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  • Local |Business | November 13, 2013

    Headed to Arizona? Best to travel light

    It’s a package deal. Allegiant Air began flights to Phoenix Nov. 7 from Manhattan, but the airline hopes to do more than just ferry folks back and forth to Arizona. “We like to think of ourselves as a travel agency that owns an airline,” said

  • Local |Business | November 13, 2013

    Equipment malfunction responsible for Cox outage

    Did you suffer from a lack of TV on Tuesday? The cable for many Cox Communications customers stopped working between 11 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. People didn’t get their midday news fix. Perhaps four hours of college basketball went unwatched on ESPN. And some

  • Local |Education | November 13, 2013

    Doors open again at Wilson school

    In a lockout for a week, students at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School went back to normal Friday. The school, 312 N. Juliette Ave., locked its front door on Nov. 8 and kept children inside for recess because of a domestic dispute in the neighborhood that involved at

  • Local |Business | November 13, 2013

    Magazine sellers scamming residents

    Solicitations for magazine sales from Manhattan Christian College are fake. In the last few days, the college has received several calls from residents of Pottawatomie County who have been solicited, according to a press release. According to the report, the college’s president, Kevin Ingram,

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 12, 2013

    K-State receives $1.3 million for cancer-fighting tool

    Cancer thing.phatch

    A K-State team has received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Institute for an instrument that could help with breakthroughs in animal and human health as well as cancer treatment. The grant amounts to nearly $1.3 million The instrument is a modified

  • Local |Business | November 12, 2013

    Cox cable customers frozen out

    Cox Communications customers experienced cable outages Tuesday. The problem started in mid-morning and had not been corrected by noon. Customers watching TV saw channels with frozen images or a “Temporarily Off Air” message. At The Mercury’s press time, the issue had not been resolved.

  • Local |Education | November 12, 2013

    School principals to speak

    The USD 383 school board will hear from school principals during its meeting at 5:30 pm Wednesday in the Robinson Education Center. This is the first of two meetings dedicated to site council reports. The second is scheduled for January. Each school’s principal will receive 30 minutes

  • Local | November 12, 2013

    Tell us: Where were you?

    Jfk motorcade.phatch

    Each generation of Americans has a moment, an event so stunning or horrific that people remember exactly what they were doing when they heard the news — and how they reacted. For our oldest citizens, it likely was the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the “Day

  • Local | November 11, 2013

    Families, residents turn out to honor veterans


    Manhattan went all out for the Veterans Day Parade. Flags lined Poyntz Avenue on Monday morning as hundreds turned out to watch or participate in the proceedings. Brent Niedergall, who is stationed at Fort Riley, wasn’t in the parade, but he brought his 4-year-old

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 11, 2013

    Eight stories of war, told by one man

    It’s only appropriate that a play portraying veterans comes to Manhattan around Veterans Day. Stephen Lang, an award-winning playwright and screen and stage actor, will perform his one-man show, “Beyond Glory,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in McCain Auditorium. “It’s a tip of the

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