeded what was needed to keep the restaurant open,” said Dave Dreiling, owner of Local and founder of GTM Sportswear, in explaining the

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 06, 2013

    Sculpture among commission items

    City commissioners plan to discuss sculptures, fast food, parking and the comprehensive plan at Tuesday night’s meeting. The Arts and Humanities Advisory Board has made a recommendation to the commission for a sculpture at the Bluemont Avenue and Fourth Street roundabout. Commissioners will hear

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 06, 2013

    Commencement ceremonies May 11, 17 and 18

    As candidates for graduation, more than 3,350 Kansas State University students are preparing for the next chapter in their lives. Commencement ceremonies will be Saturday, May 11, at Kansas State University Salina, and Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, on the Manhattan campus. Marking the university’s 150th

  • Local |Education | May 06, 2013

    MHS third at forensics championship

    Manhattan High took third place over the weekend at the 6A state high school forensics team championships. The defending 6A state champs, Manhattan this year came in behind only Blue Valley North and Shawnee Mission East, who tied for first. The competition was hosted by

  • Local | May 05, 2013

    Tuttle in recovery mode from 2012 record lows; now if it would only warm up

    After setting record lows in 2012, Tuttle Creek Lake is finally getting back to where it should be,  according to Brian McNulty, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operation manager. Because of recent precipitation in the area, the lake returned to its normal elevation of 1075.00

  • 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

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