• Attractions to catch if you’re going to the Alamo Bowl

    Wildcat fans heading to Alamo Bowl have brought out the green monster in me. When I realized that some of my co-workers would be going to San Antonio, Texas, to cover the game, I was very jealous. I spent two .

  • Does anyone really like getting old? Megan.moser1

    My grandmother turned 99 last month. I’m not sure she was happy about it. We celebrated with a small party at the nursing home where she lives, and I brought chocolate cupcakes and hot coffee, two things I knew she .

  • Sheriff’s office seeks owner of survey tools

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help to locate the owner of found property.  Several surveying tools were found near 10800 School Creek Road, according to a press release from Sheriff Greg Riat. The tools include a theodolite, .


    Margery Elaine Kuhn, 78, of Fayetteville, died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. She was born in Kingsley, Iowa on Jan. 11, 1936, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Tony and Lola Carter Sr. She was a licensed real estate .


    Bea Mullin, 94, of Manhattan, died Dec. 13, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills-Lyle House. She was born May 27, 1920, in Omaha, Nebraska. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave.. Manhattan, KS 66502..


    Robert C. Buchanan, 83, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. He was born on June 20, 1931, in Manhattan, the son of Claude L. and Letta Mae (Caleson) Buchanan.  He graduated from Manhattan High School in 1949.  .


    Lorna C. Stigge, 87, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. She was born on April 5, 1927, at the family home in Washington County, the daughter of Karl William and Clara Marie (Meyer) Blanken. Funeral service information and a .


    Lucille Hart, 84, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Dec. 13, 2014, at St. Luke’s East Hospital, in Lee’s Summit, Mo. She was born Jan. 1, 1930, in Flush, the daughter of Otto and Louise (Bechtel) Oppy. On June 30, 1947, at St. Patrick’s Catholic .

  • Partisanship diminishes report

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, didn’t distinguish herself with regard to the Select Committee’s report on the CIA’s torture of terrorists and terrorism suspects. Not that the report’s accounts .

  • Flint Hills Messiah Chorus part of dazzling NYC show

    To the Editor: On Sunday, Nov. 30, the Flint Hills Messiah Chorus from Kan-sas joined Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) for “Handel’s Messiah” at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. DCINY’s annual presentation of the 1959 re-orchestration of the .

  • Discovery Center must change to become popular

    To the Editor I understand The Mercury is reporting about the Flint Hills Discovery Center and downtown redevelopment, generally, in today’s paper. In that regard it’s interesting, although not sur-prising, that the museum is losing money hand-over-fist. Many .

  • Computers are not substitutes for teachers

    To the Editor: This is in response to Bill Felber’s column, “Why do we teach the way we do?” I understand that there are flaws in our educational system. However, having taught for 40 years, including geometry, I do not .


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