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  • Arts & Leisure | February 16, 2014

    ‘God of Carnage,’ African-American trivia night, and more

    TODAY Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Read to a certified therapy dog. The dogs have been trained to listen, and they help children relax while reading. Avid readers welcome also. No sign up required. Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room. The Historic Columbian Theatre presents

  • Local |Fort Riley | February 16, 2014

    New chaplain, chapel bring soldiers of all faiths together

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    FORT RILEY —When services begin at Fort Riley’s new Victory Chapel in March, the post’s first Jewish chaplain in more than 20 years will be one of the officials to conduct them. 1st Lt. David Gingold is one of fewer than a dozen Jewish

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 16, 2014

    Davis discusses direction of state

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis spent time in Manhattan on Saturday for a full day of meet-and-greets and fundraisers. During an interview with The Mercury, Davis, who is from Lawrence, responded to criticism from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community he received this week

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 16, 2014

    Education, budget focus of legislative breakfast

    Education and budgets were the main topics of conversation at Eggs and Issues on Saturday. The event, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, was an opportunity for area residents to ask questions and express concerns to their legislative representatives. About 100 people attended. Representatives Sydney Carlin (

  • February 16, 2014

    14-year-old bowler rivals adults in record books


    Chances are Tyler Gromlovits is a better bowler than you. Tyler shot a 834 in a three-game series Jan. 25, the fourth highest score in Little Apple Lanes’ history. He turned 14 on Valentine’s Day. Tyler, an eighth-grade, straight-A student at Junction City Middle School, said he

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 16, 2014

    Lawmakers weigh in on anti-gay marriage bill

    Area legislators spoke about their feelings on the religious freedom bill that gave Kansas national attention this week. The bill (HB2453), introduced by Rep. Charles Macheers, R-Shawnee, was designed to allow individuals, groups and businesses to refuse to recognize or provide services to same-sex couples

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 16, 2014

    Murder suspects held on $1 million bond

    JUNCTION CITY —Three suspects arrested last week in connection with the death of a Junction City woman are each confined on a $1 million bond. Larry Anderson, 25, Manhattan; Drexel Woody, 23, Fort Riley; and Marryssa Middleton, 22, Colorado, are confined in the Geary County Jail. The three were

  • Off The Beat | February 16, 2014

    Life, one Lego brick at a time


    As of this writing, I’ve yet to see “The Lego Movie,” and that’s not because it doesn’t interest me. It interests me greatly… I just haven’t had the time to see it, but I assure you I will. Why? Because I’

  • Women's Basketball | February 16, 2014

    K-State women rally to beat Red Raiders, 60-54

    It took Texas Tech’s coach nearly 45 minutes to find her way to the postgame media room Saturday afternoon. (Kansas State’s Bri Craig shoots a 3-pointer against Texas Tech on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. Craig had seven points in the Wildcats’ 60-54 victory). Once

  • Books | February 16, 2014

    Armchair traveler can escape winter through books


    Suffering from cabin fever?  Losing your fight with this winter’s weary dismals?  It’s a perfect time to dream of exotic destinations and distant adventures and to imagine the trip of a lifetime.  Armchair travelers and bucket list makers are invited

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