Wednesday, November 25, 2015


  • Movies | July 23, 2013

    ‘R.I.P.D.’ is fun, funny and exhilarating

    “R.I.P.D.” is a terrific movie. It has a smaller scale than some of the big-budget action pictures we’ve been seeing—smaller than a “Transformers” or an “Iron Man” or a “Lone Ranger.” But it does have impressive special effects and it

  • Letters | July 23, 2013

    City auditorium is being renovated, not destroyed

    To the Editor: Please attend the Peace Memorial Auditorium renova-tion information session at 7 pm this Thursday at City Hall.

  • Letters | July 23, 2013

    Manhattan Municipal Band grateful for all the support

    To the Editor: To the supporters of the 93rd Manhattan Municipal Band —thank you.

  • Letters | July 23, 2013

    Mercury performs valuable services to the community

    To the Editor: With much of America in gridlock, everyone carrying guns, wages stagnant for some time now and one out of five children going to bed hungry every night, it is difficult to know what is needed to turn around the runaway train.

  • Local |Education | July 23, 2013

    USD 383 to discuss mill levy

    The USD 383 school board will discuss its mill levy options for the first time during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. USD 383 will need at least $804,795 in additional funds to pay for already approved staffing additions and make up

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | July 23, 2013

    Flat economic development funds seen

    The county’s contribution to the Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) will remain the same for 2014, despite a request for an increase of almost $23,000. Bob Cole, PCEDC director, asked Pott County Commissioners Monday for an increase in their annual contribution from $180,000 to $202,863. The increase

  • Local |Business | July 23, 2013

    Schmidt: Shoe buyers receiving refunds

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced on Monday that more than 4,000 Kansas consumes who filed claims against Skechers USA Inc.-brand toning shoes will receive refund checks totaling more than $295,000 as the result of a legal settlement. The settlement resolved allegations that Skechers made unsupported

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 23, 2013

    Pott County to host open house of new jail in August

    An open house for the newly completed Pottawatomie County Justice Center at Westmoreland will be held Saturday, August 10. Pottawatomie County Commissioners settled on the open house date during their regular meeting Monday, after conferring with Tricia Fruendt of SMH Consultants, the county’s construction liaison.

  • Obituaries | July 23, 2013

    Raymond Andres

    Raymond Louis Andres, 89, of Manhattan died Monday, July 22. A full obituary and service information will follow. Services are under the direction of Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation, 1317 Poyntz Ave.

  • General Activities | July 23, 2013

    Manhattan routs Atchison in Zone opener

    In a season filled with games against select teams that recruit their areas best talent, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers are back to strictly playing legion ball. The early returns are encouraging. Manhattan won its zone opener easily, defeating Atchison 19-9 in a

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