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  • Local | November 10, 2013

    Officials: Road work will not alter Veterans Day Parade route

    Manhattan will honor military service members on Monday. The Flint Hills Veterans Coalition has put together several activities honoring veterans on Monday, beginning with a 7 a.m. breakfast at the American Legion Post 17. After breakfast, a parade will go down Poyntz Avenue from Third to 14

  • Obituaries | November 10, 2013


    Harrell Dean Duncan, 80, died September 27 at Fairview Hospital in Edina, Minnesota, from pneumonia after a long battle with multi-infarct dementia. The family provided some of the following information. Dean was preceded in death by wife Jan; son Terry; parents, Helen and Floyd Duncan; and siblings,

  • Obituaries | November 10, 2013


    Forrest Warren Robertson, 35, of Westmoreland was killed in action November 3, in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan. The family provided some of the following information. He was assigned to Headquarters Troop, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. He was born May 25, 1978, at Manhattan. He

  • Obituaries | November 10, 2013


    Margie Mae Howard Yeager, 88, of Manhattan, formerly of Wamego, died October 30. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation in Manhattan.

  • Arts, Leisure | November 10, 2013

    Rural life inspires award-winning art by Kansas man

    San Dimas, California; An art show is underway. Among the beautiful works of art on display is a painting by an artist from halfway across the continent in Kansas. It’s an example of the beautiful color and realism with which this artist depicts rural

  • Editorials | November 10, 2013

    Be proud to salute veterans

    Veterans Day is a good day to be an American. It gives those of us who’ve grown up here, raised our families here and made our lives here an opportunity to show our respect for those fellow citizens who’ve helped make all that

  • Letters | November 10, 2013

    Support city infrastructure; it helps save residents’ lives

    To the Editor: There are many features that make Manhattan a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We see those things every day and we take them for granted. My grandchildren love to see the fire stations and the fire trucks, and if

  • Letters | November 10, 2013

    New residents’ sewer bills should be based on usage

    To the Editor: I moved into a new home in late January 2013 that is part of a homeowners association. The association pays for lawn watering. Therefore, my individual water usage and individual sewer usage are identical. I was surprised that I was being charged a

  • Letters | November 10, 2013

    Mercury should apologize to Roberts; he was right

    To the Editor: A few weeks ago, after a few words of kindness, to appear fair, you criticized Senator Pat Roberts’ call for the resignation or firing of Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Now that her incompetence appears

  • Arts, Leisure | November 10, 2013

    WWII anniversary inspires Manhattan High’s production of ‘South Pacific’


    It’s been nine years since Manhattan High School put on “South Pacific” for its annual musical, but this year, there was all the more reason to do it. “This is the 70th anniversary of the push to take back the Japanese-held islands,” said drama

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