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  • Neighbors | April 28, 2014

    Aubert the first female in MATC electrical program in 42 years


    Elizabeth Aubert is only 19, but she’s already accomplished something that hasn’t been done in 42 years. The 2012 St. Marys High grad is the first female in that span to be part of the Electric Power and Distribution program at the Manhattan Area Technical College.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | April 28, 2014

    Commissioners respond to mortgage fee letter

    Riley County commissioners took issue with a letter to the editor published in Thursday’s Mercury. The letter was written by John Luebcke, assistant vice president of Citizens State Bank in Marysville. Luebcke defended Kansas Senate Bill 298, which proposes a five-year phase out of the

  • Columns | April 28, 2014

    An evening conversation: goodbye, pal

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    There is another breakup coming in my life. Yep, another piece of technology — lifeblood and lifestyle of the 21st century — must endure a divorce for my own piece of mind. And to keep me from confusing my friends any further. I never quite broadcast this,

  • Local | April 28, 2014

    Sunday’s biggest rainfall hit center of town

    Central Manhattan took the brunt of Sunday’s storms — at least in terms of rainfall — K-State climatologist Mary Knapp said Monday. About 3.2 inches of rain fell on the K-State campus Sunday, but only 0.76 of an inch was recorded at Manhattan Regional Airport on the city’

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | April 28, 2014

    Schulz to give update on Campus Corridor

    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz is scheduled to give an update on the university’s North Campus Corridor plan to city commissioners at their 5:30 p.m. meeting on Tuesday. Schulz’s presentation during the city work session will focus on how the city and

  • Arts & Leisure | April 28, 2014

    Dozens contribute to latest MAC show’s success


    Before there was Jesus Christ Superstar, there was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Manhattan Arts Center Theatre Company’s sparkling revival of this first Andrew Lloyd Webber / Tim Rice collaboration is currently lighting up the Grosh Performance Hall. Final shows, this week: May 1-3

  • Editorials | April 28, 2014

    Dole well deserves recent accolades

    Bob Dole isn’t quite as mobile as he once was, but he still gets around pretty well, particularly for a 90-year-old who was badly wounded during World War II. What matters is that he’s been getting around Kansas quite well, visiting large cities

  • Arts & Leisure | April 28, 2014

    ‘Earnest’ perfect end to theater year


    May 1 through 4, local theatergoers will have the chance to enjoy the last of what has been a very successful and entertaining season of plays produced on the campus by K-State Theater. The current offering is Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, and it

  • Letters | April 28, 2014

    Gun debate needs more facts, less opinion, passion

    To the Editor: The discussion over guns and gun violence continues to be misinformed through passion and opinions rather than re-search and facts.  The Mercury added to the opinion in its editorial Sunday, “Looser gun laws won’t make us safer,” without adding anything

  • Arts & Leisure | April 28, 2014

    Symphony in concert Saturday

    TOPEKA — The Topeka Symphony will present music by Vaughn Williams, Liebermann, and Dvorak on Saturday in White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus.  The 7:30 p.m. program, sponsored by the Topeka Symphony Endowment, will be led by the Topeka Symphony’s conductor, Kyle

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