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  • Local | September 10, 2013

    Topeka announces flights to Chicago

    Manhattan Regional Airport director Peter Van Kuren said Tuesday he is not worried about United Airlines’ announcement that it will begin offering a flight to Chicago from Topeka’s Forbes Field. Van Kuren said the Topeka flight, which begins in January, shouldn’t impact Manhattan’

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 10, 2013

    New ATA bus facility opens

    Several dozen people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new ATA Bus facility near the county shops north of the city on Marlatt Avenue Monday afternoon. City and county commissioners attended the event, along with several politicians and representatives from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 10, 2013

    Wastewater inspections planned in Pottawatomie County

    Sanitarian Scott Schwinn plans to begin an aggressive inspection program this fall of wastewater treatment lagoons in Pottawatomie County. “We’re having lots of issues with lagoons with trees and high weeds in them,” Schwinn told Pott County commissioners Monday. Due to the variety of

  • Letters | September 10, 2013

    What if U.S. dropped food and toys instead of bombs?

    To the Editor: It is now almost 2:30 am; I have been thinking for the past hour about Syria and our US reaction to it. Yesterday, our Bible study group put aside our Bibles to discuss what positive things we as individuals could do to counter

  • Editorials | September 10, 2013

    Syria softens its defiance

    Perhaps casual remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry got the ball rolling. Perhaps the real impetus came from President Barack Obama’s threat of missile strikes on Syria. Whatever the cause, it suddenly seems more possible that the strikes can be averted. That would

  • Letters | September 10, 2013

    USDA puts meat industry ahead of U.S. consumers

    To the Editor: According to the lead story in yesterday’s Washington Post, the meat inspection program that the US Department of Agriculture plans to roll out in meat and poultry plants nationwide has repeatedly failed to stop production of contaminated meat. The program allows

  • Letters | September 10, 2013

    Anyone can criticize; does Herspring have suggestions?

    To the Editor: We should all ignore Dale Herspring’s September 1 and September 8 Mercury columns about the Obama administration’s response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria because both columns are wholly negative, filled only with criticisms and fault findings and totally devoid

  • Obituaries | September 10, 2013

    Lloyd DeVere Peery

    Lloyd DeVere Peery died on Tuesday, September 3, at his home.

  • Obituaries | September 10, 2013

    Ruby A. Weik

    Ruby Weik, 95, of Manhattan, died Monday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | September 10, 2013

    Clarence Jones

    Clarence Joseph “CJ” Jones, 85, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Stoneybrook Retirement Community.

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