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  • Local |Business | July 25, 2014

    Sales tax receipts on par with 2013’s

    Manhattan’s 2014 sales tax figures are on par with 2012 and 2013 through the mid-year point. City finance director Bernie Hayen said the overall figures through July are flat compared with the same time period in 2012 and 2013. The overall 2014 sales tax receipts total about $6.13 million, which is 0.9

  • July 25, 2014

    So one California is not enough?

    There are folks in California who are genuinely serious about splitting the Golden State into six states. Then again, there are folks in California who are serious about a lot of things that don’t have a snowball’s chance in Death Valley. Advocates of

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 25, 2014

    Senate hopeful wants to move beyond 2-party system

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    U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman told the Mercury on Thursday he’s trying to move beyond the labels of a two-party system to fix what’s ailing Congress. Orman, who lives in Olathe, is running as an Independent for the U.S. Senate seat

  • Columns | July 25, 2014

    The issue of economic recovery

    The defining issue in state elections is candidates’ positions regarding “the path of our economic recovery.” So wrote Republican state Rep. Steven Becker of Hutchinson in a recent letter to the Hutchinson News, as he asked, “Does the candidate sup-port a reassess-ment of our tax

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 25, 2014

    Philosopher strives to understand how words acquire meaning

    Why does the word “dog” have meaning? If you say “dog” to a friend, why does your friend understand you? Kansas State University philosopher Elliott Wagner aims to address these types of questions in his latest research, which focuses on long-standing philosophical questions about semantic

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 25, 2014

    Student Cargill Global Scholar

    Kylie Hardman, a sophomore in human resource management at Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration, has been selected as a Cargill Global Scholar for the 2014 academic year. “This is a really fantastic opportunity that I hope to gain a lot from,” Hardman said. “

  • General Activities | July 25, 2014

    Bulls take opening night of rodeo

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    One rider, one chance. Dodge City’s Jesse Barber was the lone entrant in bull riding in Thursday’s Kaw Valley Rodeo opener at Wells Arena in CiCo Park, and for seven seconds, it looked like his trip up from southwest Kansas would be well

  • General Activities | July 25, 2014

    Fidone leads at Colbert Classic

    Sam Fidone shot a Thursday-best 7-under par, 65, to take the lead at the Colbert Charity Classic at Colbert Hills. After shooting 4-under on Thursday, Fidone, a Lufkin, Texas, native, took a second-round lead with the best score of the day, dropping him to 11-under for

  • Obituaries | July 25, 2014

    SYBIL CONVERSE

    Twila Sybil Converse, 72, of rural Olsburg, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Sybil was born in Emporia on Nov. 17, 1941, the daughter of Dr. Ralph and Genevieve Barrett, of Burlington. When her father returned to

  • Obituaries | July 25, 2014

    ISABELLA (KIRKMAN) DeARMOND

    Isabella (Kirkman) DeArmond, the daughter of Kristine Leigh Kirkman and Justin Beau DeArmond, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, as the result of the Trisomy 18 birth defect. The family provided the following information. Isabella was born on March 4, 2014,


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