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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 12, 2013

    Shooting suspect named, charged

    Officials have identified and formally charged the man suspected of shooting bullets at area police at Quality Inn and Suites Tuesday morning. Dustin Monroe, 33, of Wamego was charged today with three counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, two counts of criminal discharge

  • Football | December 12, 2013

    Lockett, Mueller lead Cats’ All-Big 12 picks

    Paced by Special Teams Player of the Year Tyler Lockett and Defensive Lineman of the Year Ryan Mueller, Kansas State landed 13 players on the coaches’ All-Big 12 teams, the conference office announced Wednesday. (Kansas State’s Ryan Mueller tackles Kansas running back James Sims on Nov.&

  • Area Schools | December 12, 2013

    Anthony girls beat Eisenhower

    The Eisehower and Anthony Middle School eighth grade girls’ teams faced off on Tuesday, with Anthony winning the A team game 32-31. Josie Hilgers, who had six points and seven rebounds for Anthony, made two free throws with no time on the clock to win

  • General Activities | December 12, 2013

    Hoop Holler ‘N Shoot semifinalists picked

    The semifinalists for the Hoop Holler ‘N Shoot compeition have been announced after they won compeititons at their schools. Boys included Brett Wilcoxson (Amanda Arnold), Toby Douglas (Bergman), Clayson Joyce (Bluemont), Benjamin Grubbs (Flint Hills Christian), Yukien Andrada (Lee), Tucker Bylkas (Manhattan Catholic School), Mitch

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 11, 2013

    City wants to know more on ‘fieldhouse’ plan

    City commissioners began working through the process of studying a $54 million proposal to upgrade Manhattan’s park and recreation facilities Tuesday evening. A work session provided the opportunity for the local group leading the effort — the so-called “Fieldhouse Group” — to present its feasibility study. “Obviously,

  • 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


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