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  • Area Schools | October 29, 2014

    Area teams qualify for state cross country

    The Flint Hills region will send four teams and four individuals to their respective cross country state meets this weekend. The Wamego boys’ team will have the opportunity to run at home one last time after advancing as a team with a second-place finish in

  • Volleyball | October 29, 2014

    Jones named national player of the week

    After hitting over .600 and averaging 3.0 kills and 1.5 blocks per set last week, redshirt senior Natali Jones was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week for the period ending October 26, the AVCA announced. It is the first national player of the week award for

  • Manhattan High School | October 29, 2014

    Manhattan High Soccer correction

    A Manhattan High boys’ soccer player was misidentified in Monday’s Mercury. Austin French— not Ben Turnley — was pictured during the Indians’ 5-0 win over Junction City on Monday night. The Mercury regrets the error.

  • Cross Country | October 29, 2014

    Six Wildcats named Academic All-Big 12

    Six members of the Kansas State cross country team were named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team, the conference announced this week. Sophomore Jenny McCarty, sophomore Morgan Wedekind, junior Mary Frances Donnelly, and senior Erika Schiller, represent the women’s team, while sophomore Brett Bachman

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 28, 2014

    Lewis outraised Wilson in county bid

    Although Riley County commissioner Dave Lewis out-raised Republican challenger Ben Wilson, that money didn’t translate to a win, as the 21-year-old K-State student beat out the incumbent by 66 votes in the August primary. The candidates’ receipts and expenditures report, which documented financial activity for

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 28, 2014

    Uncontested reps still raising money

    Even without opponents, area politicians are still raising money for their campaigns. Candidates in state races filed campaign finance reports on Monday, documenting financial activity from July 25 through Oct. 23. For incumbent state representatives, these funds were raised after it became clear they had no opposition

  • Local |Traffic |Government & Politics | October 28, 2014

    Development causing traffic congestion

    Congestion at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Green Valley Road during peak traffic periods is bad and will only get worse as rapid development in the area continues. That was the message from Leu Lowrey, Pottawatomie County public works director, who presented county

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | October 28, 2014

    Junction City man pleads guilty to stealing from Army program

    TOPEKA — A Junction City man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing public funds from an Army program at Fort Riley, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Michael Steffens, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of stealing public money. Steffens admitted in his plea that the crime occurred

  • Local | October 28, 2014

    Royals’ run brings back memories for man, grandson

    Kansas City Royals fans are hoping history repeats itself as the team returns home needing to win two straight games to take the World Series, just like in 1985. Mel House of Manhattan had an up-close view of history in 1985 for Game 6 against the St. Louis

  • Arts & Leisure | October 28, 2014

    Keillor gets warm reception at McCain

    Keillor.phatch

    McCain Auditorium on Monday hosted an evening with writer and radio personality Garrison Keillor. Manhattan managed to nearly fill the house for the Monday night appearance by Mr. Keillor. The reception was warm, as many stood to welcome his tall, suit- and sneaker-clad form as


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