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    Omar Jay Pickett, 96, formerly of Greenleaf, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenleaf. Additional obituary and service information will be announced later by the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..

  • Community gathers to remember soldiers’ sacrifice Memorial2.phatch

    Maj. Nate Crain at a Memorial Day service on Monday said all Americans have a responsibility to honor the memories of those who have died serving their country. Cloudy skies and rainy forecasts didn’t stop the American Legion’s .

  • City to start budget talks

    The Manhattan City Commission will begin 2016 budget discussions Tuesday during a work session. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The preliminary 2016 mill levy is 47.896 mills, an increase of 3.933 mills from the current year. A mill is $1 in .

  • Dianne Paukstelis takes delight in acting, pageant directing Neighbor2.phatch

    Dianne Paukstelis leads a triple life. Paukstelis works for the Kansas State College of Engineering as a project coordinator for the University Engineering Alliance by day. When duty calls, she’s an actress and pageant director by night, and also .

  • Indians hope for season-best effort at state Cole.phatch

    A year ago, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team put its best collective round of the season together at the Class 6A state meet in Topeka, turning in a third-place performance. With Tuesday’s trip to Hutchinson for the state .

  • Cameron: Royals still take 2 of 3 during soggy weekend Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY — The Royals refused to take a hint from the baseball gods. And paid the price for it. You’ll recall that the AL Central leaders received a massive dose of good fortune from Mother Nature Saturday night — an .

  • ‘Poltergeist’ has everything you need in a horror film except horror G.w.clift1

    The new “Poltergeist,” a re-make of Tobe “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Hooper’s 1982 movie is the classiest horror film I’ve seen in a long time—at least since the terrific re-make of “Fright Night.” The new film, directed this time .

  • Rout at Ramadi renews war debate

    President Barack Obama’s strategy announced last September “to degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State doesn’t seem to be working. Trouble is, short of committing large numbers of American troops — something the president says he won’t do .

  • Cherry-picking federal programs is not good policy

    To the Editor, Sunday’s Mercury had a letter wondering how much federal money Gov. Sam Brownback has turned down that would have benefited Kansas. I also would like to see those figures. It seems that he will not accept .


    Brandon James Crubel, 28, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as the result of an accidental death. Brandon was born Oct. 14, 1986, in Manhattan. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, May 25, 2015 MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY – OFFICE CLOSED Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:00 – BCF 9:00   Bennett, Glenn   Status (15 CR 185 Battery)  JJC   III 9:00   Branam, Demarco   Arraignment (15 CR 176 Veh Burg, etc)  KSL   III 9:00   Campbell, Trey   SENTENCING (14 CR 665 .

  • Documenting the Kanza Indian Village lost to time, erosion Kanza 2.phatch

    An off-the-beaten path exploratory journey led a group of 13 Americans to the Kanza Indians at Blue Earth Village near Manhattan in 1819, but there are few signs of the village left today. Kansas State University associate professor of archeology Lauren Ritterbush .


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