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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 29, 2013

    Medical distress call mistaken for chemical suicide

    A medical distress call made by a diabetic man in Riley was mistaken for a possible chemical suicide attempt when emergency responders arrived on the scene late Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said Riley County dispatch received a call at about 11 p.m. Sunday from a

  • Obituaries | April 29, 2013

    Bonnie Hollowell

    Bonnie J. (Ayars) Hollowell, 82, died in her home in Lady Lake, Fla., on Friday.

  • Editorials | April 29, 2013

    Is Obama’s red line dotted?

    One can understand President Barack Obama’s reluctance to escalate U.S. involvement in Syria in the absence of clear evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons. Maybe President Assad crossed President Obama’s “red line,” and maybe he didn’t. After

  • Columns | April 29, 2013

    The politics of Regents’ funding

    Gov. Sam Brownback has plans to visit all the Kansas Board of Regents universities. At every university, he reminds them that he proposed level funding, while the Kansas Legislature wants to cut them by either 2 percent in the Kansas Senate or 4 percent in the Kansas

  • Baseball | April 29, 2013

    TCU wins Sunday, but Cats take series

    Diving catch 2bld play @2nd.phatch

    The offense that put the Kansas State baseball team first in the nation in batting average was stifled by TCU Sunday afternoon in Tointon Family Stadium. The Horned Frogs defeated K-State 5-2, in the series finale, though the Wildcats took the first two games of

  • Manhattan High School | April 29, 2013

    MHS tennis finishes third

    Last week’s trip to the Topeka High Invitational gave the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team a good chance to see some of the competition they’ll face in the coming weeks. Between today’s Centennial League tennis meet and the weekend trip to regionals,

  • Arts, Leisure | April 29, 2013

    Life is a ‘Cabaret’ for Manhattan Arts Center troupe


    Manhattan Arts Center Theatre ends its 2012-2013 season this week with a bang and a sizzle—the final four shows (May 2-5) in the MAC’s Grosh Performance Hall run of the 1966 hit Broadway musical, Cabaret. You probably don’t want to miss this one:

  • Arts, Leisure | April 29, 2013

    Just about everything goes well in K-State production


    I’m sad to see this academic year’s theater season come to a close. But this noteworthy stretch of fine productions must stop for the summer. The last compelling item on the list of campus theater productions is The Heiress, and the last performances

  • April 28, 2013

    Nails, hair and spray tans: What it takes for girls to get ready


    Saturday shifts at the Mercury can be fun because it brings the opportunity to step outside the realm of what a reporter typically covers. Well, this Saturday brought prom for juniors and seniors at Manhattan High School. The festivities were set to begin at 9 p.

  • Local |Agriculture | April 28, 2013

    Weather affecting crops, livestock

    Abrupt rises and falls in temperature and precipitation don’t just wear on people; they also take a toll on crops and livestock. The state of Kansas has had some bizarre weather this spring including the mini-snow storm Manhattan saw earlier this week and the

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