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  • Obituaries | November 23, 2014

    ESTHER DORNES ROBERTS

    Esther Dornes Roberts, 93, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Collins House in Meadlowlark Hills in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Esther was born Jan. 27, 1921, in rural Geary County to Emil and Cora Sisson Dornes, the youngest of five daughters.  She graduated

  • Columns | November 23, 2014

    Obama’s climate deal clearly favors China

    President Obama’s recent trip to China raised the hopes of those who long to reduce carbon emissions, but it upset diplomats concerned about the sloppiness of the main agreement — at least from the American side. The two countries together account for about 40 percent of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 21, 2014

    New 911 system to cost $423,000

    Riley County will have a new 911 system by year’s end, after commissioners approved an emergency upgrade at a Thursday meeting. The commission, based off guidance from Emergency Management Director Pat Collins, decided to go with Topeka Mobile Comm/Commenco, which quoted a system upgrade

  • Local |Education | November 21, 2014

    MHS coping with English teacher’s death

    Grief counseling is available for Manhattan High School students and staff after the death of English teacher Jane Kenyon Thursday. “She loved kids and loved her job and loved her colleagues,” MHS Principal Greg Hoyt said Friday morning. Kenyon, 63, was a language arts teacher and

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 21, 2014

    Residents, leaders support comprehensive plan draft

    Residents and area commissioners supported the drafts and maps of the area’s 20-year comprehensive plan during meetings on Wednesday and Thursday. The City of Manhattan, and Riley and Pottawatomie counties are partners in Manhattan Area 2035, the plan to update the area’s comprehensive and

  • Movies | November 21, 2014

    ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ an oddly quiet gross-out movie

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    I got a laugh out of the Farrelly brothers’ new movie “Dumb and Dumber To.” Notice that it isn’t “Too” or “Two.” You see, the idea is that the whole thing is going to be so stupid we will find it humorous. But that

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2014

    Zoo’s last remaining cheetah euthanized after illness

    Sunset zoo cheetah.phatch

    Sunset Zoo is searching to fill an empty exhibit after the death of its last cheetah. Jalani, a 13-year-old male cheetah at the zoo, was euthanized by veterinary staff Thursday. The animal’s health had been declining since the discovery of a cancerous mass near

  • Editorials | November 21, 2014

    Highway program bank to open soon

    To protect recent income-tax cuts, including exempting almost 200,000 businesses altogether, Kansas legislators are turning their attention to money set aside for state highway projects. Though not necessary, it was probably inevitable. It’s not necessary because scaling back the overly aggressive tax cuts would go

  • Columns | November 21, 2014

    It’s not too soon for us to plan

    In the Mercury editorial on Nov. 16, the editors suggested that the Manhattan Ogden Board of Education refrain from speaking of a bond issue so soon after the completion of the previous bond issue. As the board member most urging such conversation, I would like to

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2014

    Live greyhounds greet visitors at museum

    ABILENE — Kathy Lounsbury wears several hats as an employee of the Greyhound Hall of Fame in Abilene: museum curator, Hall of Fame manager, gift shop operator and kennel master. As kennel master, Lounsbury cares for two of the most important exhibits in the museum, Gary


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