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  • Editorials | July 08, 2013

    Does Europe want a trade deal?

    When overly righteous European leaders are finished posturing about America’s spying, perhaps they’ll give some thought to the free trade negotiations between Europe and the United States. And if they’re not all that interested in a deal, they ought to just come

  • Columns | July 08, 2013

    Why don’t our leaders do more?

    The Sunday Mercury editorial weighed my tasks of public service, private employment and personal life. I will not engage in a public discourse on the latter, two but we can talk one on one if you wish. In short, I challenge your readers to consider

  • Obituaries | July 08, 2013

    James Radina

    James Henry Radina, 73, of Amarillo, Texas, died Friday at home in Amarillo, Texas.

  • General Activities | July 08, 2013

    Senior 17ers cap weekend with 5-0 loss

    After winning their first two games of the weekend, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers looked to be in good position in the Great Plains Shootout. But the 17ers lost their last three games, including a 5-0 loss to the Midwest BlackSox on Saturday

  • Movies | July 08, 2013

    Heed a couple of warnings about ‘The Lone Ranger’


    Only the hard-hearted could dismiss the attractions of the new film “The Lone Ranger.” It had SO much money spent on it and it runs SO long and it is SO good-humored that watching most of it is sort of fun. I got a couple

  • Local | July 08, 2013

    County reduces number of buildings seeking gun law exemption

    The Riley County Commission has decided to reduce the number of buildings it will exempt from the state’s new concealed gun law from 44 to 10. Monday’s decision followed discussions between county counselor Clancy Holeman and department heads concerning which buildings were most in need

  • Local |Traffic | July 08, 2013

    Traffic lane closures through July on U.S. 24

    Eastbound and westbound Highway 24 from the Manhattan Mall entrance to Excel Road (Riley/Pottawatomie Counties) will be reduced to one lane in each direction for resurfacing beginning on Monday, July 8 during the overnight hours of 7 pm to 7 am daily, Monday-Friday, through late July 2013, weather permitting.

  • Baseball | July 08, 2013

    Kivett, Conlon return to lead Wildcats


    It wasn’t a simple decision, but Ross Kivett just had too much left to accomplish at Kansas State. Yes, the Wildcats second baseman was the Big 12 Player of the Year, and he helped lead the team to its first Big 12 title, first regional host

  • Local | July 07, 2013

    Family members angry about upkeep of loved ones’ graves at local cemetery


    A local cemetery has come under fire recently by the family members of those buried there who say they are frustrated with what they see as poor upkeep and the deterioration of a once-gorgeous place. But the owner, a local landlord, says he is doing

  • Local | July 07, 2013

    Miss Kansas shows how she earned the nickname ‘Annie Oakley’


    Lying prone on a table as she took aim with her rifle, Theresa Vail was the only woman in a row of men firing long-range weapons at the Fancy Creek Shooting Range Saturday morning. But under her encouragement as Miss Kansas, Vail would like that

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