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  • March 30, 2014

    Members of Riley community come together to build new library


    RILEY — Riley librarian Kathy Caster keeps the old carved wood sign that used to hang above the entrance of the old library on the back counter of her new reception area as a reminder of the place where she used to work. The old library

  • March 30, 2014

    Wamego woman reflects on time as telephone operator


    WAMEGO — In this day of high-tech communications, a couple of touches on a smartphone can connect you with someone on the other side of the world. Making a “long distance” telephone call was much more complicated in 1942, when Jean Pageler of Wamego began a five-year

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | March 30, 2014

    What’s the scoop on all these business rumors?

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    Q: Time for the annual Kohl’s question. Can you confirm the latest rumors? Early Edition is moving from their east location to the old Lemmy’s Pizza building. With Kmart and others moving out, Kohl’s is building a store at that location. Sam’

  • Local |Business | March 30, 2014

    Kite’s suspension to be appealed

    The owner of Kite’s Bar & Grill, Inc., is appealing a Kansas Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s decision to suspend the establishment’s liquor license for four days. Kite’s owner Rusty Wilson will appear at a hearing in the Kansas Court of

  • Baseball | March 30, 2014

    K-State outlasts Creighton for 8-5 win

    OMAHA, Neb. — Behind 11 hits and eight runs and three no-hit innings from freshman reliever Ethan Landon, the Kansas State baseball team staved held off Creighton for an 8-5 win on Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. Freshman Tanner DeVinny drove in three runs to match his

  • 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


    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

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