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  • Local | October 20, 2013

    Miss Kansas comes home to run in 5K at K-State

    Theresa Vail, the reigning Miss Kansas, will be coming back to Manhattan on Sunday to participate in K-State’s Homecoming 5K race. Vail has created a program called The Miss K Fitness Challenge, in which she challenges women to run a race with her once

  • Holidays |Arts, Leisure | October 20, 2013

    Go black and gold for a pretty Halloween display with an edge

    Halloween gives people a chance to try on clothes that would otherwise seem outlandish, over the top or just plain strange. When we wear costumes, anything goes. Glitter? Yes. Rhinestones? Absolutely. Even sexy fishnet stockings are allowed — at least on this one day out of

  • Off The Beat | October 20, 2013

    Cash-ing in in Nashville

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      I always thought my wife Joyce was the world’s number 1 Johnny Cash fan. But after being part of the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd visiting Nashville, Tenn.’s new Johnny Cash Museum on a recent Friday, I’m convinced there are plenty of other folks who are

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 20, 2013

    Homecoming: Fall K-State event has changed since 1915

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    John Bender coached the K-State football team for only the 1915 season, but that season brought the concept of homecoming and the Wildcats to life. Going into the season, Bender dubbed his team the “Wildcats” because he thought it would represent the scrappy attitude the team

  • Editorials | October 20, 2013

    Obamacare must overcome glitches

    The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been a nightmare for the Obama administration, perhaps inflicting more damage to the health insurance overhaul than are Republicans who loathe it so much they were willing to shut down the government to defund it. We have

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    Local donations help soldiers compete in D.C.

    To the Editor: October 20 — today — is the kick-off for the annual AUSA convention in Washington, DC. It will begin with a competitive 10-mile run through the streets of Washington. A group of young men and women from Fort Riley and the Big Red One have

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    Front page should give us news, not editor’s musings

    To the Editor: The most endearing charac-teristic of the people of Manhattan has been, for me, their spontaneous response to cir-cumstances of townfolk in crisis. The Manhattan Mercury alerted us on its front page of the needs and kept us posted as the crisis was

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    Many contributed to success of MCS benefit auction

    To the Editor: Thank you to all of the individuals, businesses and volun-teers who contributed to the success of Manhattan Catholic Schools benefit auction “Jean & Jewels.” A special thank you goes to our honorary chairs of this year’s event, Jeremy and Jennifer Corn,

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    K-State fans demonstrate class, even after defeat

    To the Editor: I am from Waco, Texas and a Baylor supporter. I have attended all five Baylor football games played in Manhattan, and before this year I had felt that the Kansas State fans were among the best fans I had seen —and I

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    Roberts-Sebelius ties once transcended party politics

    To the Editor: This is a follow-up to the Mercury’s Oct 14 editorial to the effect that Sen. Pat Roberts’ call for the resignation of Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was explainable only because of the emergence of a Tea Party rival in the


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