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  • Editorials | March 24, 2014

    Minimize strings in funding measure

    Kansas public school officials needn’t worry excessively about whether the Legislature will boost funding to improve educational equity in compliance with the Kansas Supreme Court’s March 7 ruling. The $129 million that the state Department of Education has said would be enough to satisfy the

  • Letters | March 24, 2014

    Editorial, column get a lot wrong on Ukraine, Crimea

    To the Editor: The Mercury’s March 20 editorial, “US should help the ‘real’ Ukraine,” and Dale Herspring’s March 23 column, “Right or wrong, Putin is an opportunist,” share a common problem. They both make factual errors and present facts in a one-sided way. The result

  • Letters | March 24, 2014

    As dedicated to teaching as Snyder is to football

    To the Editor: Last week I was in Chattanooga, Tenn. My wife was at a bridge tournament and I was touring the sites. I was wearing my purple K-State jacket and purple K-State hat. I was at the Battles for Chattanooga on Lookout Mountain overlooking

  • Local |Business | March 24, 2014

    $1M Powerball ticket sold in northeast Kansas

    A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in northeast Kansas for the March 22 drawing, according to the Kansas Lottery. The lucky ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball, in Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing are 13-28-31-55

  • Obituaries | March 24, 2014


    Junior John Hultgren, 75, of White City, died Friday at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Aug. 23, 1938, in White City, to Alfred and Edna (Timm) Hultgren. Junior grew up and spent his entire life in White City. He graduated

  • Obituaries | March 24, 2014


    Jane Cragg, 91, of Manhattan, died Sunday at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 13, 1922, in Manhattan and had been a lifelong area resident. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan,

  • Obituaries | March 24, 2014


    John W. Cragg, 89, of Manhattan, died Saturday morning at his residence surrounded by his loving family. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Nov. 30, 1924, in Manhattan, the son of Floyd Carl and Lena Fay (Wynn) Cragg. John was raised in

  • Obituaries | March 24, 2014


    Jerry Raymond Pettle, 75, died Sunday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on July 26, 1938, in Carnegie, Okla., the son of J. Raymond and Marie Pettle. He was a longtime dentist and resident of

  • Obituaries | March 24, 2014


    Joan Ellen (Hunter) Johnson, 81, of Ogden, died March 20 at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Abilene, the daughter of William R. and Jennie M. (Gieber) Hunter. Joan lived in Junction City prior

  • Obituaries | March 24, 2014


    Wilheim C. Herbertz, of Manhattan, died Saturday at Good Shepherd Hospice House. He was retired from the U.S. Army and former owner of the Veterans Painting Service in Manhattan. Arrangements are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation in Manhattan.

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