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  • Congress should strengthen FOIA

    Even before he took office, Barack Obama promised that his tenure in the White House would be “the most transparent administration in history.” Not only has he not lived up to that pledge, but he celebrated Sunshine Week, the annual .

  • Thomas More congregation to miss Father Zimmerman

    To the Editor: We, the Spirit Spreaders group (there are nine of us) from the Light of the World Retreat at Thomas More Catholic Church, wish to publicly thank Father Don Zimmerman, our beloved pastor and active Manhattan community servant, .

  • Life in a small Kansas town impresses Spanish student

    To the Editor: Hello! My name is Pablo Herrera, a 16-year-old AFS exchange student from Spain. This year I was a sophomore at Rock Creek High School. When I looked at Kansas, I thought it was going to be hard .

  • Local restaurant organizes GatorCraw festival for July 18

    Café du Qvondeyz on the Garret is sponsoring the inaugural Bayou GatorCraw Fest from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Tuttle Creek State Park. Tickets are $15 presale or $25 at the gate. Kids under 12 are free to enter with .

  • Local doctor opens audiology practice

    Dr. Katie (Johnson) Bunker, a Manhattan native, opened Advanced Audiology in Manhattan at 1133 College Ave., Suite C145. Bunker is a doctor of audiology and specializes in diagnostic hearing evaluations and hearing aids for all ages. Bunker graduated from Kansas State .

  • One-act plays, Municipal Band, Arts in the Park and more

    MONDAY Move and Groove Toddler Storytime, 9:30 a.m. and for preschool children, 11 a.m. For more storytimes throughout the week, visit mmhklibrary.org. Manhattan Public Library.   Yu-Gi-Oh Dueling, 6 p.m. Duel with fellow Yu-Gi-Oh gamers, trade cars, and enter .

  • Tallgrass Tap House celebrates opening

    Tallgrass Brewing Co. had an official grand opening celebration on June 30 for its new restaurant, the Tallgrass Tap House. The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce facilitated the ribbon cutting ceremony, which was followed by a community celebration. The Tap House, .

  • RCPD dispatcher announces retirement

    Dispatcher Linda “Barb” Stuart announced her retirement from the Riley County Police Department. Stuart began her career with the department in June 1990 as a dispatcher. She will retire effective July 31 after 25 years of service. A retirement reception will be held .

  • How volatile are relations between Russia, U.S.?

    One question I am frequently asked involves the nature of U.S.-Russian relations and the possibility that tensions between our two countries could escalate into a military conflict. This question would have made little sense several years before Moscow .

  • Kansas basketball team voted best in nation

    USA Today has named the best high school girl’s basketball program in the nation. Would you believe, that honor belongs to a small school in rural Kansas? Today we’ll learn about this remarkable coach and community and the .

  • Center teaches children about Independence with flair Discoverycenter.mercury

    Children at the Flint Hills Discovery Center on Friday painted fireworks and flags for America’s birthday as they learned about the Fourth of July. The event was a part of the Discovery Center’s Adventure Camp: Flint Hills Flair. .

  • Plan calls for indoor rec centers

    Creating two or three neighborhood indoor centers should be the Manhattan parks and recreation department’s top priority, according to a proposed Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will discuss the plan during its meeting at 4:30 .





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