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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 11, 2013

    Hotel shooter not yet identified

    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

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 11, 2013

    K-Stater will study in West Africa

    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

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 11, 2013

    NBAF’s status in budget uncertain

    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

  • Local |Education | December 11, 2013

    Program teaches students to draw conclusions, back them up

    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

  • Area Schools | December 11, 2013

    Valley Heights girls stomp St. Xavier

    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

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 11, 2013

    Wabaunsee considers its part in bridge project


    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

  • Area Schools | December 11, 2013

    Abilene 47, Rock Creek 30

    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.

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 11, 2013

    KSU gets $8.5M grant to study strategies for reducing post-harvest loss abroad

    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

  • Area Schools | December 11, 2013

    Linn 54, Blue Valley-Randolph 28

    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.

  • Area Schools | December 11, 2013

    Abilene 75, Rock Creek 70 - OT

    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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