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  • Letters | December 15, 2013

    Should a private group dominate public programs?

    To the Editor Will the city’s Parks and Recreation Department become privatized soon? After a Dec. 10 presentation to city commis-sioners by Sports Facility Advisory LLC, of Clearwater Fla., it would seem that many of the decisions normally made by the Park and Recreation Advisory

  • Letters | December 15, 2013

    Ease your tax liability; donate to bridge pier effort

    To the Editor: The Manhattan East Bridge Pier Project has now reached its first goal of raising $20,000, with the help of 85 donations. We also have received confirmation from our anonymous donor that a matching $20,000 donation will be made in early January 2014, which will put us

  • Letters | December 15, 2013

    Roberts represents what is best about our country

    To the Editor: This fall I attended a high school football game on a crisp Friday night in central Kansas. I was there early enough to watch the players warm up, the band practice and school officials try to stop young kids from playing tag

  • Area Schools |Manhattan High School | December 15, 2013

    Wamego QB, MHS’ Schartz top All-Flint Hills honors

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    One led his team on the football field, accounting for 34 touchdowns, while the other led his team from the sidelines, winning eight games and capturing another Centennial League. A year removed from sweeping The Mercury’s top All-Flint Hills awards, the Wamego Red Raiders captured

  • December 15, 2013

    Candle project ignites students’ passion for business

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    Lynne Jones, freshman, hammered away as she attempted to chip slate. She’s a part of a candle-making crew at the Manhattan High east campus that’s run by special education teacher Conn Harrison. Jones said the goal is to produce a layering effect. “It

  • Off The Beat | December 15, 2013

    Old shows on new tech

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      I like to watch videos on YouTube, and lately I’ve been viewing a lot of clips from two of my favorite TV game shows when I was a kid, “What’s My Line?” and “I’ve Got a Secret.”   Both shows originally ran on

  • Books | December 15, 2013

    Orphans bond over similar childhood experiences

    Much has been written about the orphan train phenomenon, from first person accounts to children’s books, fact and fiction.  And since Kansas was part of this history, we even have The Orphan Train Museum located in our state.  It resides in Concordia,

  • Books | December 15, 2013

    Romance digs into themes of family, divorce

    Right now, I am not the only person trying to get along with ole’ man Winter. Instead of leaving the house to go on a brisk run around the neighborhood—like I probably should anyway—I, like lots of others, prefer to curl up with

  • Books | December 15, 2013

    Picture books can engage and educate children

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    Steven Kellogg is a children’s book author and illustrator who has touched the lives of most of us in one way or another. You may recall reading aloud his fun picture books about the big white dog Pinkerton in the ‘70s and ‘80s, or “

  • Books | December 15, 2013

    Teens’ trip to the moon reveals some of NASA’s deepest secrets

    “172 Hours on the Moon” earned a spot on the list of 2013 Teen’s Top Ten books to read. It is easy to see why. It is a suspenseful space thriller — a crossover between young adult and general science fiction that keeps the reader guessing. The


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