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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | February 22, 2013

    Many schools, businesses close as storm hits Manhattan area

    Benches after.phatch

    The snow storm slowed some area residents, halted others and kept still others working through the night. USD 383 officials called off Friday classes by Thursday afternoon, although KSU resumed classes Friday after taking Thursday off. City and county offices also re-opened Friday, while Fort Riley

  • Local | February 21, 2013

    The Mercury’s full electronic edition available today

    Hazardous weather conditions are obstructing newspaper deliveries. As a result, The Mercury is making its electronic edition available in full for Thursday and Friday. It can be accessed from the home page, by clicking on the green bar labeled “Access the Mercury’s full electronic

  • Local | February 21, 2013

    Fire destroys family’s home in Blue River Hills

    A local family is without a home following an early morning blaze in the Blue River Hills Subdivision Thursday. Officials said the fire destroyed the contents and structure of the house. Firefighters were called to 9214 Blue Ridge Road, about 10 miles north of Manhattan, at about 1:16

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2013

    Elementary schedule wins board support

    USD 383 school board members indicated Wednesday that it would like to move forward with providing more planning time for elementary teachers. The item was only slated for discussion, and no decisions were made. Board member Darell Edie, who was on the elementary task force, said

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 21, 2013

    KSU student wins Building Technical Society scholarship

    Kansas State University architectural engineering students Alyssa Shinn and Kyle Knuth have been selected as scholarship winners for the 2013-2014 school year by the Kansas City chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, or ASHRAE. Shinn, a fourth-year student in the

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 21, 2013

    Tilford Incentive Grants awarded to K-State faculty

    Kansas State University is awarding seven Tilford Incentive Grants for developing programs and projects on campus to help students learn the knowledge, personal attributes and skills necessary to live and work in a diverse world. The office of the provost, along with financial support from

  • Local | February 21, 2013

    Schools, city close as snow blankets Manhattan area

    A1 snow.phatch

    In anticipation of a foot of snow and white-out conditions, many of the city’s biggest entities were closed on Thursday, and emergency management officials urged people to stay at home and off the roads if they could. K-State and other area schools called off

  • Local |Fort Riley | February 20, 2013

    Post faces $55 million sequestration hit

    Sequestration could have a $55 million impact on operations at Fort Riley during the current fiscal year alone, military officials believe. Those same officials are working on plans to be implemented in the event Congress and President Obama fail to reach an agreement on a new

  • Local | February 20, 2013

    Moran: NBAF contract awarded

    Sen. Jerry Moran said Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded the contract to do the $40 million utility work for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility. Moran, who is on the Senate Appropriations Committee, told the Topeka Capital Journal that the committee received

  • Local |Education | February 20, 2013

    4 named National Merit Finalists

    Four area students are being honored for their academic abilities. Manhattan High students Sophia Harms and Austin Canady and Rock Creek High students Dylan Meyer and Josh Roberts are among the 15,000 seniors named National Merit Finalists. More than 1.5 million students entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship

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