To the Editor: “When bullies rise up, we must join together to beat them back.” (“The Majestic”). If ever there was a time to beat back the bullies, it is now. It is time for the Kansas Legislature to quit kidding around and restore
With the KU Relays in full swing in Lawrence this weekend, Friday’s Manhattan Invitational track and field meet at Bishop Stadium was a smaller meet than in past years, but the competition was still strong. With just three teams making the trip, the Indians
To the Editor: Tuned-in citizens know about the recent incident that preceded President Barack Obama’s decision to finish watching a baseball game in Cuba and to dance in Argentina while Americans like me thought that he should have immediately returned to Washington, D. C.
The last Friday in April is celebrated as both the Kansas and National Arbor Day. Arbor Day started in Nebraska in 1872. There are numerous reasons to celebrate trees. One example is that one tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually. Many
Karlene Ethel Lindenmuth, 47, Wamego, died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at her home in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Karlene was born Dec. 29, 1968, to Karl and Gelene (Bletscher) Lindenmuth in Manhattan. Karlene graduated from Wamego High School in 1987 where she excelled in academics
SUNDAY Read with a Dog, 2 p.m. Manhattan Public Library. The Historic Columbian Theatre presents the Broadway hit “Oliver,” 2 p.m. Purchase tickets at columbiantheatre.com or call 785-456-2029. Columbian Theatre, Wamego. The Manhattan Arts Center presents the musical “Chicago,” 2 p.m. Also 7:30 p.
Of the roughly 16,000 cars that pass through Ogden each day, most are traveling to and from Fort Riley. The trouble, from the town’s perspective, is getting them to stop. Described by residents as “a speedway for Fort Riley traffic,” Ogden’s main street has
Republican Alan LaPolice, a candidate in the 1st District congressional race, says he may drop out of the GOP primary and run as an independent. LaPolice of Clyde told The Mercury on Friday that he’s considering changing parties to take on incumbent Tim Huelskamp
By January 2018, officials hope Riley County EMS will occupy space at the Manhattan Fire Department headquarters. Riley County and Manhattan commissioners agreed Thursday to proceed with plans to expand the fire department headquarters to accommodate EMS. This consensus happened during a joint meeting with Manhattan,
The 1st Infantry Division Headquarters likely will deploy to Iraq later this year, military leaders said. John Armbrust, executive director of the Governor’s Military Council, said unless the timeframe has changed recently, he thinks the deployment is scheduled for this fall and will probably
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