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  • Letters | September 29, 2014

    Being part of Manhattan’s growth has been a pleasure

    To the Editor: How does one say “Thanks” to Bethany Knipp for her article about me in the Sept. 22 issue of the Mercury without sounding smug and self-aware? Probably can’t be done, but Bethany deserves my deep appreciation for her skill as an interviewer

  • Letters | September 29, 2014

    Those certain of warming are the real climate deniers

    To the Editor: The hot air coming out of the recent climate change summit at the United Nations continued unabated, although the dwin-dling attendance spoke loudly to the waning interest and abject failure of the flawed notion that man has any significant effect on climate

  • Obituaries | September 29, 2014


    James N. “Jim” Black, 81, of Manhattan died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Jim was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Minneapolis, Kan., the son of Floyd and Mae (Reynolds) Black, and graduated from Chapman High School

  • Obituaries | September 29, 2014


    Michael D. Nelson, 64, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Oct. 26, 1949, in Manhattan, the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Scott) Nelson. Michael attended the local elementary schools and graduated

  • Obituaries | September 29, 2014


    Thomas N. Taylor, 18, of Davenport, Iowa, died of a gunshot wound on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Thomas was an intelligent, loving and caring young man who lost his life far too soon. Thomas is survived by his parents, Todd M. Taylor and his significant other, Stephnie Soto,

  • Obituaries | September 29, 2014


    Evelyn Pfaff Lawson, 88, of Leonardville died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • Obituaries | September 29, 2014


    David G. Young, 62, of Olathe, formerly of Wamego, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Olathe Chapel. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Wamego City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Obituaries | September 29, 2014


    Rebecca Rose “Becky” Branam, 49, formerly of Ogden, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Mrs. Branam was a former Social Security Administration service representative. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Clark. Survivors include her husband, Richard Branam; father, James Clark; parents-in-law, Gale and Martha Branam; son,

  • Arts & Leisure | September 29, 2014

    McCain show by Marsalis, orchestra technically fine


    The McCain series concert on the K-State campus last Thursday provoked a lot of interpretation of components other than the music itself. The performers, Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, were a technically superb swing band. Apparently they believe that part of their

  • Columns |Football | September 29, 2014

    Kinder: No benefit to dumping Weis right now

    Josh mug color

    I don’t imagine it’s ever an easy decision to fire a coach, especially during the season like Charlie Weis was on Sunday. But nonetheless, that’s what Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger felt was necessary after the Jayhawks’ 2-2 start to the season

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