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  • Local |Education | September 19, 2013

    KASB idea given frosty reception

    USD 383 school board members voiced their displeasure about a potential change in collective bargaining policy Wednesday. A policy change proposed by the Kansas Association of School Boards would limit the subject of negotiations between teachers and school boards to compensation, fringe benefits, hours and amounts

  • Arts, Leisure | September 19, 2013

    Fraternity concert to aid fight against cancer


    Delta Sigma Phi and Union Program Council will partner to present Momorial, a benefit concert to honor the life of Mo Meyer, Thursday night. Meyer was a member of that fraternity who was killed in a car accident in 2008. The 8 p.m. concert in All

  • Columns | September 19, 2013

    Cameron: An evening conversation

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    Sometimes we learn things in the oddest ways. My recent lesson started with a gas cap. You know, those things you screw back on your car’s gas tank after you’ve spent about $60 on a partial fill-up. OK, so somehow I wound up needing

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 19, 2013

    Officials get training on dog fighting cases

    Riley County animal control and law enforcement officers attended a training session Wednesday about how to investigate dog fighting and cockfighting crime. Terry Mills, blood sports director for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, led the session, explaining the underground culture

  • Editorials | September 19, 2013

    Tidying up after drunks

    We can’t imagine what the strangest thing the Manhattan City Commission might ever have to deal with would be, but accountability for vomiting in taxis would likely be a contender. Yet in a community loaded with college students and a considerable contingent of young

  • Letters | September 19, 2013

    Book review appreciated despite several mistakes

    To The Editor: We want to thank the Mercury for printing Chris Banner’s review of our book, “My Navy Cross,” subtitled “Something I’m Not Proud Of.” However, there are some inaccuracies in the review. First, “Restoring History” is not part of the title.

  • Letters | September 19, 2013

    Let’s learn the right lessons from Navy Yard massacre

    To the Editor: This is in reference to the Washington Post editorial “Tragically, nothing has changed” and the Associated Press story, “Contract worker behind Navy Yard shooting rampage” on page in Tuesday’s Mercury.

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 19, 2013

    KSU fraternity named top chapter in nation

    The Kansas State chapter of Theta Xi recently won the Memorial Trophy, given to the top Theta Xi chapter in the nation. It shared the award with the Georgia Southern chapter, topping the other 47 active chapters. Memorial Trophy is based on a chapter’s performance

  • Local | September 19, 2013

    High Ground Museum to host annual ‘hay day’

    History comes to life this Saturday at the High Ground Museum outside Council Grove. “Everybody’s welcome to come ‘relive exactly what it used to be like’ during our annual open house and hay day,” said Lloyd Florence. Florence and his wife, Marlene, will host

  • Obituaries | September 19, 2013

    Betty Overley

    Betty Overley of Manhattan died Wednesday at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home.

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