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  • Local | May 28, 2013

    Wildflowers galore at Konza

    The Kansas Flint Hills in the tallgrass prairie are home to hundreds of species of native flowers and now is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the show. On Sunday, the Konza Prairie Biological Station offers the opportunity to walk among the flowers

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 28, 2013

    Interim to lead KSU Geography Department

    Charles Martin can now remove the “interim” from his title as head of Kansas State University’s department of geography in the College of Arts and Sciences. After a national search, Martin was selected for the job. “We had very strong interest in the department

  • Local | May 28, 2013

    Marysville business, homes hit hard


    MARYSVILLE — A tornado cut through a stretch of this city Monday night, affecting upwards of 40 homes and severely damaging several businesses. “As of this morning the numbers haven’t been confirmed because it was dark, but it is upwards of 40 homes that have been affected,”

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 28, 2013

    Ground broken for NBAF plant


    After a cloudy morning, the sun peeked out but didn’t fully arrive during the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) central utilities plant Tuesday. It could have been a metaphor for the process of getting NBAF to Manhattan. After the

  • Local | May 28, 2013

    Lambert to stand in for Annies at Stampede

    Miranda Lambert will be the Sunday headliner at Country Stampede this year after the Pistol Annies said they were unable to appear, Stampede officials announced Tuesday. The Pistol Annies announced that they are unable to appear for their scheduled tour dates in June because of

  • Local | May 27, 2013

    The fight over construction of Tuttle Creek: post-1951

    Blue valley belles resized.phatch

    Editor’s Note:  The Corps of Engineers will celebrate Tuttle Creek Lake’s 50th anniversary on June 1. With the help of the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the lake, the Mercury is publishing a series

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 27, 2013

    Budget process to begin

    City commissioners plan to hold their first 2014 budget work session on Tuesday. Several city departments have requested increases to their budgets, but it was not immediately clear what the overall proposed increase might be from the current–year $121.8 million document. In the $25.99 million general fund

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 27, 2013

    Phillips works for free now

    One area legislator began working for free when the 2013 Kansas Legislature rolled past its statutory 90-day limit Friday. State Rep. Tom Phillips, a Republican, was among nearly two dozen lawmakers who declared they would waive income from the session beyond Thursday’s 90-day limit. Also

  • Local |Business | May 27, 2013

    Hibachi Hut closes

    Hibachi Hut, a food legend in Aggieville and the oldest continuously operated restaurant in Manhattan, has closed its doors for good. The closure was confirmed via a tweet from an Aggieille official Sunday night. Owners of the building have apparently leased the site to a

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 27, 2013

    Beach joins military appreciation effort

    The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is one of more than 1,800 Blue Star Museums across the United States to offer free admission to military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Because the Beach Museum of Art offers free admission year

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