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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 31, 2014

    Brownback, Roberts aiming for ‘sweep’

    Roberts.phatch

    Gov. Sam Brownback, along with fellow Republicans Sen. Pat Roberts, Rep. Tim Huelskamp and a host of others stopped by Manhattan Thursday evening at the Union Pacific Depot as a part of a statewide tour before Tuesday’s elections. Brownback, Roberts and Huelskamp were joined

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 31, 2014

    Is Mercy still performing heart procedures locally?

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    Q: Is there a problem with the cardiology unit at Mercy Hospital? I’ve heard that patients needing catheterization or stents have been sent to Topeka, and that some services now are restricted to certain hours. What’s going on? A: You’re right, there’

  • Local | October 31, 2014

    Area pagans mark end of harvest time with ancient ceremony of Samhain

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    At first, it looked like a scene from a Halloween movie. The high priest, a tall man, bald with a goatee, stood before a bonfire wearing a hooded black cloak and held a staff made from a tree branch. He asked the people gathered, about 30

  • Local |Fort Riley | October 31, 2014

    Army, Air Force test Fort Riley landing strip

    The Army and Air Force performed a joint airborne air transportability training exercise this week on a new flight landing strip at Fort Riley. The exercise validated the air strip’s capabilities for future operations and replicated conditions Airmen and Soldiers encounter in austere forward

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 31, 2014

    Manhattan mayors endorse Huelskamp

    Six Manhattan mayors have endorsed Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., as a candidate in the U.S. House of Representative race, Huelskamp’s campaign announced Friday. The endorsements come from current mayor, Wynn Butler, and five former Manhattan mayors, Loren Pepperd, Mark Taussig, John Matta, Mark

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 31, 2014

    Bat influenza viruses unlikely to pose a threat to human health

    Bats may not be quite as scary as they appear — at least when it comes to the spread of specific viruses. A research project conducted in part by a team of researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University suggests that influenza

  • Local | October 30, 2014

    Young Royals fans experience postseason joy, agony

    Royals2.phatch

    Game 7. Bottom of the ninth. Two outs. With the tying run on third and the winning run at the plate for the Kansas City Royals, many fans in Johnny Kaw’s Wednesday night had their “rally caps” on, wearing their hats inside out. Most of

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | October 30, 2014

    Snyder endorses Roberts

    TOPEKA — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications. Roberts’ campaign launched

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | October 30, 2014

    Where are the paper’s endorsements?

    Wonder1

    Q: Why is it that by now nearly every other newspaper in the state has come out with their endorsements for state and national offices, but yet the Mercury waits until the weekend just prior to Election Day? A: Oh, jeez. We forgot! Thanks for

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 30, 2014

    2 companies make equal bids for utilities

    Riley County commissioners entered uncharted territory during a bid opening Thursday morning. The county received bids from Josh Connet Excavation LLC of Manhattan and Larson Construction Inc., also of Manhattan, for utility extensions at University Park and Lakeside Heights. The two bid the same amount —

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