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  • Columns |Men's Basketball | February 11, 2014

    Kinder: KU’s stars no match for Cats’ bench

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    Bruce Weber said it best Monday night. When asked if the Sunflower Showdown is a rivalry, the second-year Kansas State coach said, “For a day it is — we made it one for a day.” For at least a day, the coach is right after the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 11, 2014

    JC police seek info on missing woman

    The Junction City Police Department is asking for help to find Amanda Clemons, 24. Clemons, a Junction City resident,  was last seen leaving the Budget Host Hotel, Room 112, 820 South Washington St., on Friday at 11:30 p.m. She was observed being placed in a silver colored

  • Men's Basketball | February 10, 2014

    K-State upsets No. 7 KU, 85-82, in OT

    It took an extra period to do it, but behind Marcus Foster, Will Spradling and a big-time lift from the bench, Kansas State upset the seventh-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, 85-82, on Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum. Foster scored 20 points and Spradling added 15 — including a clutch 3-pointer

  • Manhattan High School | February 10, 2014

    MHS boys rout Rural, 76-55

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got its long week off to a good start with a 76-55 drubbing of Washburn Rural Monday night. Gabe Awbrey and Pierson McAtee each scored 16 points for the Indinas, with Darian Taylor adding a career-high 15 points in a game

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 10, 2014

    Snow crews keeping busy

    Riley County crews have had a busy season removing snow from roads, Riley County Public Works Director Leon Hobson said. Hobson explained the county’s process for clearing snow to the county commissioners at Monday’s meeting. “Each storm is different, so the crews have

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 10, 2014

    Roberts refutes residency claims

    The office of U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has spoken out against what it calls a “hit piece” published by the New York Times. The article, which also ran in Sunday’s edition of The Mercury, said Roberts was “desperate to re-establish ties to

  • Neighbors | February 10, 2014

    New 4-H and youth extension agent believes it takes a village

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    John Jobe stands by the old adage, “It takes a village.” Jobe, Riley County Research and Extension’s new 4-H agent, believes that communities play an important role in a child’s upbringing, and said 4-H can be part of that. “If you want youth

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 10, 2014

    Meeting to make up for snow cancellation

    City commissioners plan to hold a work session Tuesday followed by a special legislative session to cover the agenda items from last week’s canceled meeting. Tuesday’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with a work session dealing with annual revenue projection

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 10, 2014

    City launches comprehensive plan site

    City planners want public input on the future of Manhattan. A new website was launched Friday that covers the Manhattan Area Comprehensive Plan update. Assistant director for planning Eric Cattell said the website was created by a team of consultants hired to update the 2003 plan,

  • Manhattan High School | February 10, 2014

    MHS’ Schroeder, Melgares sign at KU

    Two Manhattan High standout distance runners made their college choices official this morning, with Alaina Schroeder and Chris Melgares both inking national letters of intent with the University of Kansas to continue their cross country careers. The ceremony was a make-up after heavy snow canceled


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