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  • It was a great show when Rimes was on-stage G.w.clift1

    When LeAnn Rimes was on-stage at McCain Auditorium last week, the entertainment was terrific. Former child sensation Rimes—we were reminded by the “1982” on the stage-backing slide that the singer is still only 32 years old—has a big voice and .

  • K-State sets bowl pep rally start time

    The K-State Alumni Association and K-State Athletics have now announced the location and start time for the public pep rally ahead of the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. The K-State pep rally will be Thursday, Jan. 1, at Freeman .

  • Commission close to decision on clinic purchase

    Pott County Commissioners hope to make a decision soon whether or not to purchase the former medical clinic building at Westmoreland. In responding to questions from Leslie Campbell, health director, commissioners said relocating the health department to the clinic building .

  • Jackpot: Woman takes home $500 in Mercury bingo contest Bingowinner.phatch

    Cecilia Faye Royer wasn’t stretching her luck when she started playing The Manhattan Mercury’s bingo contest in October, she was just playing a game. Royer’s decision to play paid off. She claimed the top prize of $500 Monday .

  • Witnesses testify in kidnapping, robbery case

    Witnesses took the stand last week in Riley County Court where new details were released in an October aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery incident allegedly involving four Manhattan men. According to witnesses Keli Del Lee and Haley Ann Hart, Kansas .

  • Commissioners take issue with new transmission line

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday expressed disapproval of a new power transmission line transecting the county from Jeffrey Energy Center. Commissioners asked County Counselor John Watt to draft a letter asking Westar Energy to consider expanding its right-of-way and upgrading the .


    Marian W. Kelchak, 96, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. She was born March 31, 1918, in Wheeling, W.Va., the daughter of Earl H. and Minnie I. (Hart) Waterhouse. Mrs. Kelchak .

  • ‘The Interview’ must be shown

    We’re with George Clooney and a host of others who think Sony Pictures Entertainment ought to defy North Korea and the so-called Guardians of Peace and show the movie, “The Interview.” Somewhere, anywhere, everywhere. We acknowledge that it’s .


    Lillian C. Pagenkopf, 96, of Herington, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Village in Manhattan. She was born July 14, 1918, near Herington, the daughter Frederick Paul and Dora Augusta (Lawrenz) Albrecht. She is survived by her daughter Deanna Dieker Rundle (.


    Les Frazier, 94, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. Mr. Frazier was an emeritus professor at Kansas State University, serving as a county Extension agent and community development specialist for 41 years. He is survived .

  • RCPD should again provide processing area videos

    To the Editor: I was pleased that on Sunday, Dec. 21, the Manhattan Mercury ran the article dealing with the Riley County Police Department’s change in its video policy with DUI incidents and more specifically, the videos from the “processing .


    Gerald S. Hanna, 80, died on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at his home in Manhattan. Jerry was born on Nov. 15, 1934, in Long Beach, Calif. Memorial services for Jerry will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at the First Congregational United Church .


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