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  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | July 10, 2013

    Commissioners agree: Streets need work


    City commissioners agreed Tuesday that the declining state of streets is a problem that will need to be dealt with in the next 10 years. Director of public works Dale Houdeshell told commissioners that a majority of the city’s local, collector and arterial streets are

  • Letters | July 10, 2013

    Mercury erred in running ‘anti-university screed’

    To the Editor: The Mercury should be ashamed of itself for reprinting obvious junk journalism like the editorial from the Livingston County, Mich., Daily Press and Argus on Monday, July 8.

  • Letters | July 10, 2013

    Many contributed to success of Solar Kiwanis fundraiser

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan thanks all of those who shared pancakes, sausage and eggs with us the morning of July 4 at Pottorf Hall. In an era of fiscal constraints at all levels of government, more is expected of civic groups

  • Neighbors |Arts, Leisure | July 10, 2013

    Local country singer, a Manhattan native, looks to make it big

    Stewart ray.phatch

    Alternative country music singer Stewart Ray has come a long way in country music since he started sneaking into bars at the age of 14 to sing on open mic nights. Ray was born in Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School in 2011. While he still

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 10, 2013

    7th-annual pink rodeo to benefit cancer research center

    The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association wants you to be tough enough to wear pink. The association will have its seventh annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo Friday, July 26, to raise awareness of breast cancer and other cancers and support Kansas State University’s Johnson

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 10, 2013

    K-State study on role of protein in bacteria could improve antibiotics

    A Kansas State University-led study has discovered the role of a protein in bacteria that cause a wide variety of diseases, including typhoid fever, plague, meningitis and dysentery. The results may lead to new and improved antibiotics for humans and animals. Phillip E. Klebba, professor

  • Obituaries | July 10, 2013

    Milada Silva

    Milada C. Silva, 92, a longtime resident of Alma died Monday at the Alma Manor.

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | July 10, 2013

    City to hold public meeting on interchange improvements

    The city of Manhattan and Alfred Benesch and Company will host an open house to educate citizens and gather input regarding potential improvements at the K-18 and K-113 interchange. The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 17 at the Sunset Zoo, 2233 Oak

  • Editorials | July 10, 2013

    It does no harm, and little good, to ask

    Members of the Kansas Board of Education on Tuesday engaged in their almost annual ritual of agreeing to ask Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature for more money for public schools than they have the remotest chance of getting. Trouble is, this request is

  • Volleyball | July 10, 2013

    Cats fall to Czech Republic at Games

    KAZAN, Russia — Following a sweep by Poland on Monday in the first match of the World University Games for Team USA, the team responded with a strong defensive performance at the net and almost took down the Czech Republic in the second set on Tuesday.

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