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  • Local |Government & Politics | March 27, 2014

    Fehr: NBAF, airport expansion set to move ahead as planned

    The Riley County Commission heard from Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr about updates on on construction projects — including the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) and Manhattan Regional Airport. Fehr told the commission a recent trip to Washington, D.C., bolstered confidence NBAF construction

  • Manhattan High School | March 27, 2014

    MHS track team begins season today in Topeka


    Manhattan High head track and field coach Jesse Woodard is a busy man these days. He has more than 175 kids out for track and has been confined to indoor practices much of the spring season thus far, limiting how much his team can actually work

  • Manhattan High School | March 27, 2014

    MHS soccer opens season vs. Topeka

    Emma samenus.phatch

    Coming off an appearance at state last season, Manhattan girls’ soccer coach Mike Sanchez has set the team’s goals just as high this year. With six seniors returning from last year’s team and plenty of young talent, the Indians are looking to improve

  • Editorials | March 27, 2014

    Civilian courts fine for most terrorists

    As cases involving terrorists go, the trial of Sulaiman Abu Graith just blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood came and went before most people were even aware of it. Who knows, perhaps the public was following the search of the missing Malaysian

  • Letters | March 27, 2014

    Story sensationalized ‘civil’ Law Board exchange

    To the Editor: The Riley County Law Board had its March meeting on the 24th, and, as usual, there was media coverage. The Mercury’s story appeared the next day. Having been at the meeting, I found the Mercury’s lengthy story to be far

  • Letters | March 27, 2014

    Please return missing coat to McCain’s Lost and Found

    To the Editor: To whomever took my black, three-fourths length coat from Nichols Theatre — middle section, front row — on Saturday, March 8: I hope you’ll return it to McCain Auditorium’s Lost and Found. No questions asked.

  • Arts & Leisure | March 27, 2014

    Symphony to explore music of Old West

    TOPEKA — The Topeka Symphony will present music inspired by “The Old West” on Saturday in White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus.   The 7:30 p.m. program will be led by the Topeka Symphony’s conductor, Kyle Wiley Pickett.  Saturday’s concert will

  • Arts & Leisure | March 27, 2014

    Quartet to appear in Topeka jazz series

    TOPEKA — The next concert in Topeka Jazz Workshop Inc.’s 45th season will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Downtown Ramada’s Regency Ballroom, 420 SE 6th, Topeka, and will feature the Rebecca Kilgore Quartet.   Vocalist Kilgore hails from Portland, Ore., and is considered

  • Obituaries | March 27, 2014


    Thomas Jay McIntyre, 66, of Manhattan, died Tuesday at Mercy Regional Health Center. He was retired from the U.S. Army and as a police officer for KSU. The family provided some of the following information. Thomas was born in Hoopston, Ill., on Dec. 4, 1947, the son

  • Obituaries | March 27, 2014


    Ila M. Thomas, 87, of Blue Rapids, died Tuesday at Blue Valley Senior Living. Survivors include her husband, Orville; three daughters, Sheryll Michael of Kansas City, Mo., Darlene Haller and husband, Melvin, of Randolph, and Joyce Fleming and husband, Larry, of St. George; a sister, Marjorie

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