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  • Baseball | March 16, 2014

    K-State pays tribute to Abilene’s Carly Gassman

    The K-State baseball team honored a K-State student who died this weekend and plan to the rest of the season. Abilene-native Carly Gassman died away on Friday night after a battle with cancer, and the team honored her with the acronym PFCG — pray for Carly

  • Obituaries | March 16, 2014


    C. Calvin Hansen, 94, of Manhattan, died March 13 at the Meadowlark Hills-Bramlage House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on June 3, 1919, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Dewey C. and Julia Belle (Shipman) Hansen. Mr. Hansen served with

  • Obituaries | March 16, 2014


    James Russell “Jim” Simons, 81, a resident of Severy, died March 13 at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka. He was born on Aug. 24, 1932, in Severy, the son of Joseph Elmer and Doris Genevieve (Moor) Simons. Jim served in the United States Army during the Korean War

  • Obituaries | March 16, 2014


    Maurice Victor Stuewe, 88, of Alma, died Saturday at the Alma Manor. He was a long-time resident of the community. The family provided some of the following information. Maurice was born on Nov. 23, 1925 in Alma, the son of Albert “A.E.” and Frieda Lutz Stuewe. He

  • Obituaries | March 16, 2014


    Richard Ray Walker, 54, of Manhattan, died Feb. 22 in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. He was born Aug. 28, 1959, in Junction City, to Ray and Nadine (Jaecke) Walker. During his childhood, he was a very active member at the First United Methodist Church in Junction

  • Obituaries | March 16, 2014


    Anna B. Davis, 97, of Clay Center, died Jan. 25 at the Clay County Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Riley Cemetery. A memorial has been established for Medicalodges of Clay Center. Contributions may be left in care of the

  • Books | March 16, 2014

    Learn about Spanish celebration of the book and the rose


    The Barcelona Book and Rose Fair takes place every April 23 on the feast day of St. George, patron saint of Catalonia. The streets and squares are lined with stalls selling roses and books of all sorts, and the annual Roses Fair, symbolic of the arrival

  • March 16, 2014

    Genealogy, real St. Patrick’s Day and more

    TODAY Riley County Genealogical Society Educational Program: “Using Travel as a Tool for Genealogical Research” by Vickie Holverson, 2 p.m. Holverson, a Kansas native and lifelong Kansas resident, became interested in genealogy about 4 years ago. She has done research by traveling both in the United

  • Editorials | March 16, 2014

    A bad idea, a mysterious group

    First things first. The idea of making the head of the Riley County Police Department an elected rather than an appointed position ought to be quashed quickly. One of the present arrangement’s strengths is that the post is not subject — at least not much —

  • Letters | March 16, 2014

    Fake Patty’s Day a winner, thanks to countless people

    To the Editor: Another Fake Patty’s Day celebration has come and gone. As I read in the Mercury, it appears that the Riley County Police Department handled about the same load as always. The Emergency Medical Service was maybe a little lighter, but they

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