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  • Arts, Leisure | October 03, 2013

    Price is Right Live tells locals to ‘Come on down!’

    The iconic phrase “Come on down!” will fill up McCain Auditorium on Sunday. “The Price is Right Live” is bringing its famous phrases, traditional prizes and expected excitement to a local audience. Host Todd Newton said in a phone interview with The Mercury that those

  • Local |Education | October 03, 2013

    USD 383: No immediate effects felt from shutdown

    USD 383 officials don’t have any immediate concerns related to the government shutdown. Supt. Bob Shannon addressed the topic during the school board meeting Wednesday. He said there could be effects in the event the shutdown ends up lasting months. Shannon said 12 to 15 percent of

  • Local |Business | October 03, 2013

    July sales taxes top expectations

    July sales in Manhattan exceeded expectations. “The numbers are good,” said Bernie Hayen, city director of finance. “Nearly every retail segment that we examine each month was up compared to a year ago.” Sales tax collected in July was $827,037 compared to $736,335 for July 2012. That represents

  • Manhattan High School | October 03, 2013

    Indians looking for fourth straight win

    With just two short weeks until district games start, the Manhattan High football team has been working hard on fixing its biggest deficiencies. So far, the biggest question marks have come on offense, where the Indians have struggled at times to hold onto the football

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 03, 2013

    Mother testifies against boyfriend

    The mother of the deceased 14-month-old Salina toddler, Clayden Urbanek, testified in Riley County District Wednesday. Brittney Betzold, 21, said in court that she didn’t want to believe her son was being abused by her boyfriend, Antonio Brown, 29. Brown is charged in a jury trial

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 03, 2013

    Commission approves fee-raising ordinance

    City commissioners approved the first reading of a charter ordinance that will raise municipal court fees in the near future. But what is a charter ordinance? How does it affect the general public? City clerk Gary Fees said that a charter ordinance differs from a

  • Editorials | October 03, 2013

    Civility shouldn’t be difficult

    Has it really become so difficult to simply be nice to one another? Or do Americans just not consider civility all that important any more? It might not have taken a survey for Americans to suspect that incivility is on the rise in our country,

  • Letters | October 03, 2013

    Obama should be bringing staunch partisans together

    To the Editor: Like most everyone, I’m pretty disgusted with Congress.  I want to also offer some criticism of the media (mainstream and fringe) for keeping the fires stoked, encouraging notions of no compromise.  Fair and Balanced v. Leaning Forward only informs

  • Letters | October 03, 2013

    Mercury handled story of theater worker correctly

    To the Editor: Normally I tend to move on after reading the opinions of others, but sometimes a nerve that caffeine normally keeps calm pops out and just rubs the wrong way to where one just has to respond. The editors of the Mercury are

  • Movies | October 03, 2013

    ‘Don Jon’ less than a must-see movie

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    “Don Jon” is a sort of “Saturday Night Fever” for the twenty-teens. Or maybe its actually a little more like “Urban Cowboy.” Writer and director and long-time celebrity Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the John Travolta part. Gordon-Levitt’s working-class New Jersey is like Travolta’s working-class


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