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    Betty Sue Silva, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, surrounded by her husband, sister, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Betty Silva was born on Nov. 20, 1940, in Dover, Ark.  On June 24, 1961, she married her one true .


    Irene F. Irwin, 83, of Leonardville, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at the Leonardville Cemetery with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating.  Additional obituary information .


    Leigh Glenn Poston, 62, of Manhattan, died Monday morning, Nov. 3, 2014, at his residence. The family provided the following information. He was born on June 23, 1952, in Gunnison, Colo., the son of Warren Glenn and Jean (Watanabe) Poston.  The family moved to .


    Kenneth D. Donelson, 92, a longtime resident of Iowa City, Iowa, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills Wroten House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Ken was born on Nov. 7, 1921, in Ogden, Iowa, to Everett and Grace Donelson. His .


    George M. Schmidt, 95, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Autumn Hills in Riley. The family provided the following information. He was born June 1, 1919, in Tescott, the son of the Harry and Rebecca M. (McCormick) Schmidt. George graduated from .

  • Wildcats survive, rally to beat ESU Ksuwbb22.phatch

    Everything came together for the Kansas State women’s basketball team, eventually. The only problem is that it took more than 39 minutes on Monday night, yet it was still enough for the Wildcats to survive and defeat Emporia State, 54-50, .

  • Waters semifinalist for Maxwell

    Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters is one of 20 semifinalists for the 2014 Maxwell Award, given annually to the College Player of the Year, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. Waters is the second Wildcat in the last three years to be .

  • Salon owner starts second career with home store Neighbor.phatch

    Ralph Diaz is trying something new. After owning Gaia Salon since 1999, he sold his share of the business this year to open a new “interior home decor boutique” business, The Winged Lion. “At 55, people think, ‘Oh, you’re crazy,’” he .

  • Higher turnout expected Tuesday

    With the midterm election coming up Tuesday, Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo on Monday updated county commissioners on advance voting numbers, and this year’s statistics exceed that of 2010’s midterm election. As of the close of the advance voting .

  • Roberts’ Snyder ad won’t run anymore

    Sen. Pat Roberts’ re-election campaign has dropped a controversial commercial featuring K-State football coach Bill Snyder from its advertising rotation. A spokesman for the Roberts campaign told The Mercury on Monday that the ad had completed its scheduled run on .

  • City to get auditorium update

    The Manhattan City Commission will receive an update on Tuesday about the Parks and Recreation offices and City Auditorium project. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. In June, commissioners gave their support for moving the parks department .

  • 2 who showed college students can handle elected office

    Ben Wilson, a 21-year-old K-State student and music major pulled off the upset in August primaries when he beat out incumbent Dave Lewis by 66 votes for the District 1 seat in the Riley County Commission. With no challenger in Tuesday’s .


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