• GLENN LAKE

    Glenn Walter Lake, 79, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Health Center in Topeka. Glenn was born on July 28, 1935, in Geary County, the son of Charles and Rachel Schiller Lake. He married Glenna Zieber on Sept. 3, 1961, in Alta Vista. Glenn .

  • Manhattan’s Bammes to coach at BCCC

    Manhattan native Mike Bammes has been named head wrestling coach at Barton County Community College. Bammes will the first coach in the program’s history in Great Bend after spending the last two years as a graduate assistant at Fort .

  • Don’t raise speed limit for passing

    Let’s not legitimize speeding in Kansas — on interstates, other divided highways or on two-lane highways. Particularly on two-lane highways. A couple of legislators from small central Kansas towns, one in Russell County and another in Rooks County, have proposed .

  • WILLIAM WISKE

    William Wiske, 30, of Wamego, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in a work-related accident. He was born March 1, 1984, in Medicine Lodge. He was the son of Bill and Cheryl (Smith) Wiske. William is survived by his parents; fiancee Dakota and son Jaxxson Baker; .

  • HELEN KOPPENHEFFER

    Helen Rae Fleming Koppenheffer, 79, of Wamego, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Valley Vista Good Samaritan Center. Helen was born April 27, 1935. She was the daughter of Clifford and Margaret Schumacher Julien. She married Verne “PJ” Fleming on Nov. 14, 1953. He died on Aug. 13, 1983. .

  • ‘Bustown’ comes to Chapman Theater at K-State G.w.clift1

    It’s a post-apocalyptic world on the stage of Chapman Theater in Nichols Hall through Feb. 15. Deb Brunner’s set—all old tires and stacked up Ford body sections, bench seats and a fire pit—recall the world of “The .

  • Problems in state offices reflect inadequate funding

    To the Editor: Four years ago my elderly parents moved to Manhattan from another state. Since they were no longer driving, they needed an ID card issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Remembering long waits where I used .

  • MARGARET ‘TOBY’ POTTER

    Margaret L. “Toby” Potter, 66, of Manhattan, died quietly at Meadowlark Hills on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. She was born in Pratt on Dec. 6, 1948. She attended public school in Wamego and Manhattan and worked briefly after finishing school. Toby was married to Perry .

  • Kansas should stop legislating morality

    To the Editor: The story on page 3 in Monday’s Mercury has left me scratching my head. Our governor and Legislature continually expound on the evils of the federal government’s interference in our lives. Now they, themselves are trying .

  • JACK A. PIPER

    Jack A. Piper, 88, of St. George, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills-Collins Landing in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on April 14, 1926, in Manhattan. He was the son of James Barton and Hattie Eugenia (.

  • HELEN HILL ‘SIDDY’ RILEY

    Helen Hill “Siddy” Riley, 95, died on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, both at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary, Wichita. Born in Anthony .

  • Mittie prepares to face former team

    Not even a year ago, Jeff Mittie was preparing to play Kansas State as head coach at TCU. A lot has changed in that year, however, as Mittie is now getting set to lead the Wildcats against his former Horned .





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