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Lifestyle

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    Front page should give us news, not editor’s musings

    To the Editor: The most endearing charac-teristic of the people of Manhattan has been, for me, their spontaneous response to cir-cumstances of townfolk in crisis. The Manhattan Mercury alerted us on its front page of the needs and kept us posted as the crisis was

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    Many contributed to success of MCS benefit auction

    To the Editor: Thank you to all of the individuals, businesses and volun-teers who contributed to the success of Manhattan Catholic Schools benefit auction “Jean & Jewels.” A special thank you goes to our honorary chairs of this year’s event, Jeremy and Jennifer Corn,

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    K-State fans demonstrate class, even after defeat

    To the Editor: I am from Waco, Texas and a Baylor supporter. I have attended all five Baylor football games played in Manhattan, and before this year I had felt that the Kansas State fans were among the best fans I had seen —and I

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    Roberts-Sebelius ties once transcended party politics

    To the Editor: This is a follow-up to the Mercury’s Oct 14 editorial to the effect that Sen. Pat Roberts’ call for the resignation of Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was explainable only because of the emergence of a Tea Party rival in the

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    County voters deserve trust of commissioners

    To the Editor: A few friends have asked me to express my opinion about the Riley County commissioners not trusting the voters to approve new buildings. Looking at the past,  the voters won 25 issues and lost one. This is an excellent record. The county

  • Gardening | October 20, 2013

    Use big bulbs, winter’s cold temps for lush spring plants

    Greggeyestone1

    It is not too early to be thinking about spring. Daffodils, tulips, crocus, hyacinths and other spring blooming plants need to be planted this fall. They need to have a cold treatment to initiate blooming. Nature provides this by having a winter season. These flowers

  • Local |Education | October 20, 2013

    Local graduates from Neb. College

    Michael Leuthold, a 2011 graduate of Manhattan High, graduated from Southeast Community College in Milford, Neb. on Sept. 20 with an associate’s degree. Concordia Tractor, Inc. (CTI) John Deere in Wamego sponsored Leuthold to achieve a two-year associate’s degree with John Deere TECH. The TECH

  • Local |Education | October 20, 2013

    USD 383 teacher gets state honor

    Terry Healy, a gifted education teacher at Woodrow Wilson and Marlatt elementary schools, has been named the 2013 Kansas History Teacher of the Year. The award is cosponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on behalf

  • Local |Education | October 20, 2013

    Schools get awards for scores

    Northview Elementary School and Eisenhower Middle School have both received Challenge Award Certificates of Merit from the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force. The award recognizes schools for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishment based on Kansas Assessment results from 2013 and other qualifying factors, specifically

  • Local |Education | October 20, 2013

    Conference helps women negotiate

    About 70 undergraduate and graduate students attended the Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshops on October 6 and 7 to help college women gain the knowledge and skills to negotiate salaries and benefits. There were three-hour workshops presented by Annie Houle, National Director, Campus and Community Initiatives, WAGE Project.


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