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  • Obituaries | March 19, 2014


    Delorus A. (Dee) Wright, 88, died Sunday in Leonardville. She was born on Feb. 24, 1926, in Dillon, Kan., the daughter of William and Amanda (Sprecher) Root. Growing up in Enterprise, Dee attended local schools and graduated from Enterprise High School. Early in her life, she was married

  • March 19, 2014


    Judith Kay Smith, 70, died on March 6, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.  Judith was surrounded by family at the time of her death. She born on August 10, 1943 in Leavenworth. Her grandfather, Harvey Green, was an early settler of Leavenworth, and Judith’s children, Wes and

  • Obituaries | March 19, 2014


    Geraldine V. “Geri” Faber, 83, died while surrounded by her beloved family Tuesday. Geri embraced life as a wife and mother. She enjoyed life, traveling and especially her faith and family. She retired as a secretary at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Wichita. 

  • Obituaries | March 19, 2014


    William K. “Bill” Barnett, age 67, of Manhattan, died Tuesday at the Wamego Health Center in Wamego. He was born Jan. 21, 1947, in England. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Letters | March 19, 2014

    More citizen involvement could be of benefit to RCPD

    To the Editor: A letter to the editor I wrote a few years ago drew some discussion regarding the Riley County Law Board. The Sunday Mercury editorial stated that some Law Board members are city and county commissioners and some are “ordinary citizens.” While state

  • Obituaries | March 19, 2014


    Jean Lynette Rundle, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, mentor, and friend died Monday in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 55. The fallen world took her life, after suffering a battle with congestive heart failure for over 11 years. Jean was born the daughter of

  • Letters | March 19, 2014

    Anderson-Hudson crossing is hazardous for children

    To the Editor: I thought I would submit this for publication as I have yet to receive any plan to fix this potential problem. I emailed a version of this letter to the city and/or the mayor of Manhattan through their web link about

  • Obituaries | March 19, 2014


    Kenneth R. Rowe, 87, died in Ottawa Monday. He was born on Sept. 27, 1926, near Manhattan to Charles and Flossie (Keech) Rowe.  He is an alumni of St. George High School. Ken joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17. He was an amphibious

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 18, 2014

    Huelskamp backs off ticket lottery in face of legal concerns


    U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., had a last-minute change of heart Tuesday regarding a ticket lottery that brought up concerns about its legality. An email sent by Huelskamp’s campaign on Monday announced a drawing to win four tickets for the NCAA men’s

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 18, 2014

    Developer takes issue with Excel statements

    WESTMORELAND — A partner in REES Development took issue with statements by Pottawatomie County officials a newspaper article last week regarding proposed improvements to Excel Road north of U.S. Highway 24 east of Manhattan. In a March 13 letter to county commissioners, Robert Riat of rural Wamego

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