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  • Manhattan High School | September 14, 2014

    MHS girls win Emporia invite

    Without a race winner, the Manhattan High girls’ cross country team used consistent finishes and a close pack time to claim the team title at the Emporia Invitational. The Indians finished with 37 points and a pack time of 37 seconds between their first five finishers — all

  • Books | September 14, 2014

    The library is here to help guide you through your learning adventure


    Wikipedia tells me that lifelong learning is the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.” To me, it means becoming your own teacher, which I think is a wonderful and worthy thing to do. But why would a person

  • Books | September 14, 2014

    ‘Wilder Rose’ has plenty of ‘zippiness’

    For die hard “The Little House on the Prairie” fans, Susan Wittig Albert has given us some great insight into the largely untapped information from correspondence between Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Using these letters, Rose’s unpublished diaries, and adding

  • Books | September 14, 2014

    ‘Tearling’ a good start to new series

    First-time author Erika Johansen tells a fantastic tale, and one that is part of multi-book effort. The story has elements of a medieval society, but it is set three centuries into the future after a worldwide disaster. The protagonist, 19-year-old Kelsea Raleigh, was raised in

  • Obituaries | September 14, 2014


    Dorothy Elizabeth Wetter Bruna, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Manhattan. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. The family provided some of the following information. Dorothy was born Feb. 10, 1932, in Hanover to Joseph and Victoria (Smetana) Wetter. She was born the

  • Obituaries | September 14, 2014


    Ray C. Mullenaux, 87, of Manhattan, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was born on April 30, 1927, in Bluefield, W.Va.  After graduating high school, he joined the United States Army and served for over 20 years until he retired. In

  • Obituaries | September 14, 2014


    Linda R. Wiley, 66, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born on April 2, 1948, in Manhattan, the daughter of David “Jack” and Betty (Plummer) Mathies.  She attended schools in Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School with

  • Obituaries | September 14, 2014


    Brenda Dawn (Allen) Morgan, 49, of Riley, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Sept. 15, 1964, in Chula Vista, Calif., the daughter of Jon Howard Allen and Marcia E. (Graham) Maxwell.

  • Obituaries | September 14, 2014


    Dorothy Louise Bales, 94, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Alma Manor Adult Care in Alma. The family provided some of the following information. Dorothy was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Pratt to George and Rosa Helmke. Dorothy was a secretary, homemaker and greeter at Pratt KFC. She married Ronald

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2014

    Doering named news editor

    Greg Doering has been named the news editor for The Manhattan Mercury. Doering will lead The Mercury’s news team of reporters in its local coverage. For the last year, Doering has worked as the managing editor at the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle. Before that, he was

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