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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2016

    K-State opens doors to alumni, future students

    Open1.mercury

    As K-State students and alumni swarmed campus Saturday some prospective students learned that college isn’t just about tests at a bouncy house set up by the College of Education. The air-filled contraption was just one of several exhibits offering a window into K-State’s

  • Local |Traffic |Business | April 17, 2016

    KDOT awards $1.1 million for 3 Manhattan projects

    The Kansas Department of Transportation awarded about $1.12 million in federal funds on Friday for three projects in Manhattan. The money will be used for sidewalk enhancements for students walking to elementary schools, repairs on Juliette Avenue’s brick road and a pedestrian crossing at Tuttle

  • Local |Business | April 17, 2016

    Attorney receives censure for poor record keeping

    A Manhattan attorney was disciplined Friday by the Kansas Supreme Court, for what amounts to sloppy record keeping. John W. Thurston, a defense lawyer and former assistant city attorney for Manhattan, will be formally censured, which is a published reprimand that falls below other punishments

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 17, 2016

    Rep. Carlin running for re-election

    Rep. Sydney Carlin is seeking re-election to her 66th District seat in the Kansas House. Carlin, a Democrat, said Saturday she is running for an eighth term because she still has a “great passion” for helping her constituents. Carlin said her first seven terms have

  • Local | April 16, 2016

    Clay County commits to helping residents with dementia

    CLAY CENTER — Dana Rickley has some good news. Or suspects she does. “This is strictly an anecdotal observation,” the Clay County health administrator said, making it clear that any cause for optimism might later turn sour. “But just being around the county and seeing folks

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 16, 2016

    K-State club spreads the word of new outdoor game

    4.mercury

    Spikeball hasn’t yet taken K-State by storm, but a new club on campus is hoping it will. On the bright sunny day of April 9 on the ball fields to the east of Peters Recreation Complex, K-State students Drew Stevens, Drew Barba and Tim Gauntt

  • Local |Business | April 15, 2016

    Thousands expected at Wamego’s Tulip Festival

    Tulips1.mercury

    The forecast for Saturday is mostly cloudy with a chance of tulips. This weekend is the 29th annual Wamego Tulip Festival. Kara Holle of the Wamego Chamber of Commerce said the event could draw anywhere from 4,000 to 8,000 people to Wamego’s City Park. She said

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 15, 2016

    K-State officials hail new president

    K-State’s chief academic officer on Friday said Gen. Richard Myers is the right person to lead the university during the search for a permanent president. The Kansas Board of Regents named Myers, a K-State alum and the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 15, 2016

    Does Manhattan spray for mosquitoes in the summer?

    Wonder1

    Q: Does the city of Manhattan spray for mosquitoes in the summer? A: Generally, no. If all goes according to a well-researched and long-proven strategy, most of the little devils are dead by then — or more precisely, they haven’t ever really come to life.

  • Local |Business | April 15, 2016

    3 new ventures filling Aggieville’s Moro Street vacancies

    Elevenfifteen.mercury

    An event space, a nightclub and a Mexican restaurant are filling in three of the Aggieville vacancies on Moro Street. Eleven Fifteen Venue and Urban Garden is operating out of the former Aggie Central Station space, Tate’s will take over the Kathouse space, and

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