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  • Obituaries | January 23, 2014


    Ruth Anna Glanzer Schrum, 90, of Manhattan, died Sunday surrounded by family at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The family provided some of the following information. Ruth was born on March 22, 1923, to Johannah Louise Rothlisberger and Henry Glanzer of Peach Grove in Riley County.  She

  • Obituaries | January 23, 2014


    JoAnn Johannes, 83, of Hanover, passed away on Wednesday at Bryan Memorial Hospital-East, in Lincoln, Neb. JoAnn was born Jan. 19, 1931, at New Town, Mo. to Clarence A. and Dorothy D. (Harper) Swearingen.  Survivors include her son Donald C. Johannes and wife Jacque of Cabot, Ark.;

  • Obituaries | January 23, 2014


    Anthony “Tony” Foster, 70, of Topeka formerly of Belleville, died on Dec. 29, 2013. He was a retired business professor at Cloud County Community College, Junction City campus. Survivors include daughters, Tonya Foster-Bell and Tara Foster Gee (Steve); son Charles Foster; 10 grandchildren; special friend, Jane Boys of Wamego.

  • Obituaries | January 23, 2014


    Thomas Michael Sherry, 58, of Scottsbluff, Neb., died Dec. 18, 2013. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Dec. 12, 1955 in Burlingame to Helen Louise (Carlat) and Tom W. Sherry. He lived in Manhattan for many years, graduating from Manhattan High School in 1974. He was

  • Women's Basketball | January 23, 2014

    No. 12 Baylor slams K-State women, 71-48

    WACO, Texas — Baylor had just lost two straight games, including an embarrassing loss at Kansas last weekend that snapped the Bears’ 44-game Big 12 winning streak. On Wednesday, Kansas State paid the price for the Jayhawks’ upset victory, as the 12th-ranked Bears bounced back in a

  • Manhattan High School | January 23, 2014

    Indians win dual with Emporia

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    Despite a scheduling quirk that turned a quadrangular meet into just a dual with Emporia, the Manhattan High swimming and diving team managed to come out on top Wednesday afternoon at the KSU Natatorium. The Indians won the shorter-than-usual meet 175-130 over the Spartans, winning

  • Manhattan High School | January 23, 2014

    Indians travel to Emporia Friday

    With a trip to McPherson for the 19th-annual Mid-America Classic looming next week, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team might be tempted to overlook Friday’s game at Emporia. The Indians pounded on the Spartans in a December home win, winning by 26 in a game

  • Local |Education | January 23, 2014

    District short $3.2M for 2015

    Early projections show USD 383 having $3.2 million less in its fiscal year 2015 budget authority than the FY14 budget approved in August, according to information presented at the USD 383 school board meeting Wednesday. “That’s not a pretty picture,” budget director Lew Faust said. The term “budget

  • Editorials | January 23, 2014

    Schrum believed in Manhattan

    With the death of Ruth Schrum at age 90 on Sunday, Manhattan has lost a committed community and political activist. Mrs. Schrum wore many hats during her life. She was an educator and a businesswoman who with her husband, Neil, owned both the Balloon Boutique Gift

  • Editorials | January 23, 2014

    Good work, RCPD

    For Riley County residents accustomed to consistent, effective law enforcement, word that the rate at which serious crimes occur in the county dropped considerably in the last five years comes as no surprise. As a story in Wednesday’s Mercury reported, the incidence of serious

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