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  • Editorials | November 05, 2013

    UNESCO is in America’s interests

    In October 2011, the United States cut off funding for UNESCO because the agency had just admitted Palestine as its newest member. Whether the funding cut was wise didn’t matter; two U.S. laws, one from 1990 and another from 1994, required the United States to halt

  • Letters | November 05, 2013

    Where should society look to turn people from suicide?

    To the Editor: In a recent issue of the Mercury, there were two apparently unrelated detailed articles dealing with related issues, namely, the marked in-crease in the rate of suicides in Kansas and the decrease in funding for mental health ser-vices. Suicide is among the

  • Letters | November 05, 2013

    Mail carrier’s kind act sets a positive example

    To the Editor: On a recent Saturday I want for a walk in the neighborhood. I was walking along McDowell Avenue when I noticed a mail truck coming up the street. There was a house where the people had apparently left town for a few

  • Letters | November 05, 2013

    K-State Marching Band is one of region’s gems

    To the Editor: We in this land of purple have many things to be proud of. The Pride of Wildcat Land, t he Kan-sas State University Marching Band, is one of those at the very top of the list.  Amazing. Mar-velous. Outstanding. Inspira-tional… Just

  • Obituaries | November 05, 2013


    Nancy Jane (Blacker) Wells, 57, of Hutchinson, died Friday in Hutchinson.  The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Jan. 27, 1956, in Beloit. She was the daughter of James C. Blacker and Delores (Schaffer) Blacker Thomas.  Nancy was a graduate of

  • Obituaries | November 05, 2013


    John Lee Eichman, 61, of Wamego, died Saturday in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. John was born Aug. 3, 1952 in Topeka. He was the son of Wilfred Henry “Ike” and Ruth (Julien) Eichman. He attended schools in Wamego, graduating from Wamego High School

  • Obituaries | November 05, 2013


    Kenneth Bishop, 47, of Blue Rapids, died on Sunday, due to a motorcycle accident. The family provided some of the following information. Kenny was born June 23, 1966, in Marysville, to Shirley E. (Anderson) and Robert L. “Bob” Bishop.  He graduated from Valley Heights High School in 1984,

  • Arts, Leisure | November 05, 2013

    Comedian set for McCain show

    Brian Regan, one of the premier comedians in the country, will perform at 7:30 pm Monday, November 11, in Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium. Regan’s shows combine clean jokes with his physicality and sophisticated writing style to make for a performance that attracts fans across

  • Arts, Leisure | November 05, 2013

    St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig to perform at Manhattan church

    The St Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig, a tradition-rich choir dedicated to the legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach, will perform at 7:30 pm Wednesday, November 6, at the First United Methodist Church, 612 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan. The event is part of Kansas State University’s McCain Performance Series.

  • Football | November 05, 2013

    Coaching stress takes spotlight


    Football coaches work long hours and often have to deal with lofty, sometimes unrealistic expectations. It’s a ‘what have you done for me lately,’ kind of profession, and the brutal hours that come with it are almost necessary to stay ahead of the game.

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