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  • Local |Education | May 05, 2014

    MHS team wins state forensics competition

    The Manhattan High Forensics team placed first in the 6A State Speech and Drama Festival, which ended Sunday at Olathe Northwest High School. Coach Shawn Rafferty said winning had been a goal for the team all year, and they were excited with the results. “There’

  • Editorials | May 05, 2014

    Sampler Festival was quite a draw

    Last weekend was beautiful. A balmy Saturday led to a warm-up on Sunday that was enough to remind us that despite a recent cool spell, we’re racing toward summer. Summer can wait. Let us savor last weekend, one during which the outdoors called. They

  • Letters | May 05, 2014

    Pledge should hold meaning for person repeating it

    To the Editor: I might agree that the “Pledge of Allegiance is said far too often,” as a headline above a column on Page C8 in Sunday’s Manhattan Mercury stated, but only because it makes it become a hollow expression. When it was written,

  • Letters | May 05, 2014

    Full disclosure helps prevent anonymous manipulation

    To The Editor: The Mercury is to be applauded for its editorial stance opposing limits on funding of campaigns coupled with full disclosure of contributors. While I disagree with the Supreme Court’s finding that money equals speech, that is the law and therefore the

  • Movies | May 05, 2014

    ‘Other Woman’ survives despite uninspired writing, direction

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    The new Cameron Diaz movie “The Other Woman” may seem a little half-hearted. Director Nick Cassavettes, son of the great improviser John Cassavettes, earlier made “The Notebook,” a wet Kleenex job‹, and he has worked with Diaz before (on “Her Sister’s Keeper”), but he

  • Local |Obituaries | May 05, 2014

    Renowned sculptor Streeter, dead at 79, had Manhattan ties

    Tal Streeter, an internationally renowned sculptor who spent his childhood in Manhattan, died at age 79 in Santa Fe, N.M., on April 17, The Mercury learned Monday. Streeter’s career was marked by a fascination with the sky, the clouds and the wind that he first

  • Obituaries | May 05, 2014

    GLORIA SALBERG

    Gloria M. Salberg, 84, of Manhattan, died Saturday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born June 24, 1929. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Obituaries | May 05, 2014

    BEN WEST

    Earl “Ben” West, Jr. 94, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was born July 29, 1919, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Obituaries | May 05, 2014

    JOAN PAGE

    Joan Page, 72, died Sunday at Midland Hospice in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Joan was born on Aug. 31, 1941, in Enid, Okla. She was the daughter of Ralph Zickefoose and Veva (Kuykendahl) Zickefoose. She grew up on a farm in Grant County

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 05, 2014

    Police plan weekend sobriety checkpoint

    The Riley County Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Manhattan area beginning Saturday and continuing into the early hours of Sunday. Purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and deter impaired drivers, according to a Riley County Police Department news release. Motorists


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