• K-State student shot, killed in Chicago

    A Kansas State University student died in her hometown of Chicago Thursday after she was shot while walking in the south side of the city. Briona White, 22, died after she was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. An investigator with .

  • Former Manhattan surgeon arrested for sexual assault of 16-year-old

    A Junction City orthopedic surgeon who previously practiced in Manhattan is out on bond after being arrested for aggravated sexual battery. Dr. Allan Holliday Jr. was arrested July 30 by Junction City Police Department officers after a 16-year-old victim filed a .

  • Wamego Head Start closed this year

    The Head Start classroom in Wamego will not be opening for the school year after the Northeast Kansas Community Action Program Inc., announced a decision to close it last week. Along with the Wamego location, NEK-CAP Inc., will be closing .

  • Retired Army officer finds fulfillment as teacher, hunting guide Neighbor.mercury

    David McNeal has had a few chapters in his life. He spent four years in the Marine Corps, where he learned Vietnamese and deployed to Vietnam as an infantryman executing search-and-destroy missions. He later transferred to the Army, where he .

  • Fire causes $5,000 in damage to apartment

    An apartment building at the University Crossing complex, 2215 College Ave., suffered about $5,000 damage after a kitchen fire Saturday evening. According to a report from the Manhattan Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the three-story building after a structure fire was .

  • Wolf confronts Moran

    Former tea party-backed candidate Dr. Milton Wolf confronted Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran at a town hall meeting Monday in Wamego over the state medical board’s past investigation of Wolf’s license as Wolf was running for office. Wolf declined .

  • ‘Fighter jets’ again infiltrate Mercury; eliminate them

    ‘Fighter jets’ again infiltrate Mercury; eliminate them To the Editor: Well, I see that the Op-Ed Page…or is it the Ed-Op Page… has allowed the introduction of “fighter jets” once more. Where does the professor get his information? Surely .

  • ‘Flock’ membership helps support Hospice House

    To the Editor: Ah, August. It’s a time to rest as we start thinking about school, football, cooler weather, autumn leaves… and of course, the holiday season. It’s an excellent time to renew or begin your annual membership .

  • Many contributed to success of fourth Everybody Counts

    To the Editor: On behalf of Everybody Counts, thank you to all the volunteers, agency representatives and participants who made our fourth event on Aug. 1 at the Douglass Community Center and Annex a huge success. You always run the risk .

  • Vargo: County departments on budget so far this year

    Riley County commissioners on Monday reviewed the year-to-date budget and expenditure reports for 2015. At 58 percent of the way through the 2015 year, county clerk Rich Vargo told commissioners, “Everything looks good at this point.” Departments that have spent significantly more than .

  • ‘Shaun the Sheep’ well done, but not for everybody G.w.clift1

    Aardman Animation, a company in the United Kingdom, uses tons of imagination in producing “Shaun the Sheep,” a television series now represented by a feature film. These are the guys who did the “Wallace and Gromit” movies, among other things. .


    Mary Ann Wege, 94, of Westmoreland, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the Westy Community Care Home. She was born March 29, 1921, near Irving. She was the daughter of George W. and Sophia Novak Mc- Clary.  She married Paul Albert Wege on Nov. 24, 1941, .


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