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  • JANE KENYON

    Jane Kenyon, 63, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Jane was born on March 8, 1951, in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of John William & Flora L. (Beaver) McPhail.  Jane graduated .

  • ARMIN OLSON

    Armin Henry Olson, 92 of Green, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided the following information. Armin was born on Sept. 7, 1922, in Clay Center, the son of Clyde W. and Maude Alta (Daniels) Olson, and for two .

  • KENNETH D. WEBBER

    Kenneth D. Webber, 82, of Berryton, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. The family provided the following information. He was born May 5, 1932, in Leonardville, the son of Laurence J. and Elizabeth J. Wagonrodt Webber. He graduated from Leonardville Rural High School in 1950 and attended .

  • ESTHER DORNES ROBERTS

    Esther Dornes Roberts, 93, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Collins House in Meadlowlark Hills in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Esther was born Jan. 27, 1921, in rural Geary County to Emil and Cora Sisson Dornes, the youngest of .

  • Obama’s climate deal clearly favors China

    President Obama’s recent trip to China raised the hopes of those who long to reduce carbon emissions, but it upset diplomats concerned about the sloppiness of the main agreement — at least from the American side. The two countries together .

  • New 911 system to cost $423,000

    Riley County will have a new 911 system by year’s end, after commissioners approved an emergency upgrade at a Thursday meeting. The commission, based off guidance from Emergency Management Director Pat Collins, decided to go with Topeka Mobile Comm/Commenco, .

  • MHS coping with English teacher’s death

    Grief counseling is available for Manhattan High School students and staff after the death of English teacher Jane Kenyon Thursday. “She loved kids and loved her job and loved her colleagues,” MHS Principal Greg Hoyt said Friday morning. Kenyon, 63, was .

  • Residents, leaders support comprehensive plan draft

    Residents and area commissioners supported the drafts and maps of the area’s 20-year comprehensive plan during meetings on Wednesday and Thursday. The City of Manhattan, and Riley and Pottawatomie counties are partners in Manhattan Area 2035, the plan to update .

  • ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ an oddly quiet gross-out movie G.w.clift1

    I got a laugh out of the Farrelly brothers’ new movie “Dumb and Dumber To.” Notice that it isn’t “Too” or “Two.” You see, the idea is that the whole thing is going to be so stupid we will .

  • Zoo’s last remaining cheetah euthanized after illness Sunset zoo cheetah.phatch

    Sunset Zoo is searching to fill an empty exhibit after the death of its last cheetah. Jalani, a 13-year-old male cheetah at the zoo, was euthanized by veterinary staff Thursday. The animal’s health had been declining since the discovery .

  • Highway program bank to open soon

    To protect recent income-tax cuts, including exempting almost 200,000 businesses altogether, Kansas legislators are turning their attention to money set aside for state highway projects. Though not necessary, it was probably inevitable. It’s not necessary because scaling back the overly .

  • It’s not too soon for us to plan

    In the Mercury editorial on Nov. 16, the editors suggested that the Manhattan Ogden Board of Education refrain from speaking of a bond issue so soon after the completion of the previous bond issue. As the board member most urging such .






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