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  • Neighbors | December 16, 2013

    Green passion: 4-H roots run deep in the Oakley family

    Neighbor.phatch

    Tom and Christi Oakley met at a 4-H function, which may have foreshadowed that their family would one day be named the Riley County 4-H Family of the Year. The Oakleys, with their two daughters, Amanda and Shannon, received the honor this year after generations

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 16, 2013

    Huelskamp: NBAF funds not in deal

    Money for construction of the lab at the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility is not included in a federal budget deal making its way through Congress, U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp said in a written statement Monday. Huelskamp’s statement contradicted a report from

  • Editorials | December 16, 2013

    Why be nice just at Christmastime?

    Happy Holidays! How many times have you said that? It just comes out naturally – to store clerks, to the kid filling your fast-food order, to the mailman, to people passing by in the mall. And of course, they’re smiling in return, wishing you the

  • Letters | December 16, 2013

    Thanks to all who gave blood at latest drive

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to the Manhattan community for its support of the fourth annual “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive, held Nov. 21-22 in memory of our son, Kevin Coffey. Thanks to the many local residents who literally

  • Letters | December 16, 2013

    Generalizations from the right seem to live on

    To the Editor: Bill O’Reilly called Nelson Mandela a communist after hearing of his death. With one slap of a single word, O’Reilly meant to derail all of the praise and sorrow that was pouring in from all over the world. And Dick

  • Letters | December 16, 2013

    It’s time to stop mocking the T.E.A. Party movement

    To the Editor: On Wednesday 11 December, The Mercury published yet another editorial illustration lampooning the American T.E.A. Party movement, this time from liberal cartoonist Gary Markstein. Considering that the T.E.A. Party at-large is the one group whose every prediction over the

  • Obituaries | December 16, 2013

    RUTH HOHMAN

    Ruth V. Hohman, 97, of Clay Center, died Sunday at Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • Obituaries | December 16, 2013

    IRENE CEPEDA

    Irene Alcantar Cepeda, 87, of Manhattan and formerly of Los Angeles, died Friday at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. The family provided some of the following information. She was born in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, 1926. Irene retired from the Los Angeles Housing

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 16, 2013

    Flint Hills Frontiers project looks forward

    Updates from Monday morning’s Riley County Commission meeting: • The commission heard from Bill Clark, executive director of the Flint Hills Regional Council, who updated them on the Flint Hills Frontiers project. Clark said the main focus is regionalism. “We’re doing together what we

  • Obituaries | December 16, 2013

    LARRY PAQUETTE

    Larry W. Paquette, 71, of Junction City died Thursday at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The family provided some of the following information. Larry was born on July 12, 1942, in Miltonvale to William J. and Mildred P. (Zahn) Paquette. He graduated from Clay Center High School


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