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  • Editorials | December 01, 2013

    Keep flights free of cell phone calls

    Perhaps apart from young children who’ve never been on an airplane, airline passengers today rarely associate air travel with enjoyment. It might not quite be a chore — chores are less expensive — but air travel can be arduous nonetheless. Courtesy doesn’t yet cost extra,

  • Letters | December 01, 2013

    The question is how many MHS freshmen graduated

    The question is how many MHS freshmen graduated To the Editor: I read the article in The Mer-cury reporting on the concern over the number of graduating seniors. Notice I said the Mercury report on “graduating seniors.”  What I would like to know is

  • Letters | December 01, 2013

    Young Americans should learn the unvarnished truth

    To the Editor: In recent weeks the daily news has been unusually focused on American history. Last month alone alone we observed the 50th anniversary of John Kennedy’s murder and the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. It is good that Americans are periodically

  • Letters | December 01, 2013

    Enjoy concert and support Peace Memorial Auditorium

    To the Editor: On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the music fraternity of Phi MU Alpha Sinfonia from Kansas State University will put on a musical program on the stage in Peace Memorial Auditorium at City Hall. It will begin at 7:30 pm. One object of the fraternity is

  • December 01, 2013

    Manhattan runners return to NYC Marathon a year after Sandy


    It took nearly two years of preparation and two trips to the Big Apple, but a pair of Manhattan women recently finished the New York City Marathon. Finally. Kitra Schartz and Angela Chauncey, along with another friend, were set to run the race last year

  • Local |Education | December 01, 2013

    Manhattanite to receive degree from Washburn

    Shonica Cindy Murray, of Manhattan, is a candidate to receive a bachelor of science in nursing degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in Lee Arena at Petro Allied Health Center in Topeka. They will also be honored during a recognition and

  • Arts, Leisure | December 01, 2013

    Festival of Trees, Bill Nye and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

    TODAY Festival of Trees: Ladies Holiday Preview and Fashion Show, 1-5 p.m. Ladies will be the first to preview the magnificent trees and enjoy an afternoon of holiday shopping from local vendors followed by a fashion show highlighting the holiday looks from casual to

  • Local |Education | December 01, 2013

    Three new teachers at Flint Hills Christian

    Three new teachers have been hired at Flint Hills Christian School – Mr. Zeboriah Carter, Mrs. Nikki Renberg and Miss Jessica Williams. As the new music teacher, Zeboriah Carter teaches music for all grades from K4 through 12th. His responsibilities include not only vocal music but

  • December 01, 2013

    Parisian confronts prejudices during WWII

    Lucien Bernard isn’t a particularly religious or moral man. He’s an architect, and a good one, with a modernist bent and a couple of respectable structures to his credit. But in Paris in 1942, he’s having a hard time finding work, and he

  • Books | December 01, 2013

    Library brightens the season with holiday reading


    It’s become an annual ritual to await new holiday titles from favorite authors.  This year’s offerings include more than the usual output and a wide variety of subject matter as well.  For your holiday reading you might consider some of the

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