Several years ago, I stopped in a convenience store on my way home from work. I wanted a six-pack of Diet Coke. It was a quiet little shop in central Illinois. I’d been there many times and barely noticed .
Memo to the Riley County Law Board on the issue of those hypothetical cops with binoculars… Fine. Go for it. The reference here is to a tongue-in-cheek comment offered up Monday by board member Wynn Butler. The matter being discussed .
Drawing down the military after a military conflict is always difficult. In the aftermath of World War II, the United States did a miserable job, leaving the military high and dry, as we discovered when the Korean War began. We .
In the 1946 Frank Capra classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” small-town banker George Bailey discovers what a disaster the town of Bedford Falls would have become were it not for his 40-year presence as a decent, generous, selfless individual. It’.
He was known worldwide for bringing justice to a land where it seemed impossible. But those who best knew Nelson Mandela prefer to tell stories about the joy of the man himself — and especially his sense of humor. One can .
’Tis the season to be jolly. Candy canes and holly. Yule logs and eggnog. Dangling mistletoe. One-horse sleigh bells jing-jing-jingle. Good Saint Nick climbs up on the housetop and down through the chimney. Carolers sing of silver bells and a .
Ukraine, am eastern European country that is often below our radar, is playing an increasingly important role between Russia and the rest of Europe. For hundreds of years, Ukraine was part of Russia and later of the Soviet Union. In .
All my life I have heard “Give diplomacy a chance.” I am 68 years old and a Vietnam veteran. Let’s list all these times, if I can remember them all, when we heard “Give diplomacy a chance.” I am sure .
Emily Wagner had a good news, bad news kind of week. The executive director of the Manhattan Emergency Shelter appeared before city commissioners Tuesday night, asking that a loan balance of $54,000 be forgiven. The original loan of $135,000 was granted in 2008, .
Dale Fitzke Contributing Writer America lost a true hero on Nov. 27. Earl “Mac” McClung, a member of the famed Band of Brothers of World War II, passed away at his home in Pueblo West, Colo. Mac had served as a .
The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) has many important responsibilities, including overseeing state and federal funds that serve our mission to protect children, promote healthy families and encourage personal responsibility. In recent weeks, DCF has been criticized for .
I read with considerable interest the article on diversity in the Dec. 24 Mercury, and it seemed to provoke more questions than answers. Diversity and affirmative act-ion are terms that are confusing to many of us who do not deal with .
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