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  • Editorials | February 12, 2015

    Yet another step backward

    It’s increasingly difficult to understand how Gov. Sam Brownback, who says he wants to make Kansas a better place to live and work, continues to do things that take the state in the opposite direction. Among examples are aggressive and inequitable tax cuts that

  • Letters | February 12, 2015

    In the absence of morality, there can be no just laws

    To the Editor In the Feb. 10 edition of the Mercury, I read a letter from Turley Hayes that did a great job of synthesizing what is wrong with our great country today. In a nutshell, the letter states that we must “keep morality out of

  • Letters | February 12, 2015

    Message to Pentagon team was ‘exactly on the mark’

    To the Editor: The Fort Riley listening session on Feb. 9 at the Geary County Convention Center was an overwhelming success. The team that worked to put the event together did an outstanding job, and the com-munity response was beyond all expectations.  There were more

  • Manhattan High School | February 12, 2015

    Indians beat Seaman on senior night

    Taylor sr.phatch

    On the Manhattan High wrestling roster, there is no preference given to upperclassmen. If you want to make the varsity team, you’re going to have to beat all challengers. So when Darrion Taylor lost his spot at 113 to sophomore Joe Braun, the two-time state

  • Movies | February 12, 2015

    Poor sound makes it hard to comprehend ‘Foxcatcher’


    Bennett Miller’s new film “Foxcatcher” is a quiet thing. The acting is, of course, the most-mentioned feature of the movie. It has five Oscar nominations, including two in acting categories. And the movie is certainly sobering in the way Hollywood professionals like their awards

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 12, 2015

    Information sought on man after incident

    A man approached two 12-year-old students between 2:50 and 3 p.m. on Tuesday as they were taking items to the recycling trailer at St. George Elementary School. One of the students believes the man had questionable contact with him inside the trailer and may have been

  • Obituaries | February 12, 2015


    Chander Perkash Bhalla, 81, of Corinth, Texas, formerly of Manhattan, died on Jan. 16, 2014, in Irving, Texas. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Sept. 15, 1932, in Hariana, Punjab, India. He was the son of Mool and Rattan Bhalla. He received his master’s

  • Obituaries | February 12, 2015


    Jesse A. Tafoya, 69, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Jesse was born in Dos Palos, Calif., on Aug. 29, 1945. The son of the late Jesse Tafoya and Paula E. (Estrada) Tafoya of Dos

  • Arts & Leisure | February 12, 2015

    ‘Bustown,’ casino night, mug painting and more


    A host of opportunities are available for Valentine’s Day couples this weekend. Your date might like “Bustown,” a K-State Theatre production that is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the Chapman Theatre, in Nichols Hall. “Bustown” is a vibrant exploration of small town

  • Women's Basketball | February 12, 2015

    Wildcats attack paint to beat TCU

    It’s been seven years since the Kansas State women’s basketball team last scored 90 points in a game. This year’s Wildcats don’t even average 60 points a game. Yet, on Wednesday night, K-State pounded out 54 points in the paint alone to come away

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