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  • Local |Government, Politics | February 10, 2014

    Roberts refutes residency claims

    The office of U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has spoken out against what it calls a “hit piece” published by the New York Times. The article, which also ran in Sunday’s edition of The Mercury, said Roberts was “desperate to re-establish ties to

  • Neighbors | February 10, 2014

    New 4-H and youth extension agent believes it takes a village


    John Jobe stands by the old adage, “It takes a village.” Jobe, Riley County Research and Extension’s new 4-H agent, believes that communities play an important role in a child’s upbringing, and said 4-H can be part of that. “If you want youth

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 10, 2014

    Meeting to make up for snow cancellation

    City commissioners plan to hold a work session Tuesday followed by a special legislative session to cover the agenda items from last week’s canceled meeting. Tuesday’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with a work session dealing with annual revenue projection

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 10, 2014

    City launches comprehensive plan site

    City planners want public input on the future of Manhattan. A new website was launched Friday that covers the Manhattan Area Comprehensive Plan update. Assistant director for planning Eric Cattell said the website was created by a team of consultants hired to update the 2003 plan,

  • Manhattan High School | February 10, 2014

    MHS’ Schroeder, Melgares sign at KU

    Two Manhattan High standout distance runners made their college choices official this morning, with Alaina Schroeder and Chris Melgares both inking national letters of intent with the University of Kansas to continue their cross country careers. The ceremony was a make-up after heavy snow canceled

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 10, 2014

    K-Staters to present work at Undergrad Research Day

    Ten undergraduate researchers from Kansas State University will get the chance to present their work at the inaugural Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 12, on the first-floor rotunda of the State Capitol in Topeka. The event is to showcase the research being conducted

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 10, 2014

    Horne arrested on drug charges

    Levertis Horne, 22, of Manhattan, was arrested while at the Riley County Jail on charges involving possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of opiates, opium, narcotic drugs, stimulants, or otherwise prohibited controlled substances. RCPD Officer Matthew Droge said that the arrest was part of an investigation

  • Obituaries | February 10, 2014


    Franklin Murrin, 70, died Feb. 6 in Manhattan. He was born Dec. 14, 1943, in Yuba City, Calif, to Melvin and Alta (Dickinson) Murrin. Mr. Murrin moved to Clay Center in 1978. He worked as a self-employed mechanic before retiring due to health reasons. He was preceded in death by

  • Obituaries | February 10, 2014


    Robert Franklin Foster, 87, died Jan. 31 in Flower Mound, Texas, at his assisted living after a six-day stay in the hospital due to a fall. The family provided some of the following information. Robert was born June 2, 1926, in Midwest, Wyo., to the late Eugene and Sophia

  • Editorials | February 10, 2014

    Hasn’t fluoride debate been settled?

    It does no harm for Kansans to renew the debate about the use of fluoride in water; in fact it can be productive. But such a debate would be more helpful if the information used advances the discussion instead of clouding it, as seems to

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