Bill Felber, executive editor of The Mercury for nearly three decades, has announced his retirement. Felber will officially retire around Oct. 1, but announced his decision now in order to give the newspaper time to make a smooth transition to his successor. “I’ve never viewed
Kansas State University administrators said Tuesday they will announce next week how they intend to address reduced state funding. Officials are spending this week determining implementation strategies for dealing with fiscal year 2014 and 2015 budgets approved by lawmakers. Those budgets included 1.5-percent across-the-board reductions in the
The USD 383 school board will discuss a preliminary report on the Manhattan High School East Campus facility study at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. Gould Evans of Lawrence started the facility analysis after the school board approved it in February. The board
Working professionals are getting help advancing their careers with a new online Master of Business Administration program from Kansas State University. The K-State College of Business Administration has partnered with the Division of Continuing Education to offer an accredited online master’s program for working
A K-State physicist has received the prestigious Department of Energy Early Career Research Award for his collaborative research involving the Large Hadron Collider. Andrew Ivanov, assistant professor of physics, has received the five-year $750,000 award for his proposal titled “Quest for a top quark partner and
The Riley County Police Department’s patrol chief told county commissioners Monday that the department’s new Laser Point initiative has caught three people believed to have committed around 30 recent vehicle burglaries. Capt. Kurt Moldrup said the initiative predicted that crimes would be committed on
The Kansas Legislature ended its overtime session Sunday with local legislators voting against the budget, which included cuts to K-State. Post-secondary institutions will have $66 million in cuts over two years. This is accomplished through a 1.5 percent across-the-board cut for each of the next two years
City commissioners will decide whether to move forward with the renovations to City Auditorium during their regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioners authorized architect Bruce McMillan to do a set of designs for the renovations at the Feb. 19 meeting. The idea is to expand the basketball courts
A diverse group of leaders in television, judiciary, public policy and the arts have agreed to serve as judges for the 2013 Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest. The state contest finals will be at 7 p.m. June 14 at the St. John’s Lutheran Memorial Hall, 218 Kansas in
Four people were arrested as RCPD officers executed a search warrant for a drug investigation at an Ogden residence. They were Cynthia Reed and Michael Baker of the residence and Mark Whitt and Melissa Frakes of Wamego. A one-year-old male was also in the residence.
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