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  • It’s easy to tune out Herspring’s liberal critics

    To the Editor: I always love Dale Herspring’s perspective and applaud The Mercury for his column. It provides some balance, to say the least. I’m humored by his critics. To me, and I suspect to most Kansans, they .

  • Get involved in annual poetry recitation Sunday

    To the Editor: Yes, it’s happening again. Spring is arriving in colors soft and vibrant. New leaves are activating, and with them comes the 13th annual Enid Stover Memorial Poetry Recitation. It will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday .

  • United hurts itself when it mistreats customers

    To the Editor: The appeal of air travel when it began was that it was safe, fast and dependable. Delays were for reasons of safety, such as bad weather or engine repairs. Always, the customer was first. Apparently, United’s .

  • Regents improve facility upgrades

    The Kansas Board of Regents approved three K-State construction and improvement requests on Wednesday. K-State will raze a barn and a horticulture building at a property known as Ashland Bottoms in southwest Manhattan. The university estimates the 1,500-squarefoot barn was .

  • K-State Singers, Tulip Festival, ‘Spamalot’ and more Planyourweekend

    An almost 70-year K-State tradition continues this weekend with the K-State Singers show at 7:30p.m. Friday in McCain Auditorium. Since 1954, the Singers have been the ambassadors for K-State. Throughout this time, the group has toured the United States and .

  • Tax program sees increase in users

    More area residents used a free program to file their income tax returns this year than last year. The program, sponsored by K-State Research and Extension, provided federal tax returns for 574 taxpayers and state tax returns for 585 taxpayers this season. .

  • K-State’s Dibbini extended through 2020-21

    Following the debut season of K-State soccer, K-State athletics and head coach Mike Dibbini announced a two-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season on Thursday. “Coach Dibbini and his staff have done a remarkable job in two short years of .

  • There are reasons to see French film ‘Personal Shopper’

    As a story, director Olivier Assayas’s “Personal Shopper” is either diffuse or inept. But there are some decent reasons for going out to Seth Child to see this new French film. The movie is a perhaps unintentional observation about .

  • Wrestling, girls’ basketball receive state commendations

    Usually, when a group from Topeka is coming to Manhattan High, it’s for competition. This time, it was to congratulate two teams. Sen. Tom Hawk and Rep. Sydney Carlin gave commendations from the state legislature to the state champion .

  • MHS soccer loses second straight Mhssoccer1

    Not much went Manhattan’s way on Wednesday night. The Indians (5-3) lost to Topeka High, 1-0, for their second straight loss. “We just got beat,” head coach Mike Sanchez said. “They were the better team today; that happens.” Each .

  • Killham signs with Emporia State for football

    Zephry Killham isn’t going far to play football next year. Killham, a safety and standout on special teams, signed with Emporia State on Thursday. “Just basically hearing all these good things about it, and I decided to give it .

  • City rejects Claflin circle

    The Manhattan City Commission rejected a federal safety grant Tuesday for a roundabout at the Westport Drive and Claflin Road intersection. The commission rejected the grant 4-1 in part because the estimated $2 million roundabout isn’t what the city requested .


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