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  • Local |Education | May 07, 2013

    Reece gives winnings to Wamego student

    A Wamego High School senior is the beneficiary of Robert Reece being named Kansas County Official of the Year for 2012. BreShawna Briggs was presented a $1,000 check Monday during the regular meeting of the Pottawatomie County Commission. The award was presented by Reece, county administrator and

  • Local |Education | May 07, 2013

    Wamego Teacher of the Year wins new car

    Angie McCune, a Wamego teacher who lives in Manhattan, was the lucky winner of a new car Monday evening. Nine educators from Topeka and the surrounding area gathered at Capital City Nissan. Each was given a small envelope containing a key. One by one, they

  • Obituaries | May 07, 2013

    Anne Butler

    Anne S. Butler, 64, died Friday at her home in Frankfort, Ky.

  • Obituaries | May 07, 2013

    Shella Surowski

    Shella Sue (Cooper) Surowski, 63, of Manhattan died Sunday at her family’s home.

  • Obituaries | May 07, 2013

    Sara Barrett

    Sara Lorene Barrett, 27, of Manhattan died Friday from self inflicted wounds at her home in Manhattan.

  • Editorials | May 07, 2013

    A Kaw chief on the pedestal?

    There might finally be something atop the pedestal in the roundabout at Bluemont Avenue and Fourth Street this fall if the Manhattan City Commission is sufficiently impressed with the recommendation of the Arts and Humanities Advisory Board. From more than 30 entries, the board has recommended

  • Obituaries | May 07, 2013

    Virginia Honstead

    Virginia Keim Honstead, 96, of Manhattan died Monday at the Meadowlark Hills-Bramlage House.

  • Columns | May 07, 2013

    Facts enrich gun discussions

    There has been a lot of discussion, including in The Mercury, about the issue of gun control. Much of it has been emotional rather than factual. Those against guns in general argue guns’ destructive power and how unsafe they feel in their presence. Those in

  • Movies | May 07, 2013

    ‘Iron Man 3’ may be an improvement in the product


    Here are some claims veteran screen-writer Shane Black can make for the second movie he has directed: “Iron Man 3” has made lots of money. “Iron Man 3” has sold lots of tickets. And “Iron Man 3” is a better movie than the first two films in the

  • Manhattan High School | May 07, 2013

    MHS tennis qualifies five for state tournament

    With weather postponing play at the Class 6A tennis regional in Wichita originally scheduled for last Friday, players from each of the eight participating schools had an extra weekend to prepare for postseason tennis. The wait was worth it, as the Manhattan High boys’ tennis

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