• It’s hard to know how to take ‘The Best of Me’ G.w.clift1

    Let’s make a brief inventory of some of the dramatic happenings in the new Nicholas Sparks movie “The Best of Me.” Three murders and a manslaughter. A divorce. Two guys blown off ships at sea. Seven wasted lives. One .

  • Position shift paying off for MHS’ Daveline Soccer2.phatch

    When Tyler Daveline first moved to defense last season for the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team, he wasn’t sure how it would go. A lifelong soccer player, Daveline had always focused his efforts on offense, but on a senior-laden .


    Norma Dee Williams, 83, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan after a lengthy illness. The family provided some of the following information. Dee was born on Oct. 4, 1931, in Topeka, the daughter of Dewey and .


    John (Jack) L. Coty, 75, of Manhattan died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. The family provided some of the following information. John was born in Lafayette, Ind. He graduated from Goodland High School in 1957 and joined the U.S. Air Force.  He married .

  • Tax policies are hurting Kansas

    Shawn Sullivan, the current Kansas budget director. recently wrote a column that concluded, “With the growth in the economy and efficiencies to be found by governing better, the budget will be just fine.”   Essentially, this is the story line put .


    Merlin Charles Geisler, 80, of Leonardville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Merlin was born on Jan. 6, 1934, in Alma, the son of Henry and Ida Biesenthal Geisler. He was married .


    Lyle E. Sylvester, 84, of Clay Center and a longtime resident of Wamego since 1966, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at the Wamego United Methodist Church. .

  • Close enough to hope for more

    OK, the script didn’t end quite as home-town fans had written it. The Royals didn’t win the World Series.  For some folks, that’s all that matters. We, too, are disappointed. But not broken-hearted. The Royals lost .


    Ernest Wayne (Wayne) Bratton, 74, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Wayne was born on Nov. 7, 1939, in rural Eureka, the son of Robert Arthur and Edna Mae (Wheeler) .

  • Paid Endorsement: League has long strived to inform, educate voters

    To the Editor: The only purpose of the League of Women Voters’ recent letter to the Mercury (Oct. 24) was to remind citizens to vote and to share information on voting places and times. Now, though, Bill Felber’s follow-up letter (.


    Daylon D. “Doug” Austin, 48, of St. George, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Doug was born on July 24, 1966, in Joplin, Mo., to Daylon “Dee” and Mary Helen (Gordon) Austin. His family resided in Joplin until 1973 when .

  • Paid Endorsement: Vote for Carlin to show support for her efforts

    To the Editor: Even though Rep. Sydney Carlin has no opposition, you will see her name on the ballot when you vote. Be sure to check her name to show your appreciation for her past efforts in the Kansas Legislature .


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