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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 30, 2013

    Gen. Myers to speak at K-State

    Retired Air Force General Richard Myers is scheduled to speak at Kansas State University on Thursday. Myers, former chairman Join Chiefs of Staff and K-State alum, is to give a presentation, “A National Perspective on Transitioning and Reintegration of Our Military and Families,” at 4 p.

  • Neighbors | September 30, 2013

    Design duo wants people to tap into their own styles


    In the bright and modern office basement of a converted school in Keats, two women are on a mission to get people to decorate their homes without worry. Friends Amanda Purdom, 39, of Manhattan and Eryn Smith, 34, of Keats started AsterHouse Design to help people make

  • Columns | September 30, 2013

    Cameron: an evening conversation

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Yes, I’m a little nervous, and thanks for asking. If you’ve seen any of the announcements tucked away at various places in the paper, you might have noticed that eventually I was going to step in as executive editor of the Mercury. It

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 30, 2013

    Police wrangle escaped bull

    Two officers from the Riley County Police Department were forced to round up an escaped bull Monday morning outside Manhattan. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said police received the call at 8 a.m. to capture the animal in the 4800 block of McDowell Creek Road.

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 30, 2013

    Health department to offer flu shots through December

    If you have a few spare minutes on a Friday morning in October, the Riley County Health Department will give you a flu shot. The health department is sponsoring Flu Shot Friday, a clinic designed to get people to receive their vaccine and avoid waiting

  • Obituaries | September 30, 2013

    Dan A. Lindsey-Shelton

    Dan Lindsey-Shelton, 46, of Manhattan, died Friday at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Dec. 10, 1966, in Manhattan. He was the son of Donald Roy and Donna Faye (Mayer) Shelton. Dan attended Riley schools until his sophomore year when

  • Obituaries | September 30, 2013

    Norma M. Lawrence

    Norma Lawrence, 86, of Manhattan, died Monday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born on Jan. 20, 1927, in Graymont, Ill. and had been a Manhattan resident since 1950. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Obituaries | September 30, 2013

    Irene Phillips

    Irene Phillips, 99, of Prescott, Arizona, formerly of Manhattan, died Sunday in Prescott. Funeral services and full obituary information are pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Obituaries | September 30, 2013

    Verna Ritzert

    Verna Ritzert, 61, of Erie, and a former Manhattan resident, died Wednesday at Labette Health in Parsons. She was born on Aug. 24, 1952, in Manhattan, to Charles and An- nabelle (Herren) Johnston. She grew up in Manhattan and attended Manhattan schools, graduating from Manhattan High School in 1970.

  • Editorials | September 30, 2013

    Just another climate warning?

    Folks who are convinced that climate change is a hoax probably wouldn’t be impressed, but the most recent report on climate change is worth the attention of the world’s leaders and billions of this planet’s less powerful inhabitants. Getting much of the

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