Saturday, October 3, 2015


  • Letters | March 22, 2013

    Adults need to set a good example for children

    To the Editor: I was once talking to one of my teachers when I observed, “You can’t tell people how to live.” He replied, “But you have to try.”

  • Letters | March 22, 2013

    Cost of living is key issue in city elections

    To the Editor: The central issue in the April city election is the cost of living in Manhattan. We need commissioners who will take a holistic view and drive down the debt.

  • Letters | March 22, 2013

    A vote for Usha Reddi for City Commission

    To the Editor: I endorse Usha Reddi for City Commission.

  • Men's Basketball | March 21, 2013

    La Salle hoping to avoid fatigue issues

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — La Salle just played a difficult game, jumped on a plane at 1:30 Thursday morning and arrived in Kansas City just before 5 a.m. So what did Explorers coach John Giannini say his team would do for its live practice Thursday at the

  • Men's Basketball | March 21, 2013

    K-State ready for guard-heavy La Salle

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Until late Wednesday night, Kansas State didn’t know what team it would be playing in the second round of the NCAA Championship on Friday. As it turns out, K-State’s opponent, La Salle, looks a little like some of the teams

  • Editorials | March 21, 2013

    KU, frats and Flint Rhem

    A KU student filed a suit against his own fraternity the other day seeking damages for injuries he suffered during a frat party. The 20-year-old plaintiff’s presentation of the facts is that he and some of his buddies were drinking (illegally) at the party

  • Letters | March 21, 2013

    Strawn’s ‘litmus test’ lives; reject him and his ‘cohorts’

    To The Editor: Mr. Bob Strawn’s letter in the March 13 Mercury attacking my statement that he believes in a litmus test for candidates was very enlightening in terms of how he would serve us as a city commissioner if elected:

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 21, 2013

    K-State research published in ‘Nature’ journal

    A Kansas State University research team has found that despite humans increasing nitrogen production through industrialization, nitrogen availability in many ecosystems has remained steady for the past 500 years. Their work appears in the journal Nature. “People have been really interested in nitrogen in current times

  • Local | March 21, 2013

    Officials remind landowners to stay safe

    With the spring burn season approaching, the Riley County Emergency Management team wants to remind property owners to get a burn permit before starting controlled burns on their land. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins and Emergency Management Coordinator Laurie Harrison said that a

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 21, 2013

    Vargo, Volanti to deal with health dept. issues while it’s sans director

    Any personnel issues that arise in the county health department while a search continues for a new director will be resolved outside the department itself, county commissioners determined Thursday. Commissioners made that decision following a discussion with human resource manager Cindy Volanti. The decision takes

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