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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 01, 2013

    Alma woman gets two years probation

    An Alma woman has been sentenced to two years federal probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for mortgage fraud U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Linda Kay Miller, 51, of Alma, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud. In her plea, she admitted fraudulently

  • Movies | April 01, 2013

    How did this one-man movie machine fail his audience?

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    I’ve been to see a lot of Tyler Perry’s baggy pants comedies and race-specific melodramas. But before I saw his latest, “Temptation,” I’d never known his audience to dismiss one of his movie stories before. Last Saturday night, the first weekend the

  • Neighbors | April 01, 2013

    Dad’s influence evident in her professional focus

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    Like father, like daughter. Stephanie Pierce’s dad went to K-State, so she did as well. He graduated from the business school, and she followed in his footsteps. He’s a business owner, so naturally Pierce became one, too. Purple Swirl Frozen Yogurt, owned by

  • Manhattan High School | April 01, 2013

    MHS golfers loaded with young talent

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    When the Manhattan High boys’ golf team takes to the course today to start its season, it will have what many teams envy — young talent. In addition to one senior, last year’s Manhattan High boys’ golf team featured three freshmen and two sophomores. What

  • Manhattan High School | April 01, 2013

    MHS softball splits with Topeka

    The Manhattan High softball team opened the 2013 season with a split at Topeka High on Friday, winning the first game 8-7 in eight innings and losing the second 6-5 in a pair of back-and-forth games. The Trojans were one of the top teams in the

  • Manhattan High School | April 01, 2013

    MHS tennis takes 3rd at doubles tournament

    Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Chuck Kipp is still figuring out which of his varsity players will make the best doubles teams. Saturday’s doubles-only tournament in Salina provided him the chance to see several different combinations in action. The Indians sent four doubles pairs

  • 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

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    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


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