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  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Don’t blame Republicans; they’ve been compromising

    To the Editor Republicans have been compromising for years now.  It’s time the Democrats gave a little and defunded Obamacare like the majority of Americans want. The opportunity was there to do just that without shutting down the government. They failed us, once again.  

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Obamacare tries to address major gaps in health care

    To the Editor, Dr. Robert Brown writes in the Sept. 30 Mercury that he has “read and scanned through all 2,400-plus pages” of the Affordable Health Care Act. Please tell us what page leads to your conclusion that “our personal privacy has been destroyed” because “everything

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Paper is too biased against creationism, tea party views

    To the Editor: I am convinced that one of the reasons for the decline in number of subscribers to the Manhattan Mercury is the paper’s editorial policy of advocating for only one side in nearly every public issue. Two examples of this bias were

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    What’s with the extra fees on Westar electric bills?

    To the Editor: We just received our Westar Energy bill. I was curious as to why my bill went up almost $30.  Upon review of my bill, I discovered that it was increased almost 50 percent due to charges, fees and taxes. If the commission that

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Tell Huelskamp your views of government shutdown

    To the Editor: I went to Congressman Tim Huelskamp’s website last week in order to send an email expressing my displeasure with his position to close down the government in an effort to defund the Affordable Care Act. This law was legally enacted, deemed

  • Arts, Leisure | October 06, 2013

    New skills, new experiences at Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop

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    There I was, 28 years old and heading off to camp. As I packed up to go the Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop, I felt like a kid again. I was giddy thinking about being back at Rock Springs Camp and Conference Center near Junction City,

  • Movies | October 06, 2013

    The best, worst films to watch during the Halloween season

    Loved by some and avoided by others, Halloween movies have been the source of nightmares for years. Here is The Mercury’s list of the five best: BEST MOVIES   “Hocus Pocus”   No member of Generation Y will disown “Hocus Pocus” as one of

  • Off The Beat | October 06, 2013

    Small towns, big character

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    My husband and I have kind of a running joke about small towns in Kansas. We’ll say, “That town is so small, it was just a grain elevator and a church.” Or “That town is so small it’s just a grain elevator and

  • Arts, Leisure | October 06, 2013

    Reading to dogs, art gallery openings and more

    TODAY   Union Program Council presents UPC Week: Events Down to a Science, all week. In honor of Bill Nye’s lecture, which has been reschedule for 7 p.m. December 3 in Bramlage Coliseum, UPC has planned an awareness week with a science theme. For a

  • Local |Business | October 06, 2013

    Vet joins Blue Hills Animal Hospital

    Blue Hills Animal Hospital hired Julie Ebert, DVM. She will practice routine wellness exams, surgery, dental and veterinary care. She has a special interest in behavioral medicine and exotic animal care. Ebert graduated from Kansas State University of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She also attended undergraduate


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