The name of the gunman in Tuesday morning’s shooting at Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan has yet to be released by area law enforcement. RCPD director Brad Schoen held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to talk about the department’s involvement in shooting
A Kansas State University student will study in West Africa with the help of a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Micah D. Wilcher, senior in history, Salina, is one of more than 700 students selected to study abroad in the spring 2014 semester through the Gilman Scholarship
The federal budget deal reached by congressional leaders does not make clear the status of funding for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility, congressional sources told The Mercury Wednesday. Both houses of Congress put $404 million in their budget plans to pay for construction of
A girl reached as high as she could to raise her hand, wiggling her fingers for extra emphasis. The Bluemont Elementary student wanted a chance to share her observations during her class’s Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) time. VTS, an observation and critical thinking program
At Blue Rapids, the Mustangs (2-0) dominated Junction City’s St. Xavier, leading 29-2 after one quarter and 45-7 at halftime. Brandi Roepke led with a game-high 28 points, with Sidney Blackburn right behind with 25. St. Xavier’s Kim Keating led with seven points. The Mustangs
The Belvue Bridge has been a topic of discussion for the Pottawatomie County Commission for some time, and now Wabaunsee County officials are joining in. Wabaunsee County Commission chairman Ervan Stuewe said the commission has committed to funding part of a study to determine if
At Flush, the Mustangs struggled against the Cowgirls to move to 0-2 on the season, while Abilene remained undefeated at 2-0. Rock Creek travels to Council Grove on Friday.
Kansas State University is receiving an initial five-year, $8.5 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, to establish the federal government’s new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss. It is the third Feed the Future
At Randolph, the Rams (0-4) continued a tough start to the season against the fourth-ranked Linn Bulldogs, hanging tough before halftime only to see Linn take over in the second half. Linn outscored Blue Valley 21-8 in the third quarter to pull away for good.
At Flush, the Mustangs (1-1) went back and forth with 10th-ranked Abilene (2-0) all night long, trailing by just one point after each of the first two quarters before seeing the Cowboys take a 48-41 lead after three. Rock Creek made up the difference in
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