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  • MHS student calls for end to mock crashes, calling them ‘insensitive’

    A Manhattan High School student expressed concerns at the USD 383 school board meeting Wednesday about a mock car crash the school held in March meant to demonstrate the dangers of drunken driving and texting while driving. Junior Haley Heaton said .

  • Cuts to state grants threaten local after-school programs

    School board members on Wednesday learned of state cuts to 21st Century Community Learning Center grants for after-school programs at Bergman, Northview and Ogden elementaries for the 2014-15 school year. The grants for the programs at Bergman and Ogden would .

  • Commission meets with legislators

    Riley County commissioners, staff and state legislators shared breakfast Thursday morning in the commission chambers to discuss a wide range of matters concerning their constituents. The breakfast was organized by county counselor Clancy Holeman and hosted Sen. Tom Hawk along .

  • Eldredge to perform at concert on Fort Riley

    Country music star Brett Eldredge will perform a free concert, open to the public, at 8 p.m. June 9 on Fort Riley’s Custer Hill. The concert is part of a military appreciation event at Fort Riley sponsored by PlayStation and .

  • MHS lands 13 on all-league baseball team

    Manhattan High coach Don Hess earned honors as Coach of the Year and junior pitcher Jesse Steinbring was picked as Pitcher of the Year by Centennial League baseball members on Tuesday. The Indians put a total of 13 players in the .

  • EPA moves in right direction

    Given that President Obama talks about issues more effectively than he fights for them, it’s far too early to predict much in the way of follow through on the Environmental Protection Agency’s ‘s proposals to reduce carbon emissions. .

  • Credit Wamego High School for sponsoring Honor Flights

    To the Editor: I applaud the Mercury for covering the Honor Flight from Wamego and the faculty of Wamego High School for the organization of the veterans’ flight to Washington, D.C., on May 28, I, too, have been privileged to .

  • Newest Beach museum exhibit a treat for the senses

    The newest exhibition at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will show how art appeals to more than the eyes. “Igniting the Senses: Selections from the Permanent Collection” explores the science of multimodal sensory perception — the .

  • Project looks at how actors ‘de-role’ from intense parts

    Actors and actresses have learned many methods of becoming their characters, but how do they leave their character - or de-role - when the role is over? “I asked myself that question,” said Daijah Porchia, a Kansas State University freshman .

  • Student finds studying abroad an award-winning experience

    With Copenhagen as his home and Europe as his classroom, James Ross DeVault, a fourth-year Master of Landscape Architecture student in Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, found studying abroad to be an award-winning .

  • JAMES DEES

    James L. Dees, 77, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Thorne Care Center, Hutchinson. He was born Nov. 1, 1936, in Milo, Mo., to Charlie R. and Rosie (Foreman) Dees. James lived in Manhattan, McPherson and Hutchinson. He received his Associates in Art in 2012 from .

  • LILA JONES

    Lila J. Jones, 81, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born on Oct. 22, 1932, in Minneapolis, Kan. Memorial service information and a complete obituary are pending and will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 .





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