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  • Local |Education | January 20, 2013

    Most in-state grads get job within year

    The Kansas Board of Regents released data Thursday on post-graduation employment in Kansas for graduates between 2007 and 2009.  Utilizing graduation data from the Kansas Board of Regents and employment data from the Kansas Department of Labor, the analysis shows nearly 74% of Kansas residents who graduated

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2013

    Area students graduate from Baker

    Area students were among the more than 700 undergraduate, graduate and nursing students at Baker University received their degrees during commencement ceremonies Dec. 15-16 at the Collins Center. The area graduates are listed in order of their hometowns. Junction City: Christopher Coleman, Associate of Arts in

  • January 20, 2013

    MHS instructor is owner and trainer of a high performing, winning stallion

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    The best most cowboys hope for is one great horse in a lifetime. Doug Muller was privileged to have a top pony as a youngster. He’s had several good horses since then. The sorrel stallion in his barn now could exceed them all. Muller,

  • January 20, 2013

    50 years later, week’s activities honor famous speech


    This year marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, given in 1963 in Washington D.C. during the March on Washington. King famously declared his dream “that one day this nation will rise up and live out the

  • Off The Beat | January 20, 2013

    Lies lead to success


    People constantly lie. A few tell bigger lies than most, which brings me to Lance Armstrong. His story reads like a thrilling novel. Boy meets cycling. Boy meets testicular cancer. Boy beats testicular cancer. Boy beats cycling by taking performance-enhancing drugs. Boy denies taking drugs.

  • Gardening | January 20, 2013

    Picking the proper tomato varieties for your garden

    The garden catalogs are enticing with their pictures of all kinds of plants. In particular, the tomatoes look delicious. Descriptions claim that they all are the best. The weather this coming season will be a big factor in determining the best. There are many factors

  • Editorials | January 20, 2013

    King set the bar high

    Regardless of his successes or failures as president, Barack Obama, who’s second inauguration takes place Monday, will be remembered for having been the first black man to occupy the White House. His election in 2008 remains an extraordinary accomplishment — for him and for the United

  • Letters | January 20, 2013

    Despite Brownback’s boast, aircraft industry is faltering

    To the Editor: In his State of the State address Tuesday evening, Gov. Sam Brownback boasted, “We are the air capital of the world. Our aircraft industry is back on the ascent — and Southwest Airlines is soon to land in Wichita.”

  • Letters | January 20, 2013

    Help elementary teachers, but not at MHS’s expense

    To the Editor, I’m writing in response to the Mercury’s article on Jan, 10, “Faculty: Leave it alone,” which summed up a Board of Edu-cation hearing on possible changes to Manhattan High School’s schedule.

  • Columns | January 20, 2013

    Hagel and the future of the U.S. military

    There has been a lot of talk about President Barack Obama’s recent nominees for Cabinet positions.  The nomination of Sen. John Kerry to head the State Department came first. Jack Lew is going to Treasury, and is expected to follow Obama’s fiscal

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