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  • Letters | October 10, 2013

    What kind of compromise is the Mercury advocating?

    To the Editor: In Sunday’s Mercury, the editor espoused the need to elect moderates in order to opt for politicians who can reach a compromise. Using the govern-ment shutdown as a basis for the opinion, the editor failed to tell us if they voted

  • Manhattan High School | October 10, 2013

    Free State moves into Indians’ district

    Starting next season, the Manhattan High football team will be adding a formidable foe to what is already one of the state’s toughest districts. While Junction City heads southward to greener pastures in District 6, which includes Wichita West, Wichita Southeast and Wichita North, the

  • Manhattan High School | October 10, 2013

    MHS hits road to play Shawnee Heights

    Manhattan football 7.phatch

    After back-to-back weeks of dominant performance against overmatched teams, the Manhattan High football team will be hitting the road to face a much tougher team this Friday, even if its winning percentage doesn’t show it. The Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds are just 1-4 on the

  • Area Schools | October 10, 2013

    AMS volleyball results

    The Anthony Middle School eighth grade volleyball team picked up three match wins this week, defeating Salina Lakewood (25-11, 25-10), Salina South (25-13, 25-16) and McPherson (25-19, 25-10). Raegan Wilcoxson and Emily Armbrust had 12 assists and 10 assists, respectively. Meg Auten had six aces and 10 service

  • Area Schools | October 10, 2013

    EMS volleyball results

    The Eisenhower Middle School eight grade volleyball team picked up two wins this week, defeating Salina Lakewood (26-24, 25-18) and Salina South (25-22, 25-15).  The Eagles’ only loss of the night came against McPherson, winning the first game 25-17, but losing a close second

  • Movies | October 10, 2013

    ‘Gravity’ a stunning movie with a powerful story

    Christopher.conner1

    I once heard someone remark that if you are needing a character in your writing to die, make sure that character earns it. The implication being not that the character deserves to die, but it is real enough there is some point to the death.

  • Local |Agriculture | October 10, 2013

    Ag leaders prep for potential animal disease outbreak

    Bridrills.phatch

    There was some role-playing among Manhattan’s agriculture industry pros on Wednesday, but participants weren’t exactly in a party mood. The make-believe, in fact, was deadly serious. Inside the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) on Denison Avenue, more than 200 people handled a simulated outbreak of

  • Arts, Leisure | October 10, 2013

    Meet ‘Ready Player One’ author Cline

    Plan.your.week1

      Take a step back into history this weekend…and you won’t need a flux capacitor or to be traveling 88 miles per hour in a DeLorean time machine. You may see one cruising around Manhattan, however. The 1980s and the blockbuster hit, “Back to the

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 10, 2013

    Construction to begin on new K-State buildings

    Groundbreakings for the engineering and business colleges will occur October 25 at K-State during homecoming weekend. The groundbreaking for the new business college begins at 10:45 a.m. at the building site near North Manhattan Avenue and Lovers Lane, which is east of President Kirk Schulz’s

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 10, 2013

    Author to discuss new book

    Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner David Finkel will discuss his most recent book, “Thank You For Your Service,” which has ties to the Manhattan area. Finkel will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Kansas State University Alumni Center main ballroom. A book sale


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