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  • General Activities | April 29, 2014

    Bullets take first in Abilene Invitational

    The Optimist Bullets 14-and-under fastpitch softball team played in the Cowgirl Invitational in Abilene this past weekend. The Bullets went 4-0 in the tournament to win first place. Pitching and defense held opponents to three total runs against the Bullets for the entire event. In

  • Area Schools | April 29, 2014

    Midwest Stix win Great Bend tourney

    The Midwest Stix 14-and-under baseball team participated in the Great Bend NBC tournament this past weekend. In Pool play on Saturday, the Stix defeated the Lawrence Knights 15-0 and the Garden City Royals 9-1. In bracket play on Sunday, the Stix won 18-2 over Haven

  • Area Schools | April 29, 2014

    Rock Creek JV splits triangular

    Rock Creek JV splits triangular The Rock Creek junior varsity softball team split a triangular on Saturday, beating Royal Valley 8-7 before losing to Washburn Rural 15-5. The Mustangs trailed 7-2 against Royal Valley before scoring six unanswered to win the game in the bottom

  • Manhattan High School | April 28, 2014

    MHS softball splits at Topeka West

    The Manhattan High softball team used a late rally to defeat Topeka West 3-1 in the opener on Friday, but dropped the second game 10-0 to earn a split against the Chargers on the road. In the first game, the Indians struggled to get runners

  • Local |Education | April 28, 2014

    Marlatt Elementary students giving up recess, television to help people in need in Africa


    Students at Marlatt Elementary School are giving to hundreds of people in Tanzania by making art. Art teacher Courtney Smith is having her students in kindergarten through sixth grade make paper beads, which are sold in the United States and matched in dollars through an

  • Neighbors | April 28, 2014

    Aubert the first female in MATC electrical program in 42 years


    Elizabeth Aubert is only 19, but she’s already accomplished something that hasn’t been done in 42 years. The 2012 St. Marys High grad is the first female in that span to be part of the Electric Power and Distribution program at the Manhattan Area Technical College.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | April 28, 2014

    Commissioners respond to mortgage fee letter

    Riley County commissioners took issue with a letter to the editor published in Thursday’s Mercury. The letter was written by John Luebcke, assistant vice president of Citizens State Bank in Marysville. Luebcke defended Kansas Senate Bill 298, which proposes a five-year phase out of the

  • Columns | April 28, 2014

    An evening conversation: goodbye, pal

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    There is another breakup coming in my life. Yep, another piece of technology — lifeblood and lifestyle of the 21st century — must endure a divorce for my own piece of mind. And to keep me from confusing my friends any further. I never quite broadcast this,

  • Local | April 28, 2014

    Sunday’s biggest rainfall hit center of town

    Central Manhattan took the brunt of Sunday’s storms — at least in terms of rainfall — K-State climatologist Mary Knapp said Monday. About 3.2 inches of rain fell on the K-State campus Sunday, but only 0.76 of an inch was recorded at Manhattan Regional Airport on the city’

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | April 28, 2014

    Schulz to give update on Campus Corridor

    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz is scheduled to give an update on the university’s North Campus Corridor plan to city commissioners at their 5:30 p.m. meeting on Tuesday. Schulz’s presentation during the city work session will focus on how the city and

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