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  • February 18, 2014

    Climatologist says cold temps could return by week’s end

    Enjoy theses warm days while they last. “It’s kind of a teaser,” said Kansas state climatologist Mary Knapp. “Spring has not arrived, even though we may hear a rumble of thunder.” Knapp said that even though the next couple of days are forecast to

  • Local |Education | February 18, 2014

    8 named National Merit finalists

    Eight area high school students are among approximately 15,000 students nationwide named National Merit Scholarship finalists. The local finalists are Kenan Bitikofer and Sarah Featherstone of Flint Hills Christian School; Jack Keeley, who is homeschooled; Albert Cochrane, Grace Horton-Smith and Ian Miller of Manhattan High; Hunter

  • February 18, 2014

    Wall of Fame honorees stop by MHS physics classes

    Fred.phatch

    It’s a one-in-a-million shot that a single family or school will produce a world-renowned astrophysicist. So what are the chances of the same family or school producing two of them? Twin brothers Fred and Don Lamb, Manhattan High Class of 1963 graduates and leaders in

  • Local |Education | February 18, 2014

    Board to hear virtual school options

    The USD 383 school board will hear about the district’s virtual school possibilities during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The board voted late last year to end the district’s contract with K12 Inc., the virtual school provider for

  • Local |Business | February 18, 2014

    More than 1,000 affected by outage Monday night

    A power outage caused more than a thousand Manhattan households to go dark Monday night. The problem might have been caused by an auto accident — but then again, maybe not. Westar spokesman Leonard Allen said that a distribution switch failed at 10:30 p.m., and that

  • Manhattan High School | February 18, 2014

    Manhattan to host Blue Jays tonight

    It’s not surprising Manhattan High assistant boys’ basketball coach Benji George might point to a lack of focus as the reason for the team’s current two-game slide in Centennial League play. The Indians played in three games last week, two of which came

  • Manhattan High School | February 18, 2014

    MHS boys’ bowling takes 2nd

    With more than a week off since their last meet, the Manhattan High bowling teams showed a little rust Monday afternoon at the Shawnee Heights Quadrangular at Gage Bowl. The boys’ team took second while the girls finished in fourth. “It was obvious today that

  • Editorials | February 18, 2014

    Are tremors linked to oil, gas drilling?

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback made the right move this week in appointing a panel to look into whether and to what extent fracking is contributing to the minor earthquakes that have occurred in south-central Kansas. Several earthquakes, minor by California standards, with magnitudes of 3.3 to 3.9,

  • Letters | February 18, 2014

    Brooks was a tough coach who prepared players well

    To the Editor: As a former player for Coach Tim Brooks and the Manhattan High basketball program, I am very disappointed in the series of events that took place. I have never questioned his coaching techniques or methods. Yes, he is tough on his players,

  • Letters | February 18, 2014

    Health department should be of interest to residents

    To the Editor: A news item in the Jan. 27 Mercury announced the first official meeting of the Riley County Board of Health. It will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in the County Commission chambers of the Court House Plaza East Building, 115 N. Fourth St.


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