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Lifestyle

  • Letters | September 03, 2013

    City should either preserve memorial or build another

    To the Editor: The city auditorium, stage and balcony were built by this community to honor the 101 Riley County servicemen who died in World War II and about 2,000 other county veterans who survived. The facility was named Peace Memorial Auditorium in their honor.

  • Letters | September 03, 2013

    Downtown is the rightful home of Purple Power Play

    To the Editor: The Wednesday, August 28, edition of the Mercury contained an “I Wonder” article about the construction on Poyntz Avenue and the effect it would have on downtown parades.

  • Letters | September 03, 2013

    Lawrence manages to keep a pool open until September

    To the Editor: Wow. The last two weekends of August certainly proved how wrong the decision of Parks and Recreation to close City and CiCo Park pools early was. Lesson learned?

  • Local |Education | September 03, 2013

    Pre-school, east campus are new focal points for district

    Having wrapped up construction of its $98 million bond issue, the focus in USD 383 is shifting to a new set of renovation and construction projects. Perhaps another bond issue is on the way, too. Since July, the USD 383 school board has discussed facility needs at Manhattan

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 03, 2013

    Kansas considers ‘Hard 50’

    The Kansas Legislature convened for a special session Tuesday to rewrite the state’s “Hard 50” criminal sentencing law and to approve Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointment of Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Court of Appeals. The “Hard 50” law allows judges to sentence some convicted murderers

  • I Wonder | September 03, 2013

    When are the streets swept?

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    Q: I see the city street sweepers out at varying times and wonder whether there is a posted schedule that the public can view so we know when they will be in front of our house. The reason is that I would love to know

  • Neighbors | September 03, 2013

    River rescue got new cop’s feet wet

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    WAMEGO — Two days after graduating from the police academy, Wamego Police Department Officer Derek Gray found himself in the Kansas River, rescuing a 9-year-old girl. The rescue occurred Aug. 4 following a weekend of heavy rains and flooding. The girl, Kayla Hardie of Wamego, had been

  • Food & Drink | September 03, 2013

    Fruits, herbs make great hot-weather cocktail partners

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    The bounty of a friend’s garden and the lingering summer heat inspired me last week to experiment with a variety of cocktails featuring herbs and fruit. On a recent trip to London, I was introduced to Pimm’s Cup, a staple at Wimbledon. If

  • Movies | September 03, 2013

    New action film is goofy ... and sort of fun

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    “Getaway,” a new action movie, is as loud and constantly colorful as some recent suspense movies have been demur. Then, too, it isn’t like any other movie named “Getaway” that I’ve ever seen before. The 1972 “The Getaway,” directed by Sam Peckinpah, featured Steve

  • Volleyball | September 03, 2013

    Cats win UNLV Invite with victory over UNLV

    LAS VEGAS — Behind four players in double-digit kills, the Kansas State volleyball team defeated UNLV in five games late Saturday night, winning (25-27, 25-19, 25-19, 21-25, 15-13 to capture the UNLV Invitational at the Cox Pavilion. Tournament MVP Kaitlynn Pelger turned in a season-high 19 kills


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