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  • General Activities | July 11, 2013

    Hole-in-one at Colbert Hills

    Terry Wark had a hole-in-one on Tuesday at Colbert Hills Golf Course. Wark used a 5-iron on hole No. 17 from 162 yards out. It was witnessed by Keith and Connie Rutlin.

  • General Activities | July 11, 2013

    Optimist Bullets take seventh

    The Manhattan Optimist Bullets concluded their summer season with the USSSA state 12-and-under B tournament in Kansas City this past weekend. The Bullets finished in seventh place among a field of 24 teams. The Bullets lost their first game in the rain to the Wichita Wave, 4

  • General Activities | July 10, 2013

    17ers warmup for weekend with win

    Out sac .bunt.phatch

    When it comes to summer baseball, playing in uncomfortably hot temperatures is part of the deal. Still, Tuesday evening’s game between the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers and the Westmoreland Post 186 Rock Creek Mustangs, which coincided with a heat warning from the National

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 10, 2013

    City to zero out tax-rate increase

    City commissioners decided Tuesday evening to schedule another budget work session to reduce a proposed 26% property tax mill levy increase to zero. Commissioners have spent several budget sessions over the past month reducing the proposed levy, which as of Tuesday was 43.699 mills. The question commissioners

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | July 10, 2013

    Commissioners agree: Streets need work


    City commissioners agreed Tuesday that the declining state of streets is a problem that will need to be dealt with in the next 10 years. Director of public works Dale Houdeshell told commissioners that a majority of the city’s local, collector and arterial streets are

  • Letters | July 10, 2013

    Mercury erred in running ‘anti-university screed’

    To the Editor: The Mercury should be ashamed of itself for reprinting obvious junk journalism like the editorial from the Livingston County, Mich., Daily Press and Argus on Monday, July 8.

  • Letters | July 10, 2013

    Many contributed to success of Solar Kiwanis fundraiser

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan thanks all of those who shared pancakes, sausage and eggs with us the morning of July 4 at Pottorf Hall. In an era of fiscal constraints at all levels of government, more is expected of civic groups

  • Neighbors |Arts, Leisure | July 10, 2013

    Local country singer, a Manhattan native, looks to make it big

    Stewart ray.phatch

    Alternative country music singer Stewart Ray has come a long way in country music since he started sneaking into bars at the age of 14 to sing on open mic nights. Ray was born in Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School in 2011. While he still

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 10, 2013

    7th-annual pink rodeo to benefit cancer research center

    The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association wants you to be tough enough to wear pink. The association will have its seventh annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo Friday, July 26, to raise awareness of breast cancer and other cancers and support Kansas State University’s Johnson

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 10, 2013

    K-State study on role of protein in bacteria could improve antibiotics

    A Kansas State University-led study has discovered the role of a protein in bacteria that cause a wide variety of diseases, including typhoid fever, plague, meningitis and dysentery. The results may lead to new and improved antibiotics for humans and animals. Phillip E. Klebba, professor

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