Robert Paterson, 67, of Manhattan, died at his home on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.  Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation..

  • Fort Riley could be ‘vulnerable’

    There was plenty of reason for optimism at the weekend gathering in Overland Park of regional community leaders, as participants recognized that much of the planning in recent years has set the stage for significant progress on several fronts. Yet .

  • Riley County Commission ought to also ‘buy local’

    To the Editor: I was very disappointed to read in the Jan. 5 edition of the Manhattan Mercury that one of the first decisions of the year by our Riley County commissioners was to NOT “buy local.” I understand the dollars .

  • Cats back on the road for Cyclones Marcus1.phatch

    In the past three weeks, things have changed like the wind for the Kansas State men’s basketball team. First, there was the three-game losing streak after Christmas that dropped the Wildcats to 7-7. But since then, K-State has won .

  • As domestic violence awareness increases, police try new tactics Domesticviolence.phatch

    When K-State student Marylouise Kelley first sought help from a domestic violence advocate, all she brought with her were her two children, a backpack full of textbooks and two paper bags holding their clothes. Kelley said she and her children .

  • Aging cat a reminder of childhood

    Aging cat a reminder of childhood Every little girl needs a cat. But I don’t think my parents ever expected my cat to live as long as she has. My mom spotted her under a pile of leaves on .

  • Shatner to bring skills honed over decades to McCain

    Captain’s log, stardate, Jan. 15, 2015. Something amazing happened to me recently that made the nerd in me beam up to indescribable joy. I got to have a phone conversation with William “Bill” Shatner. Yes. THAT William Shatner. Captain James T. .

  • ‘Big Five’ autonomy begins

    OXON HILL, Md.  — Two huge video screens flanked a banner that stretched about the length of a third-and-long and hung behind the dais at the front of an expansive ballroom. On the banner and the screens were the logos .

  • Mustangs rout Chargers Boys3(3).phatch

    LMA — The Rock Creek boys’ basketball team showed why its record going into Friday night was a little different than its opponent. The Mustangs throttled the Wabaunsee Chargers on the road, 71-18, to improve to 8-1. The Chargers dropped to 1.

  • Wabaunsee girls easily handle Rock Creek, 65-48 Girls2.phatch

    ALMA — Wabaunsee’s duo of senior Cara Flach and freshman Karsen Schultz proved to be too much for the Rock Creek girls’ basketball team to handle Friday night in its 65-48 loss. Flach and Schultz finished the night each with 21 .


    Dr. Hayward Gosse Spangler, 76, died December 7, 2014, after a long illness. The family provided some of the following information. He was born July 6, 1938, in Red Bank, N.J. A loving husband of 49 years, Hayward is survived by his wife, Sandra; children, .


    Geraldine Walton, 76, of Manhattan, died on Friday, January 16, 2015, at Homecare and Hospice. Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home..


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