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  • Discovery Center must change to become popular

    To the Editor I understand The Mercury is reporting about the Flint Hills Discovery Center and downtown redevelopment, generally, in today’s paper. In that regard it’s interesting, although not sur-prising, that the museum is losing money hand-over-fist. Many .

  • Computers are not substitutes for teachers

    To the Editor: This is in response to Bill Felber’s column, “Why do we teach the way we do?” I understand that there are flaws in our educational system. However, having taught for 40 years, including geometry, I do not .

  • Computers are good options but classrooms are superior

    To the Editor This is in regard to Bill Felber’s column Wednesday, “Why do we teach the way we do?” There is a certain appeal to computer courses as an alternative to being in a classroom with a human .

  • Kansas performer writes holiday Flint Hills song

    The winter nights are cold and clear. A blanket of snow covers the hills. When singer-songwriter Annie Wilson observed this winter scene, it provided the spark for her to write a Christmas song about Kansas. This is a special holiday .

  • Holiday flowers bring cheer Greggeyestone1

    December doesn’t seem like a common time of the year for flowers to be blooming, but some plants are used to help bring holiday cheer during this time of the year. Amaryllises, Christmas (holiday) cacti, poinsettias and paperwhites (Narcissus) .

  • Mercy hires physical therapist

    Mercy Regional Health Center recently hired physical therapist Tiffany Wehemeyer.  Wehemeyer received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Kansas and went on to receive her doctorate in physical therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas .

  • Flint Hills RV center to close Friday

    John and Stephanie Thomason will conclude operations at Flint Hills RV Center on Friday, Dec. 19. They established the company in April 1993 at 11080 Legion Drive, five miles east of Manhattan on U.S. 24. John and Stephanie will begin a new career .

  • To Putin, Cold War is a reality

    Based on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent State of the Union message to the Russian Parliament, he not only thinks the Cold War is back on, but that it’s all the fault of the United States. Given the .

  • Varney and Associates hires two employees

    Varney and Associates recently made two hires. Taylor Penick, CPA, joins the company as a senior accountant. Penick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Kansas State University. He is a Certified .

  • Indians hold off Chargers’ rally

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team survived Friday night with a 59-54 win over Topeka West in its first road game of the season. The Indians hit just enough free throws to keep the Chargers from rallying late in .

  • MHS girls rout Chargers

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had no trouble taking care of business against Topeka West in a non-league matchup Friday night, routing the Chargers 72-22 in a game that was never close. Manhattan took control quickly in the .

  • Is Kohl’s coming to town?

    Q: Will Kohl’s fill the Kmart vacancy? A: Kids have “Are we there yet?” on road trips. Adults in Manhattan have “Is Kohl’s coming?” whenever retail space becomes available. Usually, the answer to both questions is “Not yet.” .






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