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  • Manhattan High School | March 30, 2014

    MHS loses opener at BV West

    After Thursday’s season-opening game at Topeka High was postponed, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team was relegated back to practice, forced to wait until Saturday to begin its season. Facing a tough Blue Valley West squad on the road, the Indians fell 3-0 to

  • March 30, 2014

    Brewer at home in the Flint Hills

    Mayor John Matta was absolutely right earlier Tuesday when, indicating support for Tallgrass Brewing Company’s expansion, he said the company’s proposed move to the Corporate Technology Park would be good for business. Mr. Matta was referring to the possibility that Tallgrass’s occupancy

  • Columns | March 30, 2014

    Phelps’ news value dried up

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    I was struck by an idea in an article about the late Fred Phelps published in The Mercury last Sunday. The upshot was twofold: First, that Phelps, the anti-gay law-yer/preacher who led Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka to worldwide infamy, had not only failed

  • Manhattan High School | March 30, 2014

    Indians take 2nd at inaugural swimming invite

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    His team has only competed twice, but Manhattan High swimming and diving coach Jerry Carpenter knows his team has potential. Competing for the second time in as many days at their inaugural Manhattan Invitational, the Indians took second place as a team, finishing behind Washburn

  • Manhattan High School | March 30, 2014

    MHS wrestlers compete at national tourney

    Three Manhattan High wrestlers made the trip to Virginia Beach, Va., over the weekend to compete at the National High School Coaches Association’s National Wrestling Championships against some of the nation’s top wrestling talents. Seniors Kian Clemens and Austin Chauncey, each fresh off

  • Track & Field | March 30, 2014

    K-State has solid weekend on the track

    The Kansas State track and field team finished a busy week of competition at the Texas Relays and ESU Spring Open with multiple personal-best performances and meet records set. On the weekend, the Wildcats had eight top-five finishes, three first-place finishes and two ESU Spring

  • Books | March 30, 2014

    K-Stater chronicles women caught in civil war

    In 1995 Jocelyn Viterna (as an undergraduate at Kansas State University) made her first trip to El Salvador as part of a delegation from the Manhattan Alliance for Peace & Justice and its sister-city relationship with El Papaturro. That experience led to Viterna’s future research

  • Books | March 30, 2014

    ‘The Ascendant’ thrills with cyber conflict, adventure

    Garrett Reilly is a bright twentysomething who works in one of the financial firms on Wall Street. He’s arrogant, obnoxious, reserved, loves making money, drinking alcohol, smoking pot and chasing skirts, and hates the military. The latter is because his older brother, whom he

  • Books | March 30, 2014

    Celebrate 50th year of ‘Dr. Who’ with other time-travel tales

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    Doctor Who just celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and is still going strong. If you or your teens are Dr. Who fans, here are some ‘young adult’ books you might enjoy: “TimeRiders” by Alex Scarrow   Liam, Madeline, and Saleena were each saved from

  • Books | March 30, 2014

    ‘Burn’ shows complexity

    Julianna Baggott’s “Burn” — final book in her best-selling Pure trilogy — is not the kind of book you can’t put down. It’s the kind of book you must put down, but only because you need to process the complexity of the world and


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