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  • Obituaries | October 08, 2013


    Timothy Tilton, 69, died Sunday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on April 28, 1944, in Alameda, Calif.. He was the son of Walter D. & Josephine (Taylor) Tilton.  Following high school, Timothy entered

  • Local | October 08, 2013

    Longtime Mercury photographer retires

    Rod mikinski

    Rod Mikinski, a Manhattan Mercury photographer for 34 years, has announced his retirement. Mikinski, in a written statement published in today’s Mercury, called his tenure at the paper “a great joy,” and thanked the “people of this community who let me get closer to the

  • Movies | October 08, 2013

    Latest Momix show at Kansas State pleases all ages

    This last Friday the modern dance company Momix returned to K-State’s McCain Auditorium for the first time in a couple of years. The Connecticut-based outfit is pretty well-known to local audiences, having entertained on the McCain stage at least a couple of times earlier,

  • Obituaries | October 08, 2013


    Deborah Lea Harken, 50, of Wamego, died Sunday at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. The family provided some of the following information. Deb was born in Creston, Iowa, on Jan. 7, 1963, to Daniel and Carol Ann (Roberdee) Berry.

  • Movies | October 08, 2013

    McCain ‘Price is Right’ only a shadow of the TV show


    On Sunday, iconic game show “The Price is Right” came to McCain Auditorium in the form of “The Price is Right Live Stage Show.” The stage version of the long-running and popular game show began nearly ten years ago and has given out cash and

  • Obituaries | October 08, 2013


    Jerry Lynn Rood, 61, of Leonardville, died Sunday at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Oct. 17, 1951 in Lincoln. He was the son of Frank Nelson and Edna Marie (Meier) Rood.  He graduated from Riley County High School

  • Obituaries | October 08, 2013


    Denis Schulte, 86, died Sunday at Hays Medical Center in Hays. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Feb. 8, 1927, in Victoria, to Bernard H. and Clara (Linenberger) Schulte.  He married Rosemary (Brungardt) Gross on May 2, 1964, in Victoria. He was an electrician

  • Editorials | October 08, 2013

    Be careful, sensible in the kitchen

    Given that two out of every five home fires begin in kitchens, preventing kitchen fires is a valid focal point for this year’s Fire Prevention Week. There are plenty of other causes for residential fires, of course, including wiring, creosote buildup in chimneys, careless

  • Columns | October 08, 2013

    It was an honor and a pleasure

    Rod mikinski

    Rod Mikinski Contributing Writer If a picture is worth a thousand words, then my tenure at the Mercury is a novel of excitement and great joy. I am guessing that I have taken more than 10,000 photographs for the newspaper, each time creating a solid connection

  • Football | October 08, 2013

    Cats preparing for nation’s best offense


    The production Baylor’s offense has put forth this season has been pretty hard to ignore. As Kansas State coach Bill Snyder focused on his team’s game against the Bears this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on FOX, he pointed to what might be the

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