• Brownback should stop refusing federal money

    In a column in the May 4 Manhattan Mercury, Aaron Estabrook wrote about Pre-School Development grants, a program of the U.S, Department of Education. These were investments in pre-school or pre-kindergarten programs by the federal government. Kansas educators wanted to .

  • CYRUS SHUBERT

    Cyrus Augustus Shubert, 3, of Manhattan died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Cyrus was born at 6:21 a.m. Feb. 9, 2012, to Sam and Lisa Shubert in Manhattan. Cyrus was an active and joyful 2 year old when he .

  • HAZEL GACHES

    Hazel Wadean Colquitt Gaches, 84, died Thursday, May 21, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. In her final hours, she was surrounded by family and friends at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She passed to her Lord immediately .

  • LAWRENCE GRENNAN

    Fr. Lawrence E. Grennan, 74, of Ogden, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at Homecare and Hospice in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Fr. Larry was born on Nov. 19, 1940, to Frank and Margaret (Heidrick) Grennan in Ionia. He attended East .

  • ERNEST UBEL

    Ernest “Dean” Ubel, 86, north of Wamego, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan. Dean was born Nov. 28, 1928. He attended Greenwood Country School and Wamego High School. Dean served in the Korean War as a corporal for .

  • FANCHON BERGSTEN

    Fanchon F. Bergsten, 98, of Blue Rapids, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Survivors include her two children, Char Donnelson of Colorado Springs and Ed Bergsten and wife, Mickey, of Blue Rapids; three grandchildren and two .

  • MARCUS PEREZ, SR.

    Marcus Anthony Perez, Sr., 45, of Leonardville, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Feb. 13, 1970, in National City, California, the son of Jesse and Debra .

  • ‘Soul of the Fire’ is a fictional tale of Tibet’s very real struggle

    “Soul of the Fire” is a story of Tibet’s nonviolent resistance to China’s occupation told through acts of great cruelty, great kindness and great courage. Its protagonist is Shan Tao Yun, a former inspector for Beijing’s Public .

  • ‘The Marble Orchard’ spins tale of man’s trouble

    Alex Taylor’s fresh literary voice echoes from the coal-bearing hills and limestone bluffs of east Kentucky, home to the extended Sheetmire clan of “The Marble Orchard.” Gathering for the Sheetmire homecoming, even outsiders Clem and Derna Sheetmire and son, .

  • Decide between a summer of salads or burgers Pecoraro

    May is National Salad Month, so that’s good news for those of us who want to eat lean and green this summer. May is also National Hamburger Month. That’s also good news for those of us who love .

  • Treat nutsedge weeds, improve your lawn Greggeyestone1

    This will be my second year attacking my yellow nutsedge infestation. Yellow nutsedge is a pale yellowish-greenish looking plant that looks like grass and pops up throughout the lawn or planting bed. You can identify it by pulling up the .

  • K-Stater magazine has new editor

    Tim Schrag was named the 10th editor of the K-Stater magazine for the K-State Alumni Association, effective April 22. He will oversee the quarterly magazine’s conception, planning, content research and annual budget. In addition to writing and copy editing editorial .





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