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  • Manhattan High School | February 18, 2014

    MHS boys’ bowling takes 2nd

    With more than a week off since their last meet, the Manhattan High bowling teams showed a little rust Monday afternoon at the Shawnee Heights Quadrangular at Gage Bowl. The boys’ team took second while the girls finished in fourth. “It was obvious today that

  • Editorials | February 18, 2014

    Are tremors linked to oil, gas drilling?

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback made the right move this week in appointing a panel to look into whether and to what extent fracking is contributing to the minor earthquakes that have occurred in south-central Kansas. Several earthquakes, minor by California standards, with magnitudes of 3.3 to 3.9,

  • Letters | February 18, 2014

    Brooks was a tough coach who prepared players well

    To the Editor: As a former player for Coach Tim Brooks and the Manhattan High basketball program, I am very disappointed in the series of events that took place. I have never questioned his coaching techniques or methods. Yes, he is tough on his players,

  • Letters | February 18, 2014

    Health department should be of interest to residents

    To the Editor: A news item in the Jan. 27 Mercury announced the first official meeting of the Riley County Board of Health. It will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in the County Commission chambers of the Court House Plaza East Building, 115 N. Fourth St.

  • Letters | February 18, 2014

    KSU teams, players have gotten some great publicity

    To the Editor: I was amused that Jon Ungerer wrote that the friendliness of KSU and Manhattan fans is just not as big a story as thousands of KSU students chanting the “F-bomb” on national TV. He’s right. It’s not. And will probably

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 18, 2014

    K-State adding several minors in grain science

    Kansas State University is now offering bakery science and management, feed science and management and grain handling operations as stand-alone minors through distance education. The stand-alone minors are not only available to current Kansas State University undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students, but also to graduates of

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 18, 2014

    Young alums to be honored

    The Student Alumni Board, a program of the K-State Alumni Association, will honor 2014 Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipients Molly Hamm and Matt Wolters on Feb. 25. The award, which was established in 2012, recognizes two K-State graduates who are younger than 35 and are using the scholarship, leadership

  • Obituaries | February 18, 2014


    Guy Donald Mathews, 101, a longtime Wamego and Manhattan resident, died Sunday at Wamego Health Center in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Aug. 3, 1912, in Beverly. He was the son of George and Edith (LaForce) Mathews. Mr. Mathews served in

  • Obituaries | February 18, 2014


    Lila L. Anderson, 90, of Blue Rapids, died Saturday at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Survivors include her two daughters Rita Brogan of Duncan, Okla., and Julie Popejoy of Blue Rapids; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.  Lila was preceded in death

  • Movies | February 18, 2014

    ‘About Last Night,’ Version 2, sort of ho-hum entertainment


    The new movie “About Last Night” is a re-make of a sanitized version of a David Mamet play. The original movie, also called “About Last Night,” was a 1986 feature starring Rob Lowe (pre-scandal), Demi Moore (pre-surgery), James Belushi (pre-television), and, perhaps surprisingly, Elizabeth Perkins. The

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