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  • Letters | December 16, 2013

    Generalizations from the right seem to live on

    To the Editor: Bill O’Reilly called Nelson Mandela a communist after hearing of his death. With one slap of a single word, O’Reilly meant to derail all of the praise and sorrow that was pouring in from all over the world. And Dick

  • Letters | December 16, 2013

    It’s time to stop mocking the T.E.A. Party movement

    To the Editor: On Wednesday 11 December, The Mercury published yet another editorial illustration lampooning the American T.E.A. Party movement, this time from liberal cartoonist Gary Markstein. Considering that the T.E.A. Party at-large is the one group whose every prediction over the

  • Obituaries | December 16, 2013


    Ruth V. Hohman, 97, of Clay Center, died Sunday at Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • Obituaries | December 16, 2013


    Irene Alcantar Cepeda, 87, of Manhattan and formerly of Los Angeles, died Friday at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. The family provided some of the following information. She was born in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, 1926. Irene retired from the Los Angeles Housing

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 16, 2013

    Flint Hills Frontiers project looks forward

    Updates from Monday morning’s Riley County Commission meeting: • The commission heard from Bill Clark, executive director of the Flint Hills Regional Council, who updated them on the Flint Hills Frontiers project. Clark said the main focus is regionalism. “We’re doing together what we

  • Obituaries | December 16, 2013


    Larry W. Paquette, 71, of Junction City died Thursday at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The family provided some of the following information. Larry was born on July 12, 1942, in Miltonvale to William J. and Mildred P. (Zahn) Paquette. He graduated from Clay Center High School

  • Movies | December 16, 2013

    Setzer’s Christmas show here is loud, flashy, fast


    Brian Setzer, who appeared in K-State’s McCain Auditorium last week, is a remarkable musician. He must have been born with huge talent and then he must have spent the last forty or so years lying around the house with an arch top Gretsch guitar

  • Men's Basketball | December 16, 2013

    Wildcats ease by Troy with 72-43 rout

    Even though the shots haven’t always fallen on offense, the Kansas State men’s basketball team has by and large played good defense this season. (Kansas State’s Marcus Foster tries to get past Troy’s Hunter Williams on Sunday night at Bramlage Coliseum.

  • Women's Basketball | December 16, 2013

    Craig lifts K-State past Gauchos

    Bri Craig only made three shots on Sunday — three big shots — that lifted the Kansas State women’s basketball team past UC Santa Barbara, 73-64, at Bramlage Coliseum. (Kansas State sophomore Bri Craig makes one of her three 3-pointers against UC Santa Barbara on Sunday

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 15, 2013

    Grad overcame debilitating injuries to finish degrees


    Pamela Maynez likes a challenge. Maynez graduated from the K-State College of Arts and Sciences Saturday morning with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. She helped with basic cancer research at the university and also was an undergraduate teaching assistant in an organic chemistry

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