• Monroe’s attorney: Plea bargain imminent

    WESTMORELAND — A plea agreement is likely between prosecutors and Dustin Monroe, the Wamego man involved in a December shooting incident at the Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan, his lawyer said. On Friday in Pottawatomie County District Court, Monroe, 33, waived .

  • Looser gun laws won’t make us safer

    Once there was reason to believe that Americans collectively would come to our senses about guns and gun violence. If nothing else, maybe the shock of mass murders would jolt us into productive actions. Such tragedies have made household words .

  • Internet, transit top priorities at meeting

    If the state and federal government ran more like Thursday night’s joint Flint Hills Regional Council and Flint Hills Frontiers workshop, it’s safe to assume our representatives would be talking about solutions more than problems. That was the .

  • ‘Transcendence’ not engaging enough to hold one’s attention Christopher.conner1

    What happens when the development of Artificial Intelligence is given a jump start by uploading a conscious mind? That’s the question explored in Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, “Transcendence.” Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is a top Artificial Intelligence .

  • An evening conversation: no joke Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    At first it seemed like maybe KDOT was a having a laugh. That’s the Kansas Department of Transportation, in case you’re visiting from another country. Bulgaria, maybe, or Mississippi. Anyhow, you know those temporary highway warning signs that .

  • Thomson signs with Cloud County B1.3113.rileywbk.phatch

    Some things are just a natural fit. Riley County guard Katelyn Thomson’s official signing to join the Cloud County women’s basketball team may just be one of those things. In Thomson the Thunderbirds will get a versatile backcourt .

  • Two Manhattan swimmers sign

    Two of Manhattan High’s top girls’ swimmers made their college decisions official at signing ceremonies in the last week. Alana Bucholtz chose to swim at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, while Amanda Buckwalter signed her letter of intent .

  • MHS tennis wins Salina tournament

    Playing at full strength in an eight-team tournament in Salina, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team put together a solid performance from start to finish, winning the tournament in the process. The Indians finished well ahead of the competition, scoring 59 .

  • Highway crash underscores need for median barriers

    To the Editor: The recent horrific head-on crash on Interstate 5 in northern California involving the FedEx truck and the bus reminds us what can happen when a vehicle crosses the median at highway speeds. That day, 10 poor souls lost their .

  • Our own borders should matter more than Ukraine’s

    To the Editor: I find it both amazing and hypocritical that our politicians in Washington, D.C., exhibit such concern about the borders of Ukraine and absolutely none about our own U.S. borders. Hispanics have became the majority population .

  • Supreme Court ruling calls to mind Orwell novel

    To the Editor: The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling which equates money with free speech is a chilling reminder of George Orwell’s 1945 fable, “Animal Farm.” Its theme is that “All animals are created equal, except that some animals .

  • Ridicule isn’t as much fun when you’re the target

    To the Editor: In its coverage of the March 17 Law Board meeting, the Mercury reported that at the mention of my name, “three-fourths of those present snickered.” Rusty Wilson, it was reported, felt he was singled out for rebuke (a .





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