Sunday, February 14, 2016



Lifestyle

  • Area Schools | February 10, 2016

    RILEY COUNTY 47, CONCORDIA 45

    At Concordia, Riley County lost its lead in the third quarter, but rallied back to win 47-45 on Tuesday on the road. The Falcons were down 13-10 after one quarter, but led 25-19 at the break. Concordia pushed ahead 36-32 going into the fourth quarter,

  • Area Schools | February 10, 2016

    WASHINGTON CO. 58, VALLEY HEIGHTS 55

    At Blue Rapids, a poor third quarter kept Valley Heights from picking up a win on Tuesday, falling 58-55 to Washington County. The Mustangs led 16-12 after one quarter and the game was tied at 25 going into halftime. Washington County outscored Valley Heights 13-4 in

  • Area Schools | February 10, 2016

    WAMEGO 59, CHAPMAN 57, OT

    At Chapman, Wamego rallied back to force overtime and then edged Chapman, 59-57, for the win on Tuesday. Wamego led early, but the game was tied at 21 at halftime. Chapman pushed ahead by five going into the fourth, but the Red Raiders came back to

  • Editorials | February 10, 2016

    Gas tax preferable to a new fee on oil

    President Barack Obama’s proposed $10 fee on a barrel of oil as part of his next budget isn’t fully thought out, but it deserves better than the kneejerk partisan denunciation it’s gotten from Republicans. Then again, Congressional Republicans don’t need a reason

  • Letters | February 10, 2016

    Genealogical searches shine light on ancestors, history

    To the Editor: I really enjoyed the Feb. 3 Mercury article on the “found note” at KSU Memorial Stadium! As a genealogist and volunteer at the Riley County Genealogical Society, I could not resist searching for the workers. On Ancestry.com, the 1930 U.S. Census showed

  • Movies | February 10, 2016

    ‘Hail, Caesar!’ will please most Coen brothers fans

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    There are all sorts of Coen brothers movies, including a couple of pretty weak ones. While most movie fans like Coen films, the guys who like “Fargo” obviously have different tastes from the ones who like “Raising Arizona,” those who like “O Brother, Where Art

  • Obituaries | February 10, 2016

    BETTY M. FLETCHER

    Betty Mavis Loeffler Fletcher, 90, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Homestead Assisted Living Center after a brief illness. The family provided some of the following information. The daughter of George W. and Callie Bellows Loeffler, Mavis was born Oct. 28, 1925, on a sheep ranch near Stockton. She attended

  • Obituaries | February 10, 2016

    EDNA M. CONKWRIGHT

    Edna M. Conkwright, 94, of Manhattan, former longtime resident of Waterville, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 9, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. She was born Jan. 19, 1922, on a farm near Manhattan. Edna had lived in Waterville from 1953 to 2014 when she returned to Manhattan. Additional obituary information

  • Obituaries | February 10, 2016

    WAYNE E. MAYHEW III

    Wayne Elijah Mayhew III, 64, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at his residence in Manhattan. He was born Nov. 10, 1951, in Quantico, Virginia, the son of Wayne Elijah Mayhew Jr. and Joan Mayhew. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at the Church of Jesus Christ

  • Obituaries | February 10, 2016

    LARRY J. BURKHART

    Larry J. Burkhart, 68, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at his home in Dodge City. The family provided some of the following information. Larry was born Oct. 4, 1947, at Dodge City, the son of Victor and Agnes (Schlereth) Burkhart. Larry was a foreman for Gladden Excavating and APAC Kansas,


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