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  • Local |Business | October 26, 2014

    Farmers market celebrates 35 years of operation

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    For 35 years, Manhattan’s Downtown Farmers Market has provided patrons and sellers a place to meet for home-grown produce, clothing, jewelry and crafts. Elaine Mohr, owner of Southside Gardens, has been a part of the market since it started in 1979. It’s one of the

  • Local | October 26, 2014

    Q&A: Garrison Keillor

    Garrison Keillor, writer, storyteller and longtime host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” will perform at K-State’s McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are still available at k-state.edu/mccain/tickets. During a phone interview with The Mercury on Friday, he spoke about Manhattan,

  • Local |Education | October 26, 2014

    St. George parents: Lack of sidewalks, buses means children can’t get to school safely

    Some parents in St. George have been trying to change the Rock Creek school district’s policy about in-city transport for their school children, but so far, proposed solutions haven’t gone anywhere. Parent Matthew Asbury said that even though he lives in city limits,

  • Local |Traffic | October 26, 2014

    Accident on K-177 causes delays in gameday traffic

    An accident involving a truck hanging over a bridge slowed many drivers on their way to the K-State football game Saturday. The accident occurred on Kansas Highway 177 on the viaduct just outside of Manhattan on Saturday morning. The stream of vehicles coming to town for

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 26, 2014

    Couple makes $5M matching gift to KSU

    Paul and Sandra Edgerley, Brookline, Massachusetts, have made a challenge-matching gift of $5 million to the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. The Edgerleys have committed $5 million to the college’s new Career Counseling and Skill Development program, matching donations to the program from

  • Football | October 26, 2014

    Defense carries K-State past Texas

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    The last time Kansas State pitched a shutout against a Big 12 opponent the majority of the current Wildcats were still in elementary school. Let that sink in a moment. Eleventh-ranked K-State did just enough on offense and made more than enough big plays on defense

  • Football | October 26, 2014

    Career day extra sweet for McCrane

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    For all but 2:18 of the first half, all that stood between the 11th-ranked Kansas State football team and Texas was the leg of kicker Matthew McCrane. McCrane, who was a career-best 3 for 3 on the day, improved to a perfect 6 for 6 on field goals and 20 for 20

  • Football | October 26, 2014

    Longhorns’ offense sputters in 23-0 loss

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    Texas coach Charlie Strong traveled into uncharted waters for his coaching career on Saturday. For the first time in his 61 games as a head coach at the Division-I level, Strong was shut out, his Longhorns losing to Kansas State 23-0. A Texas offense that had

  • Editorials | October 26, 2014

    Someday, let’s drop grocery sales tax

    A couple of state senators from Wichita have come up with a good — bipartisan! — idea that could make life a little more affordable for all Kansans, especially those who need the help most. Unfortunately, the state has dug itself into such a hole that it

  • Letters | October 26, 2014

    Health Care Compact would cause great harm in Kansas

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback signed House Bill 2553, called the “Health Care Compact,” into law on April 22. The law requests the federal government to suspend by legislation the operation of federal laws, rules and regulations and orders regarding Medicare. The governor described the law


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