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  • Local |Business | November 05, 2013

    Firm says Belvue Bridge salvageable

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    BELVUE — Representatives of an Arizona firm said Monday that the Belvue Bridge is reparable. Mark LeMay and Kurt Clink of Truesdell Corporation, Tempe,  Ariz., gave Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee County commissioners an estimate of $1.5 to $3 million to rehabilitate the aging span, which connects the two counties

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | November 05, 2013

    Regents upbeat on legislative actions

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    State higher education officials told The Mercury Monday that they are encouraged by recent activities in the legislature. Members of the Kansas Board of Regents were in Manhattan to visit K-State as part of their statewide university tour. That followed an appearance by state lawmakers,

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 05, 2013

    Westmoreland soldier killed in Afghanistan

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    A soldier from Westmoreland was killed Sunday in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced that Sgt. 1st Class Forrest Robertson, 35, died after being wounded when his unit was attacked near Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan. The unit was reportedly attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. Robertson

  • Columns | November 05, 2013

    An evening conversation: time traveler

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    At least Tuesday had the decency to dawn gray and yucky, thank goodness. Let me explain… There was a great margarine commercial that aired many years ago – for a brand called “Chiffon,” I think. The premise was that the margarine was so much like natural

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 05, 2013

    Polish expert sees country in crisis

    The country that weathered the transition from communism better than any other is going through its deepest crisis since that transition. Jerzy Wiatr, a political scientist and former politician in Poland, describes his country in those stark terms. He is in Manhattan this week to

  • Arts, Leisure | November 05, 2013

    Fine production makes the most of play’s comedy

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    Kate Fodor’s “RX” is a funny play. The story is also tragic and maybe a touch sweet. Certainly the mixture of elements proved to be entertaining during last weekend’s production of the play in The Purple Masque Theater. The Masque (soon to be

  • Local |Education | November 05, 2013

    USD 383 school board to hear budget options

    The USD 383 school board will hear its options for dealing with a budget shortfall during its meeting at 6:30 pm Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The 2013-14 budget was built on an enrollment increase of 125 students, but enrollment remained flat on the Sept. 20 count date

  • 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


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