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  • Hardware store serving community’s needs

    “Hablas Espanol?” I don’t speak Spanish, but today in Kansas Profile, we’ll meet a rural Kansas business that has achieved a remarkable level of bilingual proficiency while working to serve all of its customers. Last week we learned .

  • Celebration of ‘townie season’ Bethany047cut.phatch

    This weekend was Aggieville’s second annual Nothing Festival, a holiday for townies, who are people living in a college town but are not affiliated with a higher educational institution. The Nothing festival is all about celebrating a little more .

  • MHS seniors earn accolades

    This list of scholarships and commendations for the Manhattan High School class of 2015 is continued from the May 24 edition of The Mercury. The list will continue next Sunday. Taryn Gaines: High scholastic achievement - 4.0 GPA, MHS;Combined Ability Scholarship, Truman .

  • Manhattan native earns master’s degree

    Nathan Doubek Phillips of Manhattan received an executive master’s degree in health care administration from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health in Chapel Hill. Nathan will be participating in a finance fellowship for the University .

  • Patriot Act went too far

    When Americans wake up Monday, the Patriot Act won’t be the same. Barring action today by the U.S. Senate, several key provisions, including a provision known as Section 215, will have expired. That’s hardly a tragedy. The Patriot .

  • A legislature to sing about

    A legislature to sing about To the Editor: An apropos theme song for the 2015 Kansas Legislature would be Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns,” in which the final line is, “Don’t bother, they’re here.”.

  • Why would guns be allowed on our college campuses?

    To the Editor: A few days ago I heard on the evening news about a law that allows adults to carry concealed weapons on our college campuses. I could hardly believe my ears! I could not believe that people in .

  • EPA’s Clean Water Rule is vital to Kansas economy

    To the Editor: Protecting the Heartland’s streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act (CWA), passed in 1972, helps our communities and is vital to our health, safety, and quality of life. Rivers in Kansas — like the Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, .

  • ‘Women Heroes of World War I’ tracks hidden war service

    “My good lady, go home and sit still.” That is what the Director of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) told Dr. Elsie Inglis when she tried to volunteer for the Corps at the beginning of World War I. Not .

  • FBI agent, sleuths track down drug lord in ‘The Job’

    Evanovich and Goldberg have co-written several novels, and “The Job” is an entertaining one. It features FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare and her team trying to nab one of the world’s worst drug lord’s in an enterprising .

  • Summer teen books, prizes at the public library Keri.mills

    Parents, are you trying to get your teens reading over the summer? Sign them up for the teen summer reading program where they can earn incentives such as restaurant coupons or a free book. Teens also have the chance to .

  • Action Pact hires chief financial officer

    Action Pact hired Darren Rumford as its chief financial officer in April. Having served the past eight years as a CFO in the hospital industry and more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, Rumford will use his expertise .





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