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  • Local |Education | March 17, 2014

    MHS student journalists qualify for state contest

    Eight student journalists from Manhattan High School qualified for the state level of competition in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association contest on Feb. 28. The highest placing was junior Gage Benne’s entry in the Advertising category, which earned second place. Junior John Rockey and freshman

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | March 17, 2014

    Cycle rider injured

    CHAPMAN – A Fort Riley soldier was injured Saturday night when he was thrown from his motorcycle after being rear-ended on Interstate 70. James D. Wilson, Jr., 49, was taken to Salina Regional Hospital with unspecified injuries after the incident, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The KHP

  • Local |Business | March 17, 2014

    Big-money case will go to trial

    TOPEKA – The Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled, with a 31-page opinion, on a big-money family squabble in Pottawatomie County. The court reversed a summary judgment against Ellen Byers Bouton, and said she is entitled to proceed in her battle for relief in a million-dollar

  • Local | March 16, 2014

    St. Patrick’s Day: Off and running


    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?


    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

  • 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.

  • Local |Education | March 16, 2014

    Manhattan High School recognized for international exchange program

    Last week, Manhattan High School was commended by Secretary of State John Kerry for hosting exchange students sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Kerry issued the commendation to schools across the country that support public diplomacy through the program. President Jorge Castro of

  • Local |Education | March 16, 2014

    Manhattan students make KU honor roll

    LAWRENCE — Approximately 4,620 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2013 semester. This list is continued from last Sunday’s edition of The Mercury. Area honorees are as follows: Julia Yang, of Manhattan. She is the daughter of Marcia Molina

  • Local |Education | March 16, 2014

    Senior receives K-State scholarship

    Emily Kelley, a senior at Manhattan High School, was awarded Kansas State University’s Putnam Scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 28 at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award. During K-State’s annual Scholarship Day, students and their parents

  • Local |Business | March 16, 2014

    Two Hilton mangers receive awards

    Two managers at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan have won substantial awards from their company. Brad Everett and Kevin Fitzgerald both won the awards at a meeting of Kinseth Hospitality on Feb. 24. Everett won the award for general manager of the year. Fitzgerald won

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