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  • Local |Education | October 09, 2013

    Blue Valley-Randolph gets $10,000 grant for new science kits

    The Blue Valley-Randolph School District has been awarded a $10,000 grant to purchase new Full Option Science System (FOSS) kits. The kits, funded by America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, offer students a chance to experience hands-on science education. Blue Valley High School science teacher Ruth

  • Local |Education | October 09, 2013

    Official: Need for higher ed rising

    The need for a higher level of education is increasing, according to a state education official. Mark Tallman, associate executive director of the Kansas Association of School Boards, met Tuesday at the Robinson Education Center with local school, community and business leaders to outline how

  • Letters | October 09, 2013

    Let our students be taught instead of indoctrinated

    To the Editor: The Mercury editorial two Sundays ago, about the creation-evolution issue, conveyed a tone of exasperation with those of us who continue to dare to question the evolution world view.  How dare we take the position that a sovereign intelligence is a

  • Editorials | October 09, 2013

    Minority rules in U.S. House

    It almost seems ages ago, but it was just Monday that President Barack Obama challenged House Speaker John Boehner to call a House vote on ending the shutdown Rep. Boehner, an Ohio Republican, would have none of it. Instead, he reiterated demands that the president

  • Letters | October 09, 2013

    Let’s withhold income tax until the shutdown ends

    To the Editor: Since the U.S. Congress and the president can’t get their act together and have caused the federal government to mostly shut down, I propose that we all withhold 1/365th of our federal income tax for each day the shutdown lasts.

  • Local | October 09, 2013

    Felber to be honored

    The Manhattan Mercury will honor former executive editor Bill Felber with a reception celebrating his retirement this weekend. The reception will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Flint Hills Discovery Center’s outdoor terrace. The public is invited to attend. Felber retired Oct. 1

  • Movies | October 09, 2013

    Hemsworth impressive in otherwise dull ‘Rush’

    While I found Ron “Opie” Howard’s new film “Rush” to be a bore, I was impressed by the performance in it by Chris “Thor” Hemsworth. He plays James Hunt, Maclaren’s lead driver in the 1976 Gran Prix Formula One series. Hemsworth makes the lovable

  • Manhattan High School | October 09, 2013

    Indians sweep at Emporia

    After taking the weekend off, the Manhattan High volleyball team was well rested for its quadrangular meet in Emporia on Tuesday, and it paid off. The Indians swept the meet, going 3-0 against Highland Park, Washburn Rural and Emporia. Manhattan opened with Highland Park and

  • Manhattan High School | October 09, 2013

    MHS soccer suffers frustrating loss at Hayden

    Facing its toughest remaining test in the Centennial League slate, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team knew it had to beat Hayden to keep pace with Washburn Rural at the top of the league standings. Instead, the Indians lost 2-1 in a frustrating game that

  • Obituaries | October 09, 2013


    Bernard Milton Menhusen, 52, of Silver Lake, formerly of Louisville, died on Monday, due to a farm accident.  Bernard was a life-long resident of the area. The family provided some of the following information. Bernard was born on Aug. 14, 1961, in Louisville. He was the son

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