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  • A bad idea, a mysterious group

    First things first. The idea of making the head of the Riley County Police Department an elected rather than an appointed position ought to be quashed quickly. One of the present arrangement’s strengths is that the post is not .

  • Fake Patty’s Day a winner, thanks to countless people

    To the Editor: Another Fake Patty’s Day celebration has come and gone. As I read in the Mercury, it appears that the Riley County Police Department handled about the same load as always. The Emergency Medical Service was maybe .

  • Sherow an honorable man who would serve us well

    To the Editor: It used to be a thrill when a friend announced that he was seeking election to our U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. In those days, intelligence and diplomacy were admired in those who had the .

  • Shrine Circus has brought joy, laughter to thousands

    To the Editor: Only in Kansas… A drunken driver who hit and killed multiple people was sentenced to probation and rehabilitation. Shortly there-after, a Kansas judge sentenced a man who killed his own cat to two years in prison. Have .

  • ‘Red Rising’ lives up to hype

    “Red Rising” is hyped as a “must read “science fiction book with a great plot, well developed characters, fast-paced action and an underdog, Darrow, who is trying to overcome his oppressors. This first book in a trilogy meets its expectations .

  • Book provides rich history on prominent diseases

    Charles H. Calisher has compiled an incredible collection that provides a history of research in virology and other fields related to epidemiology. While the stories about how scientists have discovered knowledge of the molecular structure of viruses, the development of .

  • Kansas Sampler fest to offer best parts of rural culture

    “Can I have a sample of that one?” It sounds like something I would say at the ice cream store, bad grammar and all. We’ll learn about a special event where people can get a sample —  a sample .

  • Manhattan High School recognized for international exchange program

    Last week, Manhattan High School was commended by Secretary of State John Kerry for hosting exchange students sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Kerry issued the commendation to schools across the country that support public diplomacy through the .

  • Manhattan students make KU honor roll

    LAWRENCE — Approximately 4,620 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2013 semester. This list is continued from last Sunday’s edition of The Mercury. Area honorees are as follows: Julia Yang, of Manhattan. She is .

  • Senior receives K-State scholarship

    Emily Kelley, a senior at Manhattan High School, was awarded Kansas State University’s Putnam Scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 28 at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award. During K-State’s annual Scholarship .

  • Two Hilton mangers receive awards

    Two managers at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan have won substantial awards from their company. Brad Everett and Kevin Fitzgerald both won the awards at a meeting of Kinseth Hospitality on Feb. 24. Everett won the award for general manager .

  • EMS promotes crew member

    Alex Protzman, paramedic, Level TO1, was recently promoted to major of training and education for Riley County EMS and Pottawatomie County EMS. Protzman will coordinate and provide staff development opportunities, continuing education courses, first responder development and oversight of quality .





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