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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 03, 2013

    Commission approves fee-raising ordinance

    City commissioners approved the first reading of a charter ordinance that will raise municipal court fees in the near future. But what is a charter ordinance? How does it affect the general public? City clerk Gary Fees said that a charter ordinance differs from a

  • Editorials | October 03, 2013

    Civility shouldn’t be difficult

    Has it really become so difficult to simply be nice to one another? Or do Americans just not consider civility all that important any more? It might not have taken a survey for Americans to suspect that incivility is on the rise in our country,

  • Letters | October 03, 2013

    Obama should be bringing staunch partisans together

    To the Editor: Like most everyone, I’m pretty disgusted with Congress.  I want to also offer some criticism of the media (mainstream and fringe) for keeping the fires stoked, encouraging notions of no compromise.  Fair and Balanced v. Leaning Forward only informs

  • Letters | October 03, 2013

    Mercury handled story of theater worker correctly

    To the Editor: Normally I tend to move on after reading the opinions of others, but sometimes a nerve that caffeine normally keeps calm pops out and just rubs the wrong way to where one just has to respond. The editors of the Mercury are

  • Movies | October 03, 2013

    ‘Don Jon’ less than a must-see movie


    “Don Jon” is a sort of “Saturday Night Fever” for the twenty-teens. Or maybe its actually a little more like “Urban Cowboy.” Writer and director and long-time celebrity Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the John Travolta part. Gordon-Levitt’s working-class New Jersey is like Travolta’s working-class

  • Obituaries | October 03, 2013

    Daniel Steven Rice

    Daniel Steven Rice, 46, died at his residence in Manhattan on September 25. The family provided some of the following information. He was born in St. Paul, Minn., on Jan. 15, 1967, to Marion (Haugen) Frank and Roger Frank, and grew up in Hudson, Wis. He was baptized at

  • October 03, 2013

    Patsy Elizabeth Mock

    Patsy Elizabeth Mock, 74, of Manhattan died September 27 at Mercy Regional Health Center. The family provided some of the following information. Patsy Noland was born Aug. 19, 1939, in Ouray, Colo., the daughter of the late Fred Morgan and Evelyn (McClure) Noland. She attended and graduated from the

  • Local | October 03, 2013

    Bryan, Church to headline Stampede

    The Kicker Country Stampede has announced its headliners for this year’s festival. Country Music Award Entertainer of the Year nominee and reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year winner Luke Bryan will perform on Friday night. Country Music Award Male Vocalist of

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 03, 2013

    Professor’s husband still missing

    The husband of a Kansas State University professor has been missing for a month and police have no new updates. Police and members of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks searched for David Welch, 54, Tuesday and found nothing that would help locate him. Welch

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 03, 2013

    K-State hires conference program director

    After 30 plus years in the corporate market, Jeff Wolfe has accepted the position of director of conferences and noncredit programs for Kansas State University’s Division of Continuing Education. Wolfe began the position at the start of fall semester. The conferences and noncredit programs office

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