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  • Where are the paper’s endorsements? Wonder1

    Q: Why is it that by now nearly every other newspaper in the state has come out with their endorsements for state and national offices, but yet the Mercury waits until the weekend just prior to Election Day? A: Oh, .

  • 2 companies make equal bids for utilities

    Riley County commissioners entered uncharted territory during a bid opening Thursday morning. The county received bids from Josh Connet Excavation LLC of Manhattan and Larson Construction Inc., also of Manhattan, for utility extensions at University Park and Lakeside Heights. The .

  • Junction City limiting trick-or-treating time

    Junction City is putting a curfew on Halloween festivities this year. The city’s police department announced Tuesday that trick-or-treating will be limited to the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. At 8 p.m., the city will sound its storm .

  • 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. .





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