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  • Local |Government, Politics | January 02, 2013

    Commission irked about justice center

    Pottawatomie County commissioners expressed frustration Monday with the general contractor for the new justice center after receiving what they considered unwarranted change order requests. Trisha Fruendt of SMH Consultants presented three change order requests during her weekly project update, but commissioners became increasingly annoyed that

  • Letters | January 02, 2013

    We should long appreciate Barton-Dobenin’s legacy

    To the Editor: The only royalty I ever knew, or interviewed for that matter, was Joseph Barton-Dobenin, a longtime K-State professor of management who passed on Dec. 19. The Mercury printed his obituary on Dec. 28, and I will add some fascinating details about this former Czech

  • Editorials | January 02, 2013

    Many will feel sting of payroll tax hike

    Well, Congress did something, finally. It was a day late, many hundreds of billions of dollars short, and it postpones the most difficult decisions yet again. But the legislation the Senate overwhelmingly approved and the House passed — less convincingly but still in bipartisanship fashion — did

  • Movies | January 02, 2013

    Cirque du Soleil movie not as good as the real thing


    At one point in 2011, Cirque du Soleil had seven shows on seven stages in Las Vegas. “Worlds Away” takes video from some acts of those seven performances and blends them into a surreal dream world. In “Worlds Away” Mia (Erica Linz) is a demure figure,

  • I Wonder | January 02, 2013

    Who’s the guy who follows Snyder around during football games?


    Q: What’s the deal with the guy who follows Bill Snyder around like a shadow on the sidelines during all the football games?

  • Women's Basketball | January 02, 2013

    Wildcats take on KU tonight

    The Kansas State women’s basketball team will not be sneaking into Big 12 play this season. Instead, the Wildcats will cannonball into conference play with a big splash against rival Kansas for the Sunflower Showdown tonight at 7 in Lawrence. K-State (9-3) goes into league play

  • Men's Basketball | January 02, 2013

    Cats shake Coyotes with late run

    No 1.phatch

    Kansas State took all the ugliness from Saturday’s win over UMKC, and smothered it with another dose of ugly on Monday afternoon. For the second straight game, the Wildcats had long stretches of turnovers and missed shots that left a weary feeling amongst the

  • Obituaries | January 02, 2013

    John Clark

    John Ronald “Ron” Clark, 80, of Manhattan died at his residence Monday.

  • Obituaries | January 02, 2013

    Robert James

    Robert (Bob) Keith James of Bryan, Texas died Friday in Decatur, Ill.

  • Obituaries | January 02, 2013

    Edward Stevens

    Edward Dean Stevens, 58, of rural Belvu died Sunday at his home.

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