Thursday, September 3, 2015


  • Letters | June 02, 2013

    Paper’s view of Boy Scouts’ move is also a step forward

    To the Editor, The Flint Hills Human Rights Project Board of Directors was pleased to read the Mercury’s editorial on May 28 that lauded the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to allow gay boys to join the organization.

  • Letters | June 02, 2013

    United States needs more statesmen like Bob Dole

    To the Editor: What happened to the Bob Doles of the political world? Mr. Dole’s interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News last Sunday paints a sad picture of the current status of the Republican Party and of the federal government in general.

  • Columns | June 02, 2013

    Obama’s leadership style is hurting him

    One thing I learned from writing a book on modern presidents and the Pentagon is that the critical variable in their relationship is the president’s leadership style. Some presidents, like Jimmy Carter, were micro-managers.  Others, like Bill Clinton and John Kennedy, held seminars

  • Columns | June 02, 2013

    Back in the old days


    As Memorial Day weekend activities fade into…memory…it just so happens that a good friend found some old newspaper clippings used 63 years ago as backings for quilt squares. The newspaper squares happened to be from farm-related classified ads pertaining to the Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

  • June 02, 2013

    1900s player inspires attempt at largest baseball

    “These are the saddest of possible words: Tinker to Evers to Chance. Trio of bear cubs and fleeter than birds: Tinker and Evers and Chance.” These famous words come from a poem about baseball. The poem was written from the standpoint of a rival team,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 02, 2013

    Bluemont closed, bomb squad called in for suspicious package

    Officials shut down a major Manhattan street and called in a bomb squad on Friday after finding a suspicious package they thought might be a pipe bomb. A caller notified police of the package, a 2-foot white PVC pipe with the ends covered in duct

  • Baseball | June 02, 2013

    Kivett hits two HRs in Friday’s 20-11 win


    Kansas State infielder Ross Kivett picked a good night to show the nation that he can hit a home run or two in the Wildcats’ 20-11 beat-down of Wichita State Friday night in the opening round of the NCAA regional held at Tointon Family Stadium.

  • Baseball | June 02, 2013

    King powers Cats past Bryant, 7-1


    Jared King’s first hit was a big one. One inning after making a highlight catch in centerfield to preserve a tie game, King delivered Kansas State’s biggest hit of the night on Saturday. The junior launched a two-run double to right-center field to

  • General Activities | June 02, 2013

    Juniors start season slow

    The Manhattan Manko junior 17ers opened their season this weekend with mixed results in the 21st annual Tournament of Champions, held at Norvell Field. The 17ers began the tournament in dominating fashion Friday afternoon with a 16-2 thrashing of the Salina Hawks. Manhattan fell in

  • General Activities | June 02, 2013

    Senior 17ers go 3-1 in tournament pool play

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    The American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers managed a 3-1 record in pool play at the 21st annual Tournament of Champions at the Eisenhower Baseball Complex Friday and Saturday. They enter today’s bracket portion of the tournament as the No. 4 seed, earning a rematch

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