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  • Editorials | June 09, 2013

    Does public care about higher ed cuts?

    The Kansas Board of Regents has plenty of reason to be disappointed and even angry at Kansas lawmakers who approved budget cuts exceeding 5 percent for the universities under the Regents’ purview. The cuts will, as members assert, hurt the education of thousands of present and

  • Columns | June 09, 2013

    Why punish university students?

    Editor’s note: This letter was sent to Gov. Sam Brownback and posted on Facebook. I have been teaching for 23 years in the School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. I have two degrees from K-State; I was an undergrad there when you were

  • Columns | June 09, 2013

    Vote ‘Yes’ on Riley bond issue

    Raydon Robel was correct in his June 2 column when he stated, “Those of us associated with Riley County schools have always thought we were a place of quality,” and that “… students deserve better.” As a teacher, alum and middle school parent, I’ve always believed

  • Letters | June 09, 2013

    KSU, Manhattan, basketball were wonderful experiences

    To the Editor: Thank you, Manhattan Mer-cury, for all the love and support you have shown me, my family and the Kansas State basketball team during my four years at Kansas State University.

  • Letters | June 09, 2013

    Mercury has stirred many pleasant memories

    To the Editor: My memories have been pleasantly aroused, thanks to the Mercury. I have been blessed to live to a ripe old age of 86 and have an exceptionally sharp mind. It keeps my life interest-ing, filled with accomplishments and involvement with people.

  • Columns | June 09, 2013

    China-U.S. relationship is complicated

    As frustrating as China can be, we need it. It has become a giant not only in Asia, but around the world. In considering the role China plays, we should look at its behavior from two perspectives. First, the downside. China is quickly becoming a

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Local organization names new director

    Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity has named Roxann Janes as executive director. Janes is an experienced transactional attorney from Nashville, Tenn., with significant years spent working extensively with nonprofit organizations both domestically and internationally. In addition, she comes from a family steeped in real estate

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Waters True Value donates to Red Cross

    Waters True Value has donated $4,000 to the Oklahoma City Red Cross. The effort to contribute to the disaster relief efforts came after an Enhanced Fugita Scale 5, the largest on the scale, tornado left a 17-mile path of destruction and damaged 4,000 homes and businesses in the

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Pawnee adds 2 certified instructors

    Pawnee Mental Health Services announces the certification of Shelli Schottler, LMSW and Brett Bruning, MFT as certified Mental Health First Aid instructors. They attended a 40 hour training which qualified them to teach the 12-hour course that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Briggs supports local nonprofit

    Briggs Auto donated $500 to The I.C.A.R.E. Center Organization for the Meet, Greet, & Serve Innovative Intergenerational Program” in Manhattan. The donation will be used for intergenerational activities with the USD 383 school district and senior care facilities in Manhattan. The mission of

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