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  • Local | February 24, 2013

    K-State barrel-racer looks to defend title at rodeo

    Brunner steer.phatch

    Cally Thomas has high hopes of holding on to her barrel racing title at the 57th annual K-State Rodeo this weekend. Thomas and her horse Bugeta took first place at their first K-State Rodeo last year with a time of 12.49 seconds in barrel racing. They

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 24, 2013

    City concerned about development deadline

    City officials on Tuesday sent a letter expressing concern that the developer of a planned hotel in the south-end redevelopment wouldn’t meet contracted deadlines, which could open the lot up to re-negotiations with the developer or others who may be interested in it. But

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 24, 2013

    Nanoscale to close following charges against executive

    Nanoscale, once the crown jewel of K-State’s corporate-technology park but lately beset by criminal charges against a former executive, is being closed here. Company officials released a one-paragraph statement confirming the closure decision Friday. The announcement contained no indication when the closure would become

  • Local |Education | February 24, 2013

    Local student receives $32K KSU scholarship

    Zach Minton, a senior at Manhattan High, was awarded the Putnam Scholarship during Scholarship Day ceremonies Feb. 11 at K-State. The Putnam Scholarship is a $32,000 renewable scholarship over four years. The student receives $8,000 a year as long as he or she maintains at least a 3.5 GPA

  • Local |Education | February 24, 2013

    Social Club scholarship deadline March 1

    Applications for the four KSU Social Club scholarships for the 2013-14 are due March 1. They are now available on the social club website at k-state.edu/socialclub. Stephanie Pulley, animal science and industry graduate student from Manhattan, received the $250 Dr. Michaeline Chance-Reay Community Woman scholarship.

  • Local |Education | February 24, 2013

    Kansas State University fall 2012 graduates

    Riley County Manhattan Megan Martini, Bachelor of Science in Education; Kelsey Matthews, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude; Jessica Mayfield, Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology; Jessica McQueen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jason Meurisse, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Joshua Meyer, Bachelor

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 22, 2013

    DHS awards NBAF contract

    The Department of Homeland Security has officially awarded the contract for construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility’s central utilities plant. The action, which was announced in press releases by members of the state’s Congressional delegation Friday, releases $40 million in fiscal year 2011

  • Local | February 22, 2013

    Snowfall of 9 inches keeps police, emergency responders busy

    Benches after.phatch

    Storm Q, as it was named by meteorologists, dumped 9 inches of snow in Manhattan and as much as 16 inches at some Kansas locations, closing a 230-mile stretch of I-70 Thursday before heading east. The winter storm, which hit the Manhattan area as many drivers were

  • 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

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