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  • Arts & Leisure | May 22, 2014

    Film conceived by Manhattan native gets rave reviews at Cannes festival

    CANNES, France — “Foxcatcher,” Bennett Miller’s tale of wrestling and murder, premiered Monday night at the Cannes Film Festival to the kind of rapturous response that rarely strikes at this gathering of the discerning and the jaded. Manhattan native Mike Coleman, an executive producer for “

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 22, 2014

    County to apply for USDA grant to fix sewer system

    Riley County commissioners approved the submission of a USDA Rural Development Grant application to help repair the ailing sewer system in University Park Thursday morning. The grant, if received, would pay for 45 percent of the cost of the system, which is leaking sewage - potentially

  • Manhattan High School | May 22, 2014

    Top 4 girls lead MHS swimmers to state

    After leading the way for the Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving team last week at the Centennial League meet in Topeka, the Indians’ top four swimmers will try and keep things going this weekend at the Class 6A state tournament at the Capitol Federal

  • Letters | May 22, 2014

    Folks at Paul’s Pharmacy are informative, helpful

    To the Editor: I would like to give special thanks to Paul Hagen of Paul’s Pharmacy at 461 E. Poyntz Ave. Unlike grocery or discount store pharmacies I have encountered, Paul’s is informative, personable, friendly, one-on-one and very prompt. When Kmart closed, I checked

  • Letters | May 22, 2014

    Manhattan should be proud of youth, MHS baseball

    To the Editor: I’m inspired to write to you by a letter to the editor I just read in my (now) local paper, The Norfolk Daily News. There is apparently quite a division in this town regarding youth baseball, and a direct result (in

  • Arts & Leisure | May 22, 2014

    Historic Summit, ZOOfari tails and ‘Moulin Rouge’ ballet

    Residents have an opportunity to take part in a historic Historic Summit on Thursday evening. Sponsored by the Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance, the Riley County Historical Society and Museum, and the Historic Resources Board, the Historic Summit asks the community to participate in a

  • Tennis | May 22, 2014

    Niedermayerova advances at NCAA tourney

    ATHENS, Ga. — Making her school record fourth straight appearance at the NCAA Singles Championships on Wednesday, Kansas State’s Petra Niedermayerova battled to a three-set win over 45th-ranked Lacey Smyth of Arizona, 7-5, 2-6, 7-5, in the first round of action at the Dan Magill

  • Women's Basketball | May 22, 2014

    University attorney requests Currie letter be removed, claims it was stolen

    Kansas State has asked The Mercury to take down a photo of a confidential letter concerning Leticia Romero from its website. University attorney Pete Paukstelis on Thursday asked for the removal and destruction of the photo it obtained Wednesday showing a confidential communication from KSU

  • Women's Basketball | May 21, 2014

    K-State: Decision to deny Romero’s release is final

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    Kansas State has no intention of releasing Leticia Romero from her scholarship. “Under university policy, the appeals committee’s decision is final and binding, and there is no university procedure to reexamine one of those decisions,” K-State vice president for communications and marketing Jeffery Morris

  • Local |Business | May 21, 2014

    Downtown event showcases burgeoning food scene

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    The Taste of Downtown had locals sampling all kinds of new dishes at Manhattan eateries Tuesday night. The inaugural event, a fundraiser for the Little Apple Optimist Club, was co-sponsored by Downtown Manhattan Inc., and both organizations set out to showcase the new and longtime


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