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  • June 25, 2013

    Army to cut 1 brigade at Fort Riley

    Associated Press TOPEKA — The Army said Tuesday that it would eliminate one infantry brigade at Fort Riley as the military reduces its overall number of soldiers by September 2017. Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division

  • Obituaries | June 25, 2013

    Addrenne Humbert-Roth

    Addrenne Marcella Humbert-Roth, 87, of Donna, Texas, died June 16 in Harlingen, Texas.

  • Obituaries | June 25, 2013

    Ina Roeth

    Ina Long Woodyard Roeth, 101, of Waterville died Monday at the Blue Valley Senior Living in Waterville.

  • Obituaries | June 25, 2013

    Shirley Schoap

    Shirley M. Scott Schoap, 87, of Cottonwood Falls died Monday at her home in Cottonwood Falls.

  • Editorials | June 25, 2013

    Immigration reform still a hard sell

    Though preliminary Senate approval Monday of an immigration reform measure by a 67-27 vote looks impressive, there’s no assurance whatsoever that this bill will become law. The bill is flawed, perhaps fatally, and it faces even more hostility in the House of Representatives than

  • Columns | June 25, 2013

    A $60,000 raise is outrageous

    I am writing in response to the article in the June 21-22 Mercury about the pay of KSU President Kirk Schulz. I hope I am not the only one who is outraged that the president of a public university received a $60,000 raise. According to the

  • Letters | June 25, 2013

    Letter writer’s ignorance of concealed carry shows

    To the Editor: This is in reference to the letter, “It’s not always wise to carry concealed weapons,” in Sunday’s Mercury.

  • General Activities | June 25, 2013

    Optimist Aftershock play in Chapman

    The Manhattan Optimist 14-and-under Aftershock played in the Lady Irish Invitational this past weekend in Chapman.  On Saturday, they faced the Fort Riley Gold Rush, winning 12-0. Michaela Hays pitched and Olivia Lee caught. Alyssa Mitoska, Alyssa Sias, Lee and Hays each singled. Alex

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 25, 2013

    Minister accused of molesting boys settles with state

    A Junction City minister accused of the molestation of several underage boys expressed his desire to waive his preliminary hearing and enter into a negotiated settlement with the state during a status hearing Tuesday morning. Jordan Young, 25, a music minister at the Faith Tabernacle Apostolic

  • General Activities | June 25, 2013

    Optimist Lasers finish seventh

    The Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under Lasers softball team went 2-5 record at the Summer Smash this past weekend in Lenexa to finish seventh in the 15-team field. The Lasers opened pool play Friday night with a 4-0 win over the NEMO Extreme. Aubrey Jung struck out

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