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  • Editorials | June 16, 2013

    Happy Father’s Day

    Allen Shedlin might be on to something in differentiating between fathering and what he calls “daddying.” He considers the act of fathering to be solely biological, involving little time and even less commitment. Daddying, he says, is what happens — or is supposed to happen — after

  • Columns | June 16, 2013

    Let’s consider the ‘Fieldhouse’

    There has been some discussion in the Mercury recently about a proposed indoor-outdoor sports facility. We all want to be responsible when talking about such a large project (so far being called the Fieldhouse). Accurate information is the best way to ensure that we make

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 16, 2013

    The sounds of the prairie


    FORT RILEY — More than 5,000 people converged on the parade grounds here to hear the Symphony in the Flint Hills Saturday. The summer performance was the eighth annually by the Kansas City Symphony, which chooses a different Flint Hills locale each year. Fort Riley, with its

  • Local | June 16, 2013

    Downpour dampens fire for Juneteenth city hoops tourney


    Rain Saturday afternoon put a serious crimp in efforts by the Juneteenth organizing committee to stage a three-on-three basketball tournament at City Park. The tournament, one of the central events of the planned Friday-Saturday festival, was expected to feature eight teams, according to Jonathan Anderson,

  • Letters | June 16, 2013

    Thanks, Manhattan, KSU, for helping us raise our son

    To the Editor: An African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” As we recently went through high school graduation activities with our son, Andrew, we have reflected on how it took a community to help him grow during the last four

  • Columns | June 16, 2013

    Good intelligence system is based on trust

    A good intelligence system is critical in a democracy. There are people in this world who do not like us and who will do anything to cause us harm. Our country is safe and secure only if our intelligence agencies work well. Intelligence in a

  • Obituaries | June 16, 2013

    Donald Carlson

    Donald R. Carlson, 63, of Manhattan died Saturday at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 16, 2013

    KSU microbiology workshop focuses on new technologies

    A new workshop at Kansas State University Olathe, Emerging and Rapid Methods in Microbiology, will introduce participants to the application of new technologies and rapid methods in microbiology and the benefits they provide in the real world. The workshop will be Aug. 19-23 on the

  • June 16, 2013

    Merland Leer

    Merland John “Bud” Leer, 93, of rural Belvue died Thursday at the St. Marys Manor.

  • Obituaries | June 16, 2013

    Mary Heeth

    Mary Frances Heeth, 77, of Manhattan died Wednesday at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan.

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