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    Margery Elaine Kuhn, 78, of Fayetteville, died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. She was born in Kingsley, Iowa on Jan. 11, 1936, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Tony and Lola Carter Sr. She was a licensed real estate .


    Bea Mullin, 94, of Manhattan, died Dec. 13, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills-Lyle House. She was born May 27, 1920, in Omaha, Nebraska. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave.. Manhattan, KS 66502..


    Robert C. Buchanan, 83, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. He was born on June 20, 1931, in Manhattan, the son of Claude L. and Letta Mae (Caleson) Buchanan.  He graduated from Manhattan High School in 1949.  .


    Lorna C. Stigge, 87, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. She was born on April 5, 1927, at the family home in Washington County, the daughter of Karl William and Clara Marie (Meyer) Blanken. Funeral service information and a .


    Lucille Hart, 84, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Dec. 13, 2014, at St. Luke’s East Hospital, in Lee’s Summit, Mo. She was born Jan. 1, 1930, in Flush, the daughter of Otto and Louise (Bechtel) Oppy. On June 30, 1947, at St. Patrick’s Catholic .

  • Partisanship diminishes report

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, didn’t distinguish herself with regard to the Select Committee’s report on the CIA’s torture of terrorists and terrorism suspects. Not that the report’s accounts .

  • Flint Hills Messiah Chorus part of dazzling NYC show

    To the Editor: On Sunday, Nov. 30, the Flint Hills Messiah Chorus from Kan-sas joined Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) for “Handel’s Messiah” at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. DCINY’s annual presentation of the 1959 re-orchestration of the .

  • Discovery Center must change to become popular

    To the Editor I understand The Mercury is reporting about the Flint Hills Discovery Center and downtown redevelopment, generally, in today’s paper. In that regard it’s interesting, although not sur-prising, that the museum is losing money hand-over-fist. Many .

  • Computers are not substitutes for teachers

    To the Editor: This is in response to Bill Felber’s column, “Why do we teach the way we do?” I understand that there are flaws in our educational system. However, having taught for 40 years, including geometry, I do not .

  • Computers are good options but classrooms are superior

    To the Editor This is in regard to Bill Felber’s column Wednesday, “Why do we teach the way we do?” There is a certain appeal to computer courses as an alternative to being in a classroom with a human .

  • Kansas performer writes holiday Flint Hills song

    The winter nights are cold and clear. A blanket of snow covers the hills. When singer-songwriter Annie Wilson observed this winter scene, it provided the spark for her to write a Christmas song about Kansas. This is a special holiday .

  • Holiday flowers bring cheer Greggeyestone1

    December doesn’t seem like a common time of the year for flowers to be blooming, but some plants are used to help bring holiday cheer during this time of the year. Amaryllises, Christmas (holiday) cacti, poinsettias and paperwhites (Narcissus) .


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