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  • Kansas basketball team voted best in nation

    USA Today has named the best high school girl’s basketball program in the nation. Would you believe, that honor belongs to a small school in rural Kansas? Today we’ll learn about this remarkable coach and community and the .

  • Center teaches children about Independence with flair Discoverycenter.mercury

    Children at the Flint Hills Discovery Center on Friday painted fireworks and flags for America’s birthday as they learned about the Fourth of July. The event was a part of the Discovery Center’s Adventure Camp: Flint Hills Flair. .

  • Plan calls for indoor rec centers

    Creating two or three neighborhood indoor centers should be the Manhattan parks and recreation department’s top priority, according to a proposed Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will discuss the plan during its meeting at 4:30 .

  • USD 383 facing $4.2M to $5.2M health insurance bill

    USD 383 could choose to fund employee health insurance from several options that would range in cost to the district between $4.2 million and $5.2 million. The school board heard the details of various plans at its meeting Wednesday. The coverage, under Blue .

  • Ramadan fasting an opportunity for a cultural feast in Manhattan

    Nearing the middle of the month of Ramadan, members of the Islamic Center of Manhattan are working to build awareness of the holiday among non-Muslims. Ramadan, Islam’s yearly fasting ritual during which Muslims consume no food or water from .

  • Fundraising campaign to double donations

    Donors can double their money beginning this weekend when they give to a fund that benefits young people. Donations will be accepted from Sunday through Labor Day for the Yes! (Youth Empowerment for Success) Fund, which has provided support to .

  • Man arrested in Pott County after high-speed chase

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department on Friday said it arrested a man in connection with a shooting and high-speed chase that took place Thursday in Riley and Pottawatomie counties. Travis Doughty, 19, Leavenworth, was taken into custody by the Pottawatomie .

  • Buhler beats 17ers again, 4-2

    The first time the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers played Buhler this season, they were run-ruled by nine runs in a game at the Tournament of Champions. Just a month later, the 17ers’ improvements were obvious, but yet still a .

  • Let’s toast this great nation

    The Fourth of July might have a little more meaning if more Americans had a better understanding of the tension colonists felt in the summer of 1776 and the risks involved in writing and signing the Declaration of Independence. Those were .

  • Legislature needn’t meddle in local government matters

    To the Editor: Shades of “Big Brother.” According to an Associated Press article in Sunday’s Mercury, the Kansas Legislature proposes to limit how local government can spend revenue increases generated by increases in property values. Cities, counties and townships .

  • Westar’s proposed solar rates target family systems

    To the Editor: Solar energy is naturally democratic. Like rain, it falls on your house and mine. And unlike coal, nuclear power or natural gas, it’s hard for monopolies to corner the market. You own the wiring in your .

  • People make the difference, and people here are great!

    To the Editor: The girl who came to America 10 short months ago had no confidence in herself and a terrible lack of self-esteem. The girl who’s going back to Norway is much more confident, has an agreeable amount of .





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