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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 27, 2014

    Hundreds volunteer in search for woman

    About 475 people volunteered to help search for a missing St. George woman on Saturday, according to a count by the Riley County Fire Department. Laurie Harrison, emergency management coordinator for the fire department, said the volunteers focused search efforts for Jane Peterson, 56, around Tuttle Cove

  • Area Schools | January 27, 2014

    Frankfort 54, Doniphan West 49

    In Frankfort’s final consolation game at the Twin Valley League tournament, the Wildcats overcame a nine-point halftime deficit with a strong second half, outscoring Doniphan West by 10 in the third quarter and by four in the fourth to complete the rally. Adam Koch scored 15

  • Neighbors | January 27, 2014

    Grad student wants to use degree to help addicts

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    Kristy Soloski is a Ph.D. student at Kansas State University in human ecology. She decided to focus her degree on drug abuse because of some family members. “Substance abuse is something that is near and dear to my heart,” she said. “I’ve had

  • Local | January 27, 2014

    Stampede announces complete 2014 lineup

    Country Stampede has added five acts to complete the 2014 lineup. Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Will Hoge and The Railers will perform at the four-day music festival June 26-29 in Manhattan. Those performers join previously announced musicians Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Chris Young, Joe

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 27, 2014

    City to discuss changes to sign regulations

    City commissioners during Tuesday’s work session plan to discuss changing regulations to include digital signs in Manhattan. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the City Commission Room at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave. Commissioners directed city officials to update the regulations “to address

  • Obituaries | January 27, 2014

    FRANCES BAKER STEPHENS

    Frances Charlene Baker Stephens, 83, of El Dorado, died on Saturday at Vintage Place from natural causes. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Jan. 4, 1931, in Marked Tree, Ark., to George & Evelyn Laird.  She had a sixth grade education

  • Obituaries | January 27, 2014

    ROGER WEEKS

    Roger Waldean Weeks, 64, of Westmoreland, formerly of Louisville, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his home. He was a longtime resident of the area. Roger was born Aug. 14, 1949, in Marysville, the son of Frank H. and Jessie Louise Hale Weeks. He graduated from high school in Connell,

  • Obituaries | January 27, 2014

    MARVIN MOORMANN

    Marvin Christopher Henry Moormann, 91, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on Sept. 15, 1922, in the Strawberry Township in Washington County, the son of John and Martha (Pruser) Moormann.  He was presented to the Lord in

  • Obituaries | January 27, 2014

    VIOLET LAWSON BLANCK

    Violet O. Lawson Blanck, 81, Manhattan, died early Monday morning Jan. 27, 2014, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born on Feb. 8, 1932, on a farm near Longton, the daughter of Harrison and Eliza (Myers) Murphy. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by

  • Letters | January 27, 2014

    True regional transportation would be a big step forward

    To the Editor: It was refreshing to read in Thursday’s Mercury that our county commissioners are championing the creation of regional transportation. This is the first significant step to a regional transportation solution for the Manhattan metropolitan area. Unfortunately, transportation issues in medium-sized cities


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