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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 10, 2013

    Update on aggravated battery

    Riley County police officials provided additional information Thursday on an earlier report of a man attacking another man with a sharp instrument Wednesday morning. Officer Matthew Droge said Eric Robinson, 20, Manhattan, reported that he was walking in the south alley of the 900 block of Fremont

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 10, 2013

    Truck stolen and recovered

    Deputies with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the theft of a white 2008 GMC box truck stolen from Griffith Lumber and its recovery in the 500 block of Bertrand Street. Sheriff Greg Riat said the truck was stolen by an unknown person who entered

  • Baseball | May 10, 2013

    Cats look to stay atop crowded Big 12


    The opportunity at hand for the Kansas State baseball team is unlike any it’s experienced in the Big 12 era. With six conference games remaining, the Wildcats are currently in a three-way tie for first place in the Big 12 at 11-7 in league playwith Oklahoma

  • Manhattan High School | May 10, 2013

    Indians drop T-Birds for senior night win

    Trailing 1-0 at halftime on senior night against Shawnee Heights, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team was playing a step slow. A frustrated Mike Sanchez said the same things he’s said all season, and almost immediately, the Indians got into gear. Par McNair scored

  • Manhattan High School | May 10, 2013

    MHS baseball takes two from Chargers

    After a season filled with rainouts and indoor practices, Manhattan High baseball coach Don Hess wasn’t sure how his team would respond to playing six games in four days. With Thursday’s two-game sweep of Topeka West to close out a 6-0 week, as

  • Manhattan High School | May 10, 2013

    Indians cruise to sweep Highland Park

    The Manhattan High softball team bounced back from a doubleheader loss to Centennial League and Class 6A leader Washburn Rural to collect two easy wins at Highland Park Thursday. Both games were run-ruled victories with Manhattan winning 16-1 in five innings in the opener, and 23

  • Editorials | May 10, 2013

    Dear crack cocaine users

    The arrest of 90 – maybe more —  persons this week in area drug raids is one of the more stupefying events to have entered recent local public discussion. Stupefying because illegal drug use is such a dangerous activity that it’s hard to understand how ostensibly

  • Letters | May 10, 2013

    Pier project making progress

    To The Editor: The East Bridge Pier Project has just passed the $10,000 mark of our goal to reach $50,000. Donations have ranged from modest to extraordinary. Former Mayor and City Commissioner Bruce Snead has informed me that an anonymous donor has offered to match the first $20,000.

  • Columns | May 10, 2013

    State firearms law in jeopardy

    The Kansas Legislature recently passed a law denying the federal government the right to enforce federal gun laws in Kansas. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the law is unconstitutional and the Kansas Legislature, Gov. Sam Brownback and Secretary of State Kris Kobach say

  • Letters | May 10, 2013

    Article on Seaton appreciated

    To The Editor: Thanks to the Mercury for last Sunday’s front page story on the many accomplishments of Ed Seaton, its publisher.

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