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  • Editorials | August 16, 2013

    Messiahs becoming more common

    If you’re not familiar with Martin DeShawn McCullough, don’t feel bad. He’s just seven months old, lives in East Tennessee and doesn’t do a lot of communicating yet. Besides, he’s probably busy learning to walk, trying to talk and adjusting

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 16, 2013

    KSU offers new online education courses

    Promoting effective K-12 teaching is the focus of new online course work offered by the College of Education at Kansas State University. This collection of courses, called Effective Practice: Teaching in Today’s World, will provide K-12 teachers and paraprofessionals with the knowledge and skills

  • Arts, Leisure | August 16, 2013

    Symphony planning auditions

    TOPEKA — The Topeka Symphony will hold auditions for the coming season on Wednesday, September 4, at Washburn University.  The symphony has openings for French horn and section violin, viola, and bass.  Registration deadline is Aug. 26. The Topeka Symphony performs a seven-concert season.  Detailed

  • Obituaries | August 16, 2013

    Coleen Kinney

    Coleen Ruth Kinney, 82, died Thursday at her home in Blue Rapids.

  • Football | August 16, 2013

    Wildcats looking for depth in backfield


    Though quarterback Collin Klein and running back John Hubert shared the bulk of the carries a year ago, Angelo Pease was the unsung hero for Kansas State when it needed it most. Sometimes Pease simply spelled Klein and Hubert. Other times, he was used to

  • Volleyball | August 15, 2013

    Russia trip gave Wildcats head start


    The Kansas State volleyball team opened fall camp last week, but for the Wildcats, the season really got started earlier this summer when they traveled to Russia for the World University Games. The grueling 12-day trip to Russia that matched the Wildcats against tough international

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 15, 2013

    I-70 crash a suicide attempt

    A Fort Riley soldier has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder among other charges following a failed suicide attempt earlier this year that left one man dead. Documents obtained by The Mercury Thursday show that Gary Nelson, 22, of Junction City, entered the plea last week.

  • Arts, Leisure | August 15, 2013

    Muzzizi, more live music acts coming up


    Get ready to tap your toes and get up and boogie. There are plenty of live music options for all tastes in music. The final Arts in the Park concert will feature local favorite Muzzizi. The reggae group takes the Larry Norvell Band Shell stage

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 15, 2013

    No guns in court

    A new court order applying to the 21st judicial district will prohibit the carrying of any type of weapon into courtrooms here. Riley County Counselor Clancy Holeman briefed county commissioners Thursday on the order, which was issued last month by administrative district Judge Meryl Wilson

  • Editorials | August 15, 2013

    President’s words don’t allay concerns

    One of the things Americans should have learned about President Barack Obama is that his words are more impressive than his actions. He is unmatched rhetorically, but too often his words have done little except raise expectations. We hope that is not the case with

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