The Mercury has selected excerpts from former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s March 25, 1985, Landon Lecture address, “The Dream of America,” at Kansas State University. Dole, the first Kansan sitting in public office to speak at a Landon Lecture, died Sunday at age 98.

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Manhattan High School more than a year ago bought a wolf costume for a new alternative “physical mascot” to be used at athletics events, Principal Michael Dorst confirmed to The Mercury Monday.