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  • The library is here to help guide you through your learning adventure Librarian.danielle.schapaugh.phatch

    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. .

  • ‘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’.

  • ‘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 .


    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) .


    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 .


    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 .


    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 .


    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 .

  • 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 .

  • Mercy names mission integration director

    Chris McClead has been named the senior director of mission integration for Mercy Regional Health Center. McClead will work with the leaders at Mercy, as well as mission integration leaders at Via Christi to broaden the scope of the Catholic .

  • Parks department hires park superintendent

    Casey Smithson joins Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department as park superintendent. Smithson obtained a Bachelor of Science in park and resource management from Kansas State University. He is a graduate of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and is a .

  • Parks department hires recreation superintendent

    Chris Curtis joins Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department as recreation superintendent. Curtis holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation from Emporia State University, a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Kansas State University, and a Master of Education degree .


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