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  • Books | August 11, 2013

    Listening to the voices of the Kansas pioneers

    With the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in May, 1854, the two territories were open for American settlement. Each was to choose by popular vote whether it would be slave or free.  Congress assumed that Nebraska, being next to free Iowa would be free, and

  • Editorials | August 11, 2013

    Little lost by canceling summit

    We’re not overly concerned that President Barack Obama has canceled his summit meeting next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It isn’t that there isn’t much to talk about. There’s plenty. Rather, it’s that summits ought to be occasions when

  • Letters | August 11, 2013

    Kansas should invest more in infrastructure

    To the Editor: A recent article in USA Today (Monday, July 29) noted a national problem with bridges and highways that need extensive repair or replace-ment.

  • Letters | August 11, 2013

    Volunteers on civic boards deserve our appreciation

    To the Editor: I am writing to clarify some points made in a front-page article in the Wednesday, August 7, Mercury regarding the rezoning of the lots at 1021 and 1027 Thurston St.

  • Gardening | August 11, 2013

    A chance to gain garden skills with Master class


    Do you like people and plants? You should say yes! Then being a Master Gardener is for you. You get to talk to people about plants. That is a Master Gardener in a nutshell. The fall class will begin Friday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4

  • August 11, 2013

    A look inside Eagle Communications

    Welcome to the company.  Let’s meet the owner.  But if you’re expecting to walk into one big office with a fancy desk and chair, think again.  This is a company where every one of the certified employees is also an

  • Local |Business | August 11, 2013

    Local inventor chosen as a national finalist

    A Manhattan inventor and entrepreneur has been chosen as a finalist in a national competition for a project that would supply Greensburg, with a solar-powered LED sign to promote the city’s green initiatives. Mark Moser is the man behind the Konza Portable Solar Tracker,

  • Local |Business | August 11, 2013

    Arizona church partners with MCC

    Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) has partnered with Manhattan Christian College to launch an accredited learning experience this week that will enable college students to gain valuable inside training from one of the fastest-growing churches in the U.S. with on-the-job experience, leadership

  • Local |Business | August 11, 2013

    Westar see high profits from higher rates

    Westar Energy, Inc. announced earnings of $67 million, or $0.53 per share, for the second quarter 2013 compared with earnings of $61 million, or $0.48 per share, for the second quarter 2012. Earnings for the six months ended June 30 were $118 million, or $0.93 per share, compared with $89 million, or $0.70 per share, for

  • Local |Business | August 11, 2013

    Pawnee receives $1,500 in funding

    The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has awarded Pawnee Mental Health Services $1,500 to purchase self-regulation curriculum to be used with children and adolescents diagnosed with serious emotional disturbances (SED). The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the company that operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and

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