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  • Superintendent affirms policy against non-discrimination

    USD 383 Superintendent Robert Shannon on Wednesday reaffirmed the district’s non-discrimination statement including sexual orientation and gender identity, which the school board approved just months ago. In an email to district staff, Shannon said, “Gov. Brownback’s rescission of non-discrimination .

  • Chimney fire causes $10,000 in damage to home

    A chimney fire that spread to a roof caused about $10,000 in structural damage to an area home on Thursday night. Freddie Taylor, the owner of 3212 Shady Valley Drive, was home on Thursday night burning wood in his fireplace. It wasn’.

  • ‘Imitation Game’ remains engaging, beginning to end Christopher.conner1

    Benedict Cumberbatch portrays British scientist Alan Turing in the film “The Imitation Game.” Focusing on his highly classified efforts to counter the German Enigma machine during World War II, the film begins with Cumberbatch asking, “Are you paying attention?” In 1951 .

  • Groundwater grows more precious

    We have taken issue with many of Gov. Sam Brownback’s initiatives, but he deserves credit for recognizing the need to slow, and even reverse, the depletion of groundwater in western Kansas. With greater attention — and some timely rains — indications .

  • Local school control in peril

    Who do you trust most with your child’s education? If you’re following the Kansas Legislature, you’d be forced to conclude that many representatives believe your trust is best placed in the hands of a paid lobbyist with .

  • Brownback right to rescind ‘special’ LGBT protections

    To the Editor: This is in response to the Mercury’s editorial Thursday,  “Yet another step backwards.” Gov. Sam Brownback rescinded an executive order signed by former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that had unilaterally established additional “protected class rights” for .

  • Japanese drummers scheduled at McCain

    Kodó, Japanese taiko drummers, will present a show for the McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University. From Japan’s remote Sado Island, Kodó performs traditional Japanese drumming to create a show .

  • Expert has tips for keeping the bloom in your Valentine blossoms

    Want your Valentine’s Day flowers from your sweetheart to stay fresher longer? A Kansas State University floriculture expert has some tips. Kimberly Williams, professor of greenhouse management, says the best way to keep your flowers alive longer is to .

  • Make your pet’s heart your focus on Valentine’s Day

    It’s estimated that this Valentine’s Day pet owners will spend about $703 million on gifts for their beloved dogs and cats, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. But a Kansas State University veterinarian says rather than .

  • Change in man downfield rule could impact K-State

    The play still annoys many Alabama fans who are convinced it was illegal. No, not the Kick-Six that Auburn used to beat the Crimson Tide on the last play of the 2013 Iron Bowl. It was the touchdown the Tigers scored .

  • K-State looks to slow red-hot Sooners

    The first time Kansas State faced Oklahoma this season, the Sooners were one of the hottest teams in the country. Oklahoma had just crushed Texas on the road when it returned home to take on a K-State team that just .

  • K-State’s Kregers balances track, school and marriage Kregerscolor.phatch

    Nothing has come easy for Reinis Kregers. When Kregers came to the United States — far from his native Latvia — he often struggled with his English and was unsure what was waiting for him in Manhattan. But the language he did .





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