Linda Rae Silva, 50, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on March 25, 1965, in Fort Riley, the daughter of Ronald “Ray” Silva and Joann Fields. .


    Elsine N. Koch, 94, of Concordia, formerly of Clyde, died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. Elsine was born May 12, 1921, in Green to Floyd and Amanda (Knitter) Bushell. She was a 1939 graduate of Green High School. She married .


    Nancy Logan, 71, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Topeka under the care of Midland Hospice. The family provided some of the following information. Nancy was born in Monterey, California, to Aubrey Duane and Lois Marilyn Logan on Dec. 7, 1943. Nancy’s grandmother taught .


    Morgan Miller, 31, of Wamego, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Mark Miller, of the home. Services are pending with Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later..


    Rumelia C. Drilon, 61, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at her home in Manhattan. She was born on Aug. 31, 1953, in Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. Complete services times and obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 .

  • Weber mixed on new rule changes

    There were countless times this past season when the Kansas State men’s basketball team needed every bit of the 35 seconds on the shot clock just to runs its offense. The Wildcats won’t have that luxury this year. In .

  • Jones wins NCAA heptathlon title Jonescolor.mercury

    Every track and field athlete wants to peak at the right time. For Kansas State’s Akela Jones, there was no better time for that than the NCAA Track and Field Championships this week in Eugene, Ore. The junior from .

  • Optimist Rebels third

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under fastpitch softball team competed in the Bite Outta the Lil Apple tournament last weekend, ending with a 4-1 record. The Rebels won their first game 8-1 against the Beatrice Pumas.  Lindsey Wilson was the .

  • Optimist Fury wins Bite Outta the Lil Apple

    The Manhattan Optimist 14-and-under Fury fastpitch softball team won the Bite Outta the Lil Apple tournament in Manhattan last weekend with a 5-1 record. The Fury (6-3) opened with an 11-0 win over the Attitude, with Anna Batt pitching a .

  • Tuttle Creek outflows could affect Stampede camping Tuttle.mercury

    Parts of the campgrounds could be flooded during Country Stampede if engineers continue to release water from Tuttle Creek Lake as planned. The water level is at 1,105 — 30 feet above normal — after heavy rains in the last month or so. The .

  • District could lose $2M if tax plan fails

    “Devastating,” “catastrophic,” and “disgusting” were just a few adjectives local superintendents and officials used to describe the latest potential cuts to schools proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback if the Kansas Legislature doesn’t pass a tax plan. “I am sick .

  • Noisy 17-year cicadas swarming eastern Kansas this summer Bugsbugsbugs.mercury

    They’re loud, and they’re here after a 17-year hiatus from their last appearance above ground. The 17-year cicadas around Manhattan and eastern Kansas were last seen in 1998. Retired entomologist Dick Beeman, who worked for the U.S. Department .


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