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  • Editorials | December 16, 2012

    Satellite office is a good start

    We’re delighted that our new congressman, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, plans to open an office in Manhattan. Our fair city might be new to the 1st District, but ours is the biggest city in the Big First and merits the attention. As Rep. Huelskamp noted

  • Letters | December 16, 2012

    Million-dollar tax receipts are nothing to celebrate

    To the Editor: It was a sad day indeed when the front page of the Dec. 7. Mercury reported city officials enjoying a “round of celebra-tion” over sales tax receipts exceeding $1 million. The mayor, another city commission-er and a city staffer were lauding the fact city

  • Letters | December 16, 2012

    Thanks to all who donated during ‘Keep the Drive Alive’

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to the Manhattan community for its support of the third annual “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive, held Nov. 15-16 in memory of our son, Kevin Coffey.

  • Columns | December 16, 2012

    Deficits, debt and the ‘fiscal cliff’

    With the “fiscal cliff” — the impending across-the-board tax hikes and expenditure cuts - nearly upon us, it is important to think clearly about the causes and potential consequences of our large federal budget deficit. The national debt is the sum of all annual budget deficits

  • Local |Education | December 16, 2012

    ‘Perfect’ label hasn’t gone to his head


    Manhattan High School senior Austin Canady has achieved the amazing, yet it hasn’t really affected his daily life. His perfect scores on the ACT and SAT don’t command a line of people rushing to him like being a star athlete would. There isn’

  • Local | December 16, 2012

    Texas Roadhouse donates training food

    The newest edition to Manhattan’s dine out market, Texas Roadhouse, doesn’t open until 4 p.m., Monday. But the restaurant has already been doing a lot of behind the scenes work, not just for itself but also for the community. Texas Roadhouse donated all

  • Obituaries | December 16, 2012

    Roger Nations

    Roger Nations, 63, of Junction City, died on Tuesday at his residence . Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, 203 N. Washington St. with the Rev. Ronnie Roberts officiating.

  • Obituaries | December 16, 2012

    Genevieve Ekart

    Genevieve Martha Ekart, 105, of Manhattan, died Saturday at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community.

  • Obituaries | December 16, 2012

    Virginia Woborny

    Virginia M. Woborny, 88, of Blue Rapids, died Friday at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids.

  • Obituaries | December 16, 2012

    Dillon Stroede

    Dillon Stroede, 23, of Beloit, died Friday at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Survivors include his parents, Tammy Eilert and husband Allen of Beloit and Darren Stroede and wife Kelsy of Manhattan; brothers, Nicholas, Patrick and Landon Eilert of Beloit; grandparents, Don and Sharon Stroede

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