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  • Baseball | February 01, 2013

    Jared King earns preseason honors from Baseball America

    Kansas State junior Jared King picked up his second preseason All-America accolade Thursday, as he was selected by Major League Baseball scouting directors to Baseball America’s All-America team. King, a third-team member, is just the second Wildcat under head coach Brad Hill to earn

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 31, 2013

    Area lawmakers respond to judicial amendment

    A bill and constitutional amendment that would give the governor more power in appointment of judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals and justices to the Kansas Supreme Court moved to the House on Wednesday after the Senate overwhelmingly approved it. But area lawmakers wonder

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 31, 2013

    New fire services director named

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    Scott French was named director of fire services for the city of Manhattan, the city announced today. He will begin work in his new position March 1, replacing Jerry Snyder who will retire effective Feb. 28. “I am extremely pleased to promote Deputy Chief of Operations Scott

  • January 31, 2013

    Grammy-nominated a cappella group to sing at McCain Auditorium


    The internationally renowned and Grammy-nominated a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey In The Rock, is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of the McCain Performance Series. The group has been a vital and innovative presence in the music culture of Washington, D.C.

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 31, 2013

    Impact of nurse’s loss broadened

    The county’s top finance officer told commissioners Thursday that the absence of a nurse qualified to handle sexual assault cases here costs the county more than $100 per incident, even if charges are not filed. Budget and finance officer Johnette Shepek’s presentation was a

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 31, 2013

    K-State adds car charging station

    Drivers of electric vehicles can plug in at Kansas State University. Parking services has installed an electric vehicle charging station in the university’s parking garage. The charging station is located immediately behind the parking services office near the west entrance of the parking garage

  • Manhattan High School | January 31, 2013

    Indians to host Trojans on Friday

    Each team coming off a loss, the Manhattan High basketball teams will try to get back on track Friday night as they host the Topeka High Trojans. While the two teams are in different places in terms of wins and losses, both the girls’ and

  • Editorials | January 31, 2013

    No need to move spring elections

    If increasing voter turnout were the only outcome of the proposal to move the spring elections to the traditional fall cycle, opposing it would be difficult. After all, voter turnout for city commission and school board elections in this community and in many others in

  • Letters | January 31, 2013

    Topeka schools story filled with anti-gun hypocrisy

    To the Editor: Last Sunday, the Mercury printed the article, “Topeka schools’ police force says it wants more fire power.” When describing the guns the police wanted or already owned, the article used the words “semi-automatic” seven times, but when describing the guns that “bad

  • Letters | January 31, 2013

    Loub’s rant ignores role of Bush tax cuts in U.S. debt

    To the Editor: Per usual when Art Loub is allowed to pontificate on the pages of the Mercury, it would take dozens of pages to rebut all the fallacious arguments and misleading numbers that he can cram into a few paragraphs. So please forgive me

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