Norma Van Buren Zimmerman, 88, of Alta Vista, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Ponca City, Oklahoma. The family provided some of the following information. Norma was born June 20, 1926. She graduated from Herington High School and attended Kansas State University, majoring in journalism .


    Warren J. Bayer, 93, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at his home in Basehor, where he lived for the past four years. He married Jo Ann Harper in December 1945, and they were together for 69 years. The family provided some of the following information. .


    Raymond Piper, 63, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. Raymond was born Aug. 24, 1951, in Manhattan. He was a retired USDA meat inspector and loved to fish and hunt. He is survived by his only daughter, Kimberley Munoz of Topeka, .


    Sean Patrick Hamm, 37, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Wichita of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was born Aug. 6, 1977, in Manhattan to Christopher and Kathleen (Stewart) Hamm. Even though Sean was legally blind he enjoyed many hobbies, especially playing Frisbee golf and fishing .

  • Mercury should resist ‘cheap shots,’ focus on cause of school board dilemmas

    To the Editor: This is a comment on the Friday, April 17, editorial with the headline, “Is board really serious about cuts?” Frustration should not be focused on the members of the school board. They are citizens dedicated to making our .

  • I’m glad gay pride parade was a success

    To the Editor: I was both happy and sad to see the recent photo in the Mercury of the Little Apple Pride Parade, held on April 11. It made me smile to see the group celebrating the LGBT community in a .

  • K-State women to play national champ UConn

    The Kansas State women’s basketball team will travel to Storrs, Conn., next season to play the defending national champion Huskies in the first of two games against UConn. Wildcat head coach Jeff Mittie announced the home-and-home series with Connecticut .

  • Collins sees end to burn season

    Seasonal burning in Riley County is nearly complete, and burn-related calls to the county fire department have so far been down from last year. Emergency Management director Pat Collins on Monday told Riley County commissioners that his department has overseen 135 .

  • Family puts memories online for world to see Neighbor.phatch

    The family that prays and plays together, stays together. Brian Hough, pastor of Manhattan Presbyterian Church, and his family do plenty of both. What’s a typical day like in the Hough home? “We do a lot of playing, and .

  • McCulloh in line to become Manhattan’s next mayor

    The new members of the Manhattan City Commission will be sworn in Tuesday. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. On April 7, Linda Morse, Mike Dodson and Mayor Wynn Butler were elected to the city commission. Morse, a .

  • Man found guilty in 2013 JC killing

    A Kansas City, Kansas, man accused of shooting to death 37-year-old Anthony Nixon, Junction City, entered a plea deal last week in Geary County District Court. Anthony Nichols, 35, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and armed robbery for the Sept. 7, 2013, .

  • Arts center crowd enjoys John Reischman and the Jaybirds Christopher.conner1

    Saturday night was the final performance of the 2014-2015 BirdHouse music series at the Manhattan Arts Center. A respectable crowd shook off spring showers to attend a performance by John Reischman and the Jaybirds and few seats were empty as .


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