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  • Local |Government, Politics | December 12, 2013

    County finalizes bylaws for public building commission

    The Riley County Commission moved forward Thursday with finalizing bylaws for the proposed public building commission. The commission has not created a public building commission, but has been mulling over how such a body would operate. The question at Thursday’s meeting was once again

  • Local |Traffic | December 12, 2013

    KDOT to close two rest areas near JC

    Two rest stops a mile west of Junction City were closed Monday, a move officials say will save the state $200,000 a year. The Kansas Department of Transportation decided to close the stops because Junction City has developed to the west and traveler services are available

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 12, 2013

    Nauerth to speak at K-State commencement

    Deb Nauerth, principal at Woodrow Wilson Elementary, will deliver the commencement address during the K-State education college graduation. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. “It’s an incredible honor,” she said. “I’m humbled that I was considered and asked

  • 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

  • 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

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 11, 2013

    Wabaunsee considers its part in bridge project

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    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

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