• Renewed interest in dealing with Wildcat Creek welcome

    To the Editor: I am very encouraged by the recent articles in the Mercury and Wednesday’s editorial about Wildcat Creek. My home is on Wildcat Creek, and although I live high on a bank on the north side of .

  • Absence of fireworks show is a major disappointment

    To the Editor: I want to shame my City of Manhattan. You dropped the ball this year when it comes to the Fourth of July. Not only did you not foot the bill for the fireworks this year, but failed .

  • FRANCES ERDWIEN

    Frances Rosalee Callahan Erdwien, 85, former long-time El Dorado resident, died after a brief illness on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Overland Park surrounded by her loving family. The family provided some of the following information. Frances was born in Manhattan on June 19, 1929, .

  • FRED BARNHART SR.

    Fred Harrison Barnhart, Sr., 90, of Wamego, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Fred was born on Aug. 26, 1923, in Horseheads, N.Y., the son of Harrison and Arrah (.

  • EDGAR HETZLER

    Edgar B. Hetzler, 92, died on Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was born in Onaga on Oct. 19, 1921, to Bernard and Olga. Ed served as a pilot in WWII and eventually retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Lt. Colonel. In 1947, he married .

  • CHARLOTTE A. CARDENAS

    Charlotte Anita Apodaca Cardenas, 67 of Washington, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 in her home. She was born Feb. 23, 1947, in Denver to Seferino and Viola (Garcia) Apodaca. Survivors include her husband, Domingo Sr. of Washington; children, Lisa Smith (Luke) of Belleville, Tina Manzola .

  • DAROLD UKENA

    Darold O. Ukena, 91, died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on June 7, 1923, in Greenleaf, the son of Gerhardt and Emma (Wiechmann) Ukena. Funeral Services and a complete obituary are pending. They will be .

  • Fourth of July festivities, MAC camp and more

    SUNDAY Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31. People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of .

  • Headliners Bryan and Church wow Country Stampede crowds Ericchurch.phatch

    There’s the church you can go to on Sunday mornings, and then there’s Eric Church, the star tens of thousands of worshipping fans flocked to see Saturday night at Tuttle Creek State Park for the 19th annual Kicker .

  • Stampede campers find creative ways to whip up some grub Moonshine.phatch

    Music is the main event at Country Stampede, but refreshments are what keeps the party going. That’s especially true in the festival campgrounds, where the smell of cooking meat permeates the air and red Solo cups are abundant. The .

  • Volunteer efforts boost Wamego’s fireworks show Wamegofireworks-2.phatch

    The plans for Wamego’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show begin on July 5. “The day after we start thinking about what will make the show more effective,” said Neil Ebert, a member of the volunteer group that puts on .

  • A day at the campgrounds Bradyroping.phatch

    Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed colleagues, families, friends, and guests reading these words at this very moment, I am about to take you on a whimsical journey 24 hours in the making. For the next few minutes (or however long it takes .





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