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  • Columns | April 25, 2014

    An evening conversation: no joke

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    At first it seemed like maybe KDOT was a having a laugh. That’s the Kansas Department of Transportation, in case you’re visiting from another country. Bulgaria, maybe, or Mississippi. Anyhow, you know those temporary highway warning signs that you see when you’re

  • Area Schools | April 25, 2014

    Thomson signs with Cloud County

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    Some things are just a natural fit. Riley County guard Katelyn Thomson’s official signing to join the Cloud County women’s basketball team may just be one of those things. In Thomson the Thunderbirds will get a versatile backcourt player. “The thing about Katelyn

  • Manhattan High School | April 25, 2014

    Two Manhattan swimmers sign

    Two of Manhattan High’s top girls’ swimmers made their college decisions official at signing ceremonies in the last week. Alana Bucholtz chose to swim at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, while Amanda Buckwalter signed her letter of intent to swim at Oklahoma Baptist

  • Manhattan High School | April 25, 2014

    MHS tennis wins Salina tournament

    Playing at full strength in an eight-team tournament in Salina, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team put together a solid performance from start to finish, winning the tournament in the process. The Indians finished well ahead of the competition, scoring 59 team points to beat second-place

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Highway crash underscores need for median barriers

    To the Editor: The recent horrific head-on crash on Interstate 5 in northern California involving the FedEx truck and the bus reminds us what can happen when a vehicle crosses the median at highway speeds. That day, 10 poor souls lost their lives because of the crossover

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Our own borders should matter more than Ukraine’s

    To the Editor: I find it both amazing and hypocritical that our politicians in Washington, D.C., exhibit such concern about the borders of Ukraine and absolutely none about our own U.S. borders. Hispanics have became the majority population in California. Texas and Arizona,

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Supreme Court ruling calls to mind Orwell novel

    To the Editor: The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling which equates money with free speech is a chilling reminder of George Orwell’s 1945 fable, “Animal Farm.” Its theme is that “All animals are created equal, except that some animals are more equal than others.”

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Ridicule isn’t as much fun when you’re the target

    To the Editor: In its coverage of the March 17 Law Board meeting, the Mercury reported that at the mention of my name, “three-fourths of those present snickered.” Rusty Wilson, it was reported, felt he was singled out for rebuke (a glare) for discourtesy. He explained

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 25, 2014

    Army veteran establishes KSU military sciences fund

    The estate of Lt. Col. Albert E. Hylton III, Kansas City, Kan., has made a gift of more than $629,000 to the military science department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University to establish the Albert E. Hylton Jr. Excellence Fund. The

  • Obituaries | April 25, 2014

    LYDIA BLANCH THOMASON

    Lydia Blanch Thomason, 58, of Andover, died Easter Sunday. The family provided some of the following information. She was born in France on March 7, 1956, the daughter of Howard and Josiane (Louis) Sweeney. Lydia and Ron Thomason were united in marriage on Aug. 27, 1977. Lydia was a homemaker


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