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  • Local |Education | May 19, 2013

    List of retirees from USD 383

    Here is a list of announced retirees from USD 383, most of the retirements becoming effective at or near the end of the school year. Kirk Jones retired on November 1, 2012. Kirk was a custodian at Amanda Arnold Elementary School. He had been with the district since 1977

  • Local | May 19, 2013

    Manhattan Day signup time is at hand

    Deadlines are approaching for neighborhoods to participate in the annual Manhattan Day celebration. Manhattan Day is held the first Saturday in June to mark the occasion in 1855 when two groups of settlers joined together to form Manhattan. This year, the date is Saturday, June 1. The

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 19, 2013

    Mental health talk breeds frustration

    Karen McCulloh spent much of Wednesday afternoon listening to state officials explain how Gov. Sam Brownback’s mental health initiative might work. She said she didn’t hear much that she hadn’t heard before. “We’ve all been to a thousand of these meetings

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | May 19, 2013

    Lawmakers attend early ed conference

    Thirty-five state legislators and legislative staff from 26 states and Puerto Rico have been selected as Early Learning Fellows by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Now in its second year, the program exposes fellows to the latest research and state policy ideas during a yearlong

  • Local |Business | May 19, 2013

    Seaton to succeed father

    Ned Seaton, The Manhattan Mercury’s general manager the past 14 years, has been named publisher and editor in chief. He succeeds his father, Edward Seaton, who becomes chairman of the company. Edward , 70, will continue his role overseeing the various Seaton enterprises. “It’s long past

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 19, 2013

    Fort Riley boy drowns in Topeka hotel pool

    A 12-year-old boy drowned in a Topeka hotel pool May 10. The boy was identified as Dalton Register of Fort Riley, according to police. The Topeka Capitol Journal reported Register was unresponsive after being pulled from an indoor swimming pool shortly after 7:30 p.m. that Friday

  • Local |Education | May 17, 2013

    Morris girls set to graduate from MHS on Sunday

    Moris quints.phatch

    The little miracles of Manhattan have grown up and will be a part of the Manhattan High graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bramlage Coliseum. The Morris girls — Holly, Jordan, Mallory and Kasey —are part of the first recorded quintuplets born in Kansas. They

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 17, 2013

    K-State gets the OK on new residence hall

    K-State received approval this week on plans to build a new residence hall ­£ the first built there in almost half a century. The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a plan for a new 450-bed, 129,036-square-foot residence hall in the Kramer Complex on Claflin

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 17, 2013

    KSU faculty vote for pay resolution

    Kansas State faculty and unclassified employees filled Forum Hall to near its 575-person capacity Thursday to discuss pay grievances. The heart of the argument was K-State’s average faculty salary of $73,810. That figure ranked last among the peer institutions as well as the Big 12 Conference,

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 17, 2013

    Commissioners to hire consultant for urban plan

    City and county commissioners agreed Thursday to hire an outside consultant to complete a $335,000 update to the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan. Karen Davis, director of community development for the city, told attendees at a joint city-county meeting that three studies are proposed. The city

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