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Lifestyle

  • 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

  • Obituaries | October 06, 2013

    Stylist joins local salon

    Taylor’s Family Hair Care hired Angela Wilson to their staff. Wilson enjoys cutting hair, giving perms, waxing, adding highlights and coloring. Wilson graduated from Rudy Constino’s school of Cosmetology in Omaha, Neb. Wilson has 30 years of experience in hair styling. Prior to joining

  • Local |Business | October 06, 2013

    AT&T upgrades local service

    AT&T U-verse customers in Manhattan can surf the Internet with faster speeds. U-verse customers can order home high speed Internet at speeds of up to 45 Mbps downstream and up to 6 Mbps upstream as part of its Velocity IP investment project. The project is

  • Columns | October 06, 2013

    Merkel shows she’s in charge in Europe

    After watching Russian President Vladimir Putin take charge of the Syrian affair, it is worth noting that he has met his match in German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She and her party defeated other parties in a presidential election September 22. Germany has a multi-party system, and


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