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  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Highway crash underscores need for median barriers

    To the Editor: The recent horrific head-on crash on Interstate 5 in northern California involving the FedEx truck and the bus reminds us what can happen when a vehicle crosses the median at highway speeds. That day, 10 poor souls lost their lives because of the crossover

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Our own borders should matter more than Ukraine’s

    To the Editor: I find it both amazing and hypocritical that our politicians in Washington, D.C., exhibit such concern about the borders of Ukraine and absolutely none about our own U.S. borders. Hispanics have became the majority population in California. Texas and Arizona,

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Supreme Court ruling calls to mind Orwell novel

    To the Editor: The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling which equates money with free speech is a chilling reminder of George Orwell’s 1945 fable, “Animal Farm.” Its theme is that “All animals are created equal, except that some animals are more equal than others.”

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Ridicule isn’t as much fun when you’re the target

    To the Editor: In its coverage of the March 17 Law Board meeting, the Mercury reported that at the mention of my name, “three-fourths of those present snickered.” Rusty Wilson, it was reported, felt he was singled out for rebuke (a glare) for discourtesy. He explained

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 25, 2014

    Army veteran establishes KSU military sciences fund

    The estate of Lt. Col. Albert E. Hylton III, Kansas City, Kan., has made a gift of more than $629,000 to the military science department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University to establish the Albert E. Hylton Jr. Excellence Fund. The

  • Obituaries | April 25, 2014


    Lydia Blanch Thomason, 58, of Andover, died Easter Sunday. The family provided some of the following information. She was born in France on March 7, 1956, the daughter of Howard and Josiane (Louis) Sweeney. Lydia and Ron Thomason were united in marriage on Aug. 27, 1977. Lydia was a homemaker

  • Obituaries | April 25, 2014


    David J. Beier, 63, of Boelus, Neb., died April 17at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. David was born on Feb. 9, 1951, at Grand Island, Neb., the son of Weldon R. and Marie C. (Schlick) Beier. David was the third oldest of a family of 11

  • Obituaries | April 25, 2014


    Dean Kent Savage, 82, of Barnes, died at Hanover Hospital on Tuesday.  He was born Dec, 2, 1931, northwest of Barnes, in the family home, to Fred and Eunice (Wilkinson) Savage.  He married Faye P. Vathauer on June 16, 1957. Survivors include his wife, three sons; Jay of

  • Football | April 25, 2014

    Mueller ready to take next step


    Perhaps the only thing more difficult than collecting a school-record 11.5 sacks and earning All-America status in a season, is doing it twice. Yet former walk-on and reigning Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year Ryan Mueller says despite the record-setting season he had a year ago,

  • Tennis | April 25, 2014

    Cats open tournament with win over WVU

    FORT WORTH, Texas — The Seventh-seeded Kansas State tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Women’s Tennis Championships with a 4-0 win over No. 10-seed West Virginia on Thursday at the Friedman Tennis Center on the TCU campus. K-State improved its overall record

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