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  • Editorials | April 01, 2013

    Do you need a reason to vote?

    It’s the custom on the Monday before an election for The Mercury to urge citizens to vote — and to cast informed ballots on Tuesday. Sometimes we appeal to residents’ sense of citizenship or ask lazy residents to dig themselves out of their easy chairs

  • Letters | April 01, 2013

    Sequester cuts need not inflict much pain on citizens

    To the Editor: Listening to the radio or watching TV, we all know that sequestration is upon us. We would hope that our government would react the way we citizens would when having to scale back from our “want” list to the “need” list. Cuts

  • Letters | April 01, 2013

    Pope Francis, a humble man, has huge challenge ahead

    To the Editor: What irony that the new pope chose the name of a sweet, humble, nonmaterialistic man who certainly would not have spent time hanging around the Vatican. St. Francis grew up in wealth but didn’t’ cherish it. His father locked him in

  • Baseball | April 01, 2013

    DeBord brings veteran bat to lineup

    Kus catcher no 9.phatch

    Blair DeBord waited for the phone call, but it never came. It was June 2009 — the same day of the MLB amateur draft — and DeBord was playing in a high school all-star game at Tointon Family Stadium, just weeks after graduating from Manhattan High. DeBord’s

  • Men's Basketball | April 01, 2013

    Orris leaving K-State

    Freshman guard Michael Orris has elected to transfer from the Kansas State men’s basketball program, head coach Bruce Weber announced Monday. “Michael has decided to leave K-State,” Weber said in a release.  “Over the past week, he and I have had several discussions

  • Triangulate | April 01, 2013

    Our Final Tribute to “Bebe” Lee - Kansas State’s visionary former Athletic Director

    I received a report this morning from Bebe Lee’s daughter Vicki that he died last night March 31st,  peacefully at a hospice facility in Southport, NC.  Vicki said she had spent two hours with him earlier in the evening and had “no

  • Holidays | March 31, 2013

    Annual Lions Club hunt in City Park is a tradition for area kids


    Out of the 2,500 plastic eggs at City Park, Andrick Kelley, 2, found the one for him Saturday morning. It was Andrick’s first Easter egg hunt, but he knew what to do. He strolled over to grab the egg to place in his basket. The only

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 31, 2013

    City Commission candidates’ views are in stark contrast as election looms

    Dave Schafer is a locally known conservative and Gary Stith is a locally known liberal. While they disagree on their preferred outcome of Tuesday’s city election, they are in full agreement that the result will be pivotal in determining how the city will operate

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 31, 2013

    Hogan pans Rights Board

    A City Commission candidate endorsed last week by a group advocating for inclusion of sexual orientation in the city’s human rights ordinance issued a statement Friday distancing himself from some of the group’s aims. Specifically, Daniel Hogan said that if he is elected,

  • Obituaries | March 31, 2013

    Sara Marie Hallowell

    Sara Marie Hallowell, 86, of St. Joseph died Thursday at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

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