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  • Local retiree volunteers time helping parolees, inmates get jobs Neighbor.mercury

    It’s been a bit of a long, strange journey for Darrell Denton. He grew up in Marshall County, and after high school, he bummed around for a couple of years before enlisting in the Marine Corps. After three years .

  • Trial set for man accused in manslaughter case

    A Manhattan man accused of killing an unborn child after a vehicle collision will face a jury trial after he pleaded not guilty to all four charges Monday morning. Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary .

  • 17ers end KSU Showcase with victory

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers finished off the Kansas State Showcase on Sunday with a 12-2 win over KCSC Blaze 18 in Wamego. The 17ers came back from a 2-1 deficit late in the game to score 11 runs over the .

  • Schulz’s gesture admirable

    Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz has demonstrated on numerous occasions that he knows the value of a dollar. He also knows the value of a gesture, as he demonstrated last week when he declined a $9,300 raise from the Kansas .

  • Thanks for a terrific year as a local exchange student

    To the Editor: My name is Emilie Laugesen, and I’m an AFS exchange student from Silkeborg, Denmark. I am living with the Terry and Robbin Cole family. I’ve been in Manhattan for 10 months, and every month has had .

  • Threats can be real; if you see or hear something, act

    To the Editor: Nine months ago I cared for a person in a local hospital, and later, she died. Weeks after that, I received a call from Geary County law enforcement authorities   that a relative of hers was talking .

  • Don Combs, insurance-real estate businessman, dead at 80

    Don E. Combs, 80, who was prominent in local insurance and real estate circles, died Friday, June 19, 2015, at his home in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Don was born on June 30, 1934, in Eastern Greene County, Indiana, to .


    John K. Blythe, 95, of Manhattan, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was born on Jan. 20, 1919, on the family farm near White City. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen .


    Norma McNair, 88, of Manhattan, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born on Sept. 9,1927, in Pittsburg, and was the wife of the late Joe P. McNair, Sr. Norma was an LPN for many years. Services .


    Shirley Hughes Johnson, 70, of Riley, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Wichita. She was born on Dec. 28, 1944, in Greenville, Kentucky. Additional obituary information will be announced later by the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..

  • Spectators beat heat at Washunga Days parade Parade3.mercury

    COUNCIL GROVE — Visitors to the 33rd annual Washunga Days festival in this historic town of 2,100 came out in force during Saturday morning’s parade. Most spectators lined up on the southern side of Main Street — the shady side — while a .

  • Officials to announce troop cuts after July 4

    An announcement on possible troop cuts at Fort Riley will come soon, but not as soon as originally expected. John Armbrust, a Manhattan resident, retired Air Force colonel and current executive director of the Governor’s Military Council, said the .


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