• Ohio police seek suspect in Garrett’s death

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are searching for a man accused of killing a former Kansas State University football player outside a nightclub on Oct. 11. A Cleveland police spokeswoman could not say Thursday whether 26-year-old David Garrett was a bystander or was .

  • Indians looking to end on a positive note

    On paper, the Manhattan High football team’s season-ending trip to Washburn Rural doesn’t look like a competitive matchup. The Junior Blues have just two wins on the season, a pair of romps over undermanned Topeka West and Highland .

  • 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 D. WILLIAMS

    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 L. COTY

    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

    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

    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 BRATTON

    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 (.





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