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    Elton E. “Eddie” Darrah, Jr., 78, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, after a valiant battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. Eddie was born May 18, 1937, in Lafayette County, Missouri, to Violet (Tankersly) and Elton E. Darrah, Sr. He was .


    Jay Allen Morehead, 55, of Ogden, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born Jan. 21, 1960, in Marysville, the son of James A. and Marietta (Brady) Morehead. A celebration of his life and a potluck will be held .


    Charles J. Kearby, 86, of Manhattan, died Sunday Aug. 9, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Charles J. Kearby was born May 7, 1929, the son of Charles E. and Elnora Brosmer Kearby, in .


    LLeah Harvey, 100, of Leonardville, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..


    William “Bill” Whearty, 85, of Randolph, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..

  • Gronkowski making his own name Gronk.mercury

    Despite the success of his older brothers, Glenn Gronkowski hardly got a look when he was coming out of high school in New York. That’s why he reached out to a familiar name for a little help and wound .

  • City Park Pool to remain open through Labor Day

    In a change of direction, city officials will keep City Park Pool open through Labor Day. “We want to give City Park Pool a try and see if we can generate more attendance than in the past years,” said Eddie .

  • Mill levy to rise slightly

    The property tax levy for Pottawatomie County will creep upward by about seven-tenths of a mill if the 2016 budget is approved as proposed. The proposed budget for fiscal year 2016, approved for publication last week by the county commission, has an .

  • Commissioner recovering from lung cancer surgery

    Pottawatomie County Commissioner Stan Hartwich remained in Topeka’s Stormont-Vail Hospital early this week after undergoing surgery for lung cancer last week. Hartwich and his wife, Sharon, said Monday he is progressing well from the surgery and that pending tests .

  • Florence employees return to work after bomb threat

    A bomb threat emptied a Manhattan manufacturing facility for about two and a half hours on Tuesday morning before officials determined the call was a hoax. Officer Matt Droge said police had made an arrest in connection with a phone .

  • Shilling submits low bid for asphalt project

    Shilling Construction, Manhattan, was the apparent low bidder for Pottawatomie County’s annual asphalt overlay project. Shilling’s bid of $1,293,453.70 was one of three submitted prior to a 10:30 a.m. bid opening Monday at the regular meeting of the Pottawatomie .

  • Man sentenced to nearly 13 years in child rape case

    A Manhattan man was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison Monday in connection with the rape and sodomy of a 5-year-old- girl. In Riley County District Court, Chief Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Lamont Barry Cox, 25, to 155 months in prison for .


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