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  • Local |Education | April 09, 2014

    District ends testing following months of technical problems

    The Manhattan-Ogden school district has stopped state testing after two months of technological issues. Children in grades 3 through 11 were taking the Kansas Transitional State Assessments in reading, math and science. The assessments were an online pilot testing program administered through the Center for Educational Testing &

  • Manhattan High School | April 09, 2014

    Indians take 2nd at Rural quad

    Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Joyce Allen finally got the chance to see her full varsity squad in action in Tuesday afternoon’s quadrangular meet in Topeka. After missing both Kirkland Lambert and Jonathan Turnley Saturday in Salina, the meet at Washburn Rural went well

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | April 09, 2014

    Two motorcyclists suffer injuries in Ogden accident

    OGDEN — Riley County police arrested the driver of a car that left the scene of an accident Tuesday afternoon that resulted in two motorcycle operators suffering substantial injuries. The accident occurred at about 4:30 p.m., when Johnny Cossey, 38, of Ogden, was driving north on Walnut

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | April 09, 2014

    Restaurants’ marketing, location influence customers’ food choices

    A new study finds that when it comes to making healthy food choices at restaurants, location plays as much of a role in calories as what you eat. Katie Heinrich, a Kansas State University assistant professor of kinesiology, is part of a recently published study

  • Editorials | April 09, 2014

    MHS again rises to the challenge

    Congratulations are in order — again — to Manhattan High School for having been named to the Washington Post’s annual list of America’s most challenging high schools. That this is the sixth consecutive year MHS has made the list reflects the school’s consistent excellence,

  • Letters | April 09, 2014

    Shame on the Mercury for ‘charade’ against Kobach

    To the Editor: Voter fraud does exist, and Democrats know it. The editors at the Mercury know it too, and if they don’t, they’re not worthy of being called newsmen and their paper is just another biased political rag that chooses not to

  • Letters | April 09, 2014

    Let’s help our churches lead in struggle for justice

    To the Editor: Once again, I am embarrassed.  Leonard Pitts has that way of getting to me, but this time he really hit home with his op-ed piece in the Miami Herald with the headline: “Christianity Often Too Slow to See the Light.” Why

  • Movies | April 09, 2014

    Concept of ‘God’s Not Dead’ seems dated


    American Baptist evangelist Billy Graham has been associated with the production of feature films for years. Sometimes showings have worked as remote revivals. Sometimes the films have featured skilled actors (Julie Harris in “The Hiding Place,” for example). The latest of the run is a

  • Obituaries | April 09, 2014


    Jeffrey S. Jacques, 51, of Marysville, died Sunday at his home. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at the First Christian Church in Marysville.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to service time at the church. Burial will be

  • Obituaries | April 09, 2014


    Audrey Maxine Blanchard, 90, of Manhattan, died on Tuesday, April 8, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. On August 17, 1923, Maxine was born in Onaga, Kansas to the late Cecil Merl and Anna Elizabeth (McCloughan) Randall. Maxine was united in marriage to the late Albert Ray Blanchard on June 8, 1947

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