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  • Track & Field | November 06, 2013

    KSU track announces change to home event

    The Kansas State track and field team announced this week that the K-State Winter Invitational, previously named K-State All-Comers, will be a scored event with featured teams Oklahoma State, Emporia State and Fort Hays State. K-State will participate in a Division-I dual meet against conference

  • Tennis | November 06, 2013

    KSU tennis to close fall season in Arizona

    The K-State women’s tennis team will wrap up its 2013 fall schedule this weekend, as the Wildcats travel to Tempe, Arizona, to compete in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational — Friday through Sunday —  at the Whiteman Tennis Center. K-State will make its first appearance in Tempe

  • November 05, 2013

    City commissioners unanimous in their decisions

    City commissioners were all in agreement during Tuesday nights meeting. Commissioners unanimously denied the petition to build a fence along Kansas Highway 18 for the 13 properties on the south side of Arbor Heights Drive, but voted 5-0 to approve all other requests. Those requests included an

  • Manhattan High School | November 05, 2013

    MHS soccer advances to state

    The Manhattan High boys’ soccer team advanced to the state tournament later this week with a 1-0 win over Dodge City in Tuesday’s quarterfinals. After 72 minutes of scoreless soccer, Jonathan Turnley kicked what would prove to be the winning goal on a penalty kick

  • Local |Business | November 05, 2013

    Firm says Belvue Bridge salvageable

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    BELVUE — Representatives of an Arizona firm said Monday that the Belvue Bridge is reparable. Mark LeMay and Kurt Clink of Truesdell Corporation, Tempe,  Ariz., gave Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee County commissioners an estimate of $1.5 to $3 million to rehabilitate the aging span, which connects the two counties

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | November 05, 2013

    Regents upbeat on legislative actions

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    State higher education officials told The Mercury Monday that they are encouraged by recent activities in the legislature. Members of the Kansas Board of Regents were in Manhattan to visit K-State as part of their statewide university tour. That followed an appearance by state lawmakers,

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 05, 2013

    Westmoreland soldier killed in Afghanistan

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    A soldier from Westmoreland was killed Sunday in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced that Sgt. 1st Class Forrest Robertson, 35, died after being wounded when his unit was attacked near Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan. The unit was reportedly attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. Robertson

  • Columns | November 05, 2013

    An evening conversation: time traveler

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    At least Tuesday had the decency to dawn gray and yucky, thank goodness. Let me explain… There was a great margarine commercial that aired many years ago – for a brand called “Chiffon,” I think. The premise was that the margarine was so much like natural

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 05, 2013

    Polish expert sees country in crisis

    The country that weathered the transition from communism better than any other is going through its deepest crisis since that transition. Jerzy Wiatr, a political scientist and former politician in Poland, describes his country in those stark terms. He is in Manhattan this week to

  • Arts, Leisure | November 05, 2013

    Fine production makes the most of play’s comedy

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    Kate Fodor’s “RX” is a funny play. The story is also tragic and maybe a touch sweet. Certainly the mixture of elements proved to be entertaining during last weekend’s production of the play in The Purple Masque Theater. The Masque (soon to be


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