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  • Coldwell Banker hires real estate agent

    Coldwell Banker Realty Group One has hired Michelle Alexander Edie as its newest real estate agent. Edie has more than 20 years of corporate sales and direct selling experience. She has also held key leadership roles in various organizations and has .

  • Granger Smith brings country to Wareham

    Some call him Granger. Some call him Earl. But if he continues the upward climb, perhaps “country music superstar” would be more appropriate someday for this country boy from Texas. No matter what, Granger Smith is busy paving his way .

  • On reunions and time machines Brian-mug

    On reunions and time machines I’ve aged. This past week, I received an invite to a Facebook group for my high school’s 10-year reunion. When did 2006 become almost 10 years ago? This is crazy. I take umbrage with it. .

  • Commission enjoys smooth transition

    What was striking in a story Wednesday on the transition on the Manhattan City Commission was the commitment of present and former members to making this a better city. That’s easy to overlook sometimes amid the debates on specific .

  • Therapy is cheaper than alcohol

    The marquee of Rickel’s Liquor Store in Aggieville currently advertises that “Alcohol is Cheaper Than Going to Therapy.” As a licensed psychologist, I’d like to disagree.  It is true that a single serving of alcohol is cheaper .

  • Concealed carry cartoon reflects poorly on police

    To the Editor: The “Oz meets Mayberry” cartoon in Thursday’s Mercury is really out there! I am going to go out on a limb and say the artist is not a supporter of the concealed carry law. However, getting .

  • Continued support helps Habitat fulfill its mission

    To the Editor: On behalf of Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity’s 12th Chocolate and Tea event, I want to thank everyone who attended on Sunday, April 12. Also, I want to thank all of our sponsors for underwriting this event, .

  • Business partners invaluable to teaching work skills

    To the Editor: The Work Tech program through the Special Services Cooperative provides pre-vocational skill training to help high school students learn valuable work skills. Students are placed within their communities to learn more about career opportunities and to develop .

  • Book traces Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson’s life

    At the First Battle of Manassas, Virginia - also called the First Battle of Bull Run - Confederate General Barnard Bee said of General Thomas J. Jackson, “Yonder stands Jackson like a stone wall.” Thus began the legend of Stonewall .

  • ‘The Fifth Gospel’ takes readers inside the Vatican

    “The Fifth Gospel” is the story of two brothers who are priests and whose father, an Orthodox priest, spent years as a liaison at the Vatican. The older brother, Father Simon Andreau, is a Roman Catholic priest; the younger, Father .

  • The secrets for safekeeping digital information Danielle Schapaugh

    There’s a secret group of people out there (code name: everyone) who can sometimes feel intimidated by technology. It almost seems as if technology has constructed a new culture with a set of encrypted rules and customs that are .

  • Manhattan teacher earns Fulbright research grant

    Sixth-grade teacher Katie Bueker of Marlatt Elementary School was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to conduct research in Singapore, according to a USD 383 press release. Bueker’s award was announced by the United States Department of State .





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