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  • Editorials | January 23, 2014

    Schrum believed in Manhattan

    With the death of Ruth Schrum at age 90 on Sunday, Manhattan has lost a committed community and political activist. Mrs. Schrum wore many hats during her life. She was an educator and a businesswoman who with her husband, Neil, owned both the Balloon Boutique Gift

  • Editorials | January 23, 2014

    Good work, RCPD

    For Riley County residents accustomed to consistent, effective law enforcement, word that the rate at which serious crimes occur in the county dropped considerably in the last five years comes as no surprise. As a story in Wednesday’s Mercury reported, the incidence of serious

  • Letters | January 23, 2014

    Some people seem to need to put others into categories

    To the Editor: I find it amusing that so many people want to divide the human race into “us” or “them.” As for my personal situation, people want to make me either conservative or liberal. Either way, I would be a “bad guy” to one

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 23, 2014

    Regional transit board clears last county

    The Flint Hills may have a regional transportation agency in its future. The Riley County Commission on Thursday became the last governmental body to hear a proposal about creation of the Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration (FHRTA) — and no objections were raised. After explaining the

  • Letters | January 23, 2014

    Couldn’t commissions have held retreat locally?

    To the Editor: Our City and County com-missions, some of whose members are fiscally conservative, had a weekend retreat in Overland Park. Was it necessary to go to Overland Park rather than someplace local? Where did the commissions stay and eat? How much did this

  • Columns | January 23, 2014

    An evening conversation: hoop heaven

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Let’s get one idea off the table right away: This little chat is not meant specifically as a slap at our friends up the Kaw at the University of Kansas. Recent events have put KU in the crosshairs, and deservedly so, but we shouldn’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 23, 2014

    Missing woman’s family asks for help in case

    The family of a missing St. George woman is asking the community to help look for her. A community search in the Tuttle Cove area at Tuttle Creek will begin 10 a.m. Saturday in an effort to find Jane Peterson, 56. Peterson, a Kansas State University

  • Local |Education | January 23, 2014

    Board holds off on vote for employee gun policy

    The USD 383 school board postponed a vote Wednesday on a revised policy that would allow employees with concealed carry permits to keep a firearm in their vehicle on school property. The board decided to hold its decision until receiving some clarification on the legal ramifications

  • Letters | January 23, 2014

    It’s good to see progressives prevail on City Commission

    To the Editor: I have regained my respect for our Manhattan City Commission after several key votes. They were all 3 to 2 votes with the more progressive commissioners prevailing over the ultra conservative Wynn Butler and John Matta. I certainly hope the trend continues.

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | January 23, 2014

    Researcher: Bosses benefit from mentoring

    If an accounting firm wants to maintain a strong ethical environment from top to bottom, a new study by a Kansas State University accounting professor and her colleagues find it’s important that the firm’s environment is viewed the same from bottom to top.


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