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  • Fire causes $7,000 damage to Rocky Ford mobile home Fire2.phatch

    There were no injuries in a fire that destroyed a mobile home near Tuttle Creek dam Tuesday at Rocky Ford Trailer Park. The trailer, 6234 Blue Jay Lane, was incinerated before fire crews could arrive at the scene. The total estimated .

  • Fairy Godmothers grateful for support of tournament

    To the Editor: It is with much appreciation that I write to acknowledge the generosity of our Manhattan community in its support of the Fairy Godmothers Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 6. The tournament was a great success due to our .

  • Police arrest shooting victim

    A man who was shot in the face and thought to be a victim in an attempted robbery on Friday was arrested Tuesday as a suspect. Christopher Allen Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., was arrested for the robbery charge along with conspiracy .

  • Actors, readers deserve more from reviews of plays

    To the Editor: I’ve been wondering for a long time how the Mercury defines “critique” or “review.” As a longtime performer and participant in the arts in Manhattan, I am an avid reader of the critiques of the plays .

  • Speaker: Students’ value to universities often hidden

    Students are already workers, but the value they bring to their schools isn’t so obvious, according to lecturer Marc Bousquet. Bousquet, an associate professor of English at Emory University, spoke at Kansas State University Tuesday as a part of .

  • Well-known priest, Fr. Carl A. Kramer, dead at 88

    Fr. Carl A. Kramer, 88, of Hays, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Via Christi Villages in Hays. The family provided some of the following information. Fr. Carl was born on Nov. 29, 1925, in Ogden. He was one of four children born to Leo .

  • THOMAS E. EKART

    Thomas Earl Ekart, 74, died on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at his home in Manhattan surrounded by his family. The family provided some of the following information. Tom was born in Flush, the son of Anthony D. and Angela (Umscheid) Ekart. At the .

  • ROBERT WAYNE HERTZEL

    Bob Hertzel, 66, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Good Shepherd Home and Hospice in Manhattan, surrounded by family and friends. The family provided some of the following information. Robert “Bob” Hertzel was born on Oct. 5, 1948, in Beatrice, Neb., to Arthur and Dorothy (.

  • OLIVIER V. DE SMEDT

    Olivier Valentijn De Smedt, 39, of Lakewood, Colo., died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at Collier Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information. Olivier was born on Feb. 12, 1975, in Sint Niklaas, Belgium, the oldest of two children born to Valeer August .

  • DONALD WAYNE ANDERSON

    Donald Wayne Anderson, 84, of Alma, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Center. He was born Aug. 31, 1930, in rural Alma, the son of Oliver and Minnie Weber Anderson. He graduated from Alma High School and served in the .

  • Vibraphonist, bassist featured in Topeka

    TOPEKA — The fourth concert in Topeka Jazz Workshop’s 46th concert season will be Sunday and will feature Chuck Redd, a vibraphonist and drummer, and Nicki Parrott, bass and vocals.  Accompanying them will be Kansas City pianist Roger Wilder .

  • HELEN E. HORTON

    Helen E. Horton, 96, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Jan. 20, 1918, in Douglas County and had been a Manhattan resident since 1989, moving from Junction City. Additional obituary information and service .





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