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  • Off The Beat | March 16, 2014

    Watch out, Manhattan

    Brian-mug

    The Mercury recently made some internal changes. After being the education reporter since August 2010, I became the city reporter a few weeks ago. It was like getting a new job without a change in scenery or increased pay. I didn’t even change desks. Still,

  • Local | March 16, 2014

    St. Patrick’s Day: Off and running

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    Many people associate St. Patrick’s Day with alcohol. Of course, the day commemorating St. Patrick — as well as Irish culture — can be celebrated in many ways. Ursula Conley of Junction City preferred to run Saturday as a part of the 36th annual St. Patrick’

  • I Wonder |Local |Education | March 16, 2014

    Was it illegal when the school district failed to withhold taxes?

    Wonder1

    Q: I thought it was a violation of state law for an employer to fail to withhold and remit an employee’s income tax to the state. Why is the school district putting the burden on the teachers to pay out of their own pockets

  • March 16, 2014

    Tallgrass heading downtown

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    For a company just seven years old, Manhattan’s Tallgrass Brewing Co. is on a heck of a roll. The regional brewer is doing a booming business selling its variety of beers both inside and outside the Flint Hills area, and now president and founder

  • Local |Fort Riley | March 16, 2014

    Former ‘Big Red One’ soldiers to be awarded Medals of Honor

    FORT RILEY — Two 1st Infantry Division veterans are among the 24 World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans set to receive the Medal of Honor on Tuesday at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes. The 1st Infantry Division is based at Fort Riley. Sgt.

  • Area Schools | March 16, 2014

    Miege snaps Wamego’s run at perfection

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    SALINA — Both Wamego head coach Jim Page and daughter, senior Kaylee Page tried hard to remain stoic in the moments after they’d watched the No. 1-seed Red Raiders’ title hopes dashed in a 57-41 loss to No. 2 Bishop Miege in Saturday afternoon’s Class 4

  • Manhattan High School | March 16, 2014

    MHS girls fall short, finish 4th at state

    WICHITA — Following up a win in the state basketball tournament quarterfinals with two losses and a fourth-place medal is never the ideal ending. The weekend at Wichita’s Koch Arena didn’t turn out how the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team wanted it to, but

  • Men's Basketball | March 16, 2014

    Cats wait for NCAA seeding

    When the Kansas State men’s basketball team watches Selection Sunday today, bracketology experts expect the Wildcats to fall somewhere on the 8-10 seed line. The Wildcats (20-12) are assumed to be one of seven Big 12 teams that will hear their name called at 5 p.

  • Area Schools | March 16, 2014

    Central Plains girls win Class 2A title

    In a battle of undefeated teams in Saturday’s Class 2A girls’ championship game at Bramlage Coliseum, Central Plains (26-0) got a long jumpshot from sophomore Taylor Rolfs with less than five seconds left to propel the Oilers to a 47-45 win over Jefferson County

  • Area Schools | March 16, 2014

    Washington Co. 61, Meade 58

    Twin Valley League member Washington County (22-3) completed a rally against Meade (20-6) to win Saturday’s Class 2A consolation game. The Tigers trailed by seven at halftime, but tied the game heading into the fourth quarter and did enough to win in the end,


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