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  • Local |Government, Politics | February 16, 2014

    Lawmakers weigh in on anti-gay marriage bill

    Area legislators spoke about their feelings on the religious freedom bill that gave Kansas national attention this week. The bill (HB2453), introduced by Rep. Charles Macheers, R-Shawnee, was designed to allow individuals, groups and businesses to refuse to recognize or provide services to same-sex couples

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 16, 2014

    Murder suspects held on $1 million bond

    JUNCTION CITY —Three suspects arrested last week in connection with the death of a Junction City woman are each confined on a $1 million bond. Larry Anderson, 25, Manhattan; Drexel Woody, 23, Fort Riley; and Marryssa Middleton, 22, Colorado, are confined in the Geary County Jail. The three were

  • Off The Beat | February 16, 2014

    Life, one Lego brick at a time


    As of this writing, I’ve yet to see “The Lego Movie,” and that’s not because it doesn’t interest me. It interests me greatly… I just haven’t had the time to see it, but I assure you I will. Why? Because I’

  • Women's Basketball | February 16, 2014

    K-State women rally to beat Red Raiders, 60-54

    It took Texas Tech’s coach nearly 45 minutes to find her way to the postgame media room Saturday afternoon. (Kansas State’s Bri Craig shoots a 3-pointer against Texas Tech on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. Craig had seven points in the Wildcats’ 60-54 victory). Once

  • Books | February 16, 2014

    Armchair traveler can escape winter through books


    Suffering from cabin fever?  Losing your fight with this winter’s weary dismals?  It’s a perfect time to dream of exotic destinations and distant adventures and to imagine the trip of a lifetime.  Armchair travelers and bucket list makers are invited

  • Editorials | February 16, 2014

    Religious liberty is safe in Kansas

    We’ll give a tip of the hat to Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle for pouring some cold water on a House bill that would allow Kansans to discriminate against gay couples on religious grounds. And we’ll offer rousing applause for state Reps. Sydney

  • Columns | February 16, 2014

    Victory, not chant, was the story

    We have had discussions at work about the K-State chant with the “F-bomb” at the KSU-KU basketball game, and after hearing about it on the radio and television and now reading the Mercury column, I’ve got to throw out my thoughts. Couple of points

  • Manhattan High School | February 16, 2014

    MHS girls ease past T-Birds, still perfect in league

    Manhattan High girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall didn’t want his team to underestimate the Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds Friday night. Despite struggling to close out the game in the fourth quarter, his Indians did just that, beating the T-Birds 43-31 to stay unbeaten in Centennial

  • Men's Basketball | February 16, 2014

    Bears edge Wildcats in double OT


    WACO, Texas — The last four times Kansas State went on the road, it lost. Saturday at Baylor, nothing changed. Just like the Wildcats (17-8, 7-5 Big 12) lost their last three road games, crumbling down the stretch in clutch moments, it was more of the same

  • Manhattan High School | February 16, 2014

    T-Birds get season sweep of MHS boys

    Minus the first quarter, Manhattan basically played Shawnee Heights even the rest of the night on the road. Unfortunately, the first quarter saw the T-Birds take an 18-8 lead in what was essentially the difference as the Indians lost their second straight game Friday night

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