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  • Letters | January 27, 2015

    Mercury erred in running biased piece on agriculture

    To the Editor: For 50 years I have relied on the Mercury to know what is happening in our community. Thank you for reporting local news. I understand that gathering local news is expensive and that news from the Associated Press and from other newspapers is

  • Movies | January 27, 2015

    ‘Mortdecai’ good-natured but only occasionally funny

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    Johnny Depp is back on the big screen in his sort of shambling comic film, “Mortdecai,” directed by David Koepp, who gave us the undervalued “Stir of Echoes” and “Ghost Town.” As is the case in those very entertaining movies, Koepp relies heavily on an

  • Women's Basketball | January 27, 2015

    Texada comes back from injury to lift Cats

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    Silence took over Bramlage Coliseum earlier this month when Kansas State’s Haley Texada collided with Chelsea Gardner in the second half of the Wildcats’ win over the Jayhawks. The senior didn’t get up and team trainers rushed to her near mid-court. More than 10

  • Track & Field | January 27, 2015

    KSU women No. 12 in first poll

    The Kansas State women’s track and field team checked in at No. 12 in the first regular season edition of the NCAA Division-I National Team Rankings, announced earlier Monday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). K-State’s women —

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 26, 2015

    Architect to present auditorium drawing

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider plans on Tuesday for Peace Memorial Auditorium improvements. The work session begins at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Back in December, city administrators met with members of the Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium group, who expressed interest in raising

  • Neighbors | January 26, 2015

    Artist, former teacher found his calling with stained glass

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    When Maury Berggren was a kid, he was told he’d never be a farmer. “I had a disease, and they said, ‘You will never be a farmer. You are not going to work that hard,’ ” Berggren said. So Berggren started working with his hands.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | January 26, 2015

    Big Lakes: Cuts could mean loss of services

    Along with school districts, counties and other state-supported entities, Big Lakes Developmental Center could be affected by legislative budget cuts, which has its administrators concerned that those it helps could lose services.  Big Lakes director Lori Feldkamp talked to Riley County commissioners about the

  • Arts & Leisure | January 26, 2015

    Travis Tritt, Craig Morgan added to Stampede lineup

    Travis Tritt, who is celebrating 25 years of making country music with hits like “Country Club,” “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” “Anymore” and “Help Me Hold On,” has been added to the 2015 Country Stampede lineup. Festival organizers also announced that artists Craig Morgan,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 26, 2015

    Man charged in death of unborn child

    A Manhattan man was arrested on a warrant for a 2014 incident contributing to the death of an unborn child. Ryan Read Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., was arrested on Saturday on a warrant after the Kansas Highway Patrol and Riley County Police Department investigated a May 2014 incident.

  • Editorials | January 26, 2015

    They’re old, and so much more

    The occasion for the most recent gathering of old soldiers was the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge on Saturday. There were 26 veterans of that battle, joined by a handful of other area World War II veterans at the ceremony at the Eisenhower


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