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  • June 28, 2015

    Dunne instrumental in creating swim team in 1965

    B8-marlins.mercury

    When Pat Dunne met Don Duncan more than 50 years ago at Dunne’s Pharmacy in downtown Manhattan, competitive swimming in Manhattan was quite uncommon. Kansas State had a swim team at that time, but for the youth of the Little Apple, swimming was something you

  • Obituaries | June 28, 2015

    TRACY PERROTTA

    Tracy Anne (Fallon) Perrotta, 58, of Erie passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, after a long fight with Alzheimer’s. She was at her residence surrounded by family. The family provided some of the following information. Tracy was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, on Nov. 16, 1956, a daughter

  • Obituaries | June 28, 2015

    BETTY SCOVILLE

    Betty Joyce Scoville, 88, a longtime resident of Wamego, Wichita and Manhattan, passed away on March 14, 2015, in Surprise, Arizona. The family provided some of the following information. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Nellie Palmer; daughter, Cheryl Scoville Mertz; sister, Verna (Lloyd)

  • Obituaries | June 28, 2015

    FRANCIS LEVENSON

    Francis Flo Levenson, 94, of Manhattan, died June 27, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Sloan House. She was born Nov. 22, 1920, in California. Complete obituary and service information will be announced at a later time by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Obituaries | June 28, 2015

    MARY FRITZSON

    Mary Elizabeth Fritzson, 83, of St. George, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. The family provided some of the following information. On Oct. 24, 1931, Mary was born to August and Hazel (Griffith) Dornbusch Sr. in rural Wamego. She attended grade

  • June 28, 2015

    ‘Kansas Experiment’ a resounding success, but…

    To the Editor: As a recently retired KSU social scientist, I have always been interested in real-world experiments based on behavior. In Kansas, of course, we have been subjects in a very real experiment involving elimination of business income taxes. In real-world behavioral research, there

  • Editorials | June 28, 2015

    Court made right decision

    Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling, which effectively legalized same-sex marriage across the country, is the right decision at the right time. It both exalts marriage as an institution and reflects the changing opinion of the American public, 55 percent of whom, according to a recent

  • June 28, 2015

    Two RCPD police officers to retire

    Two police officers will retire from the Riley County Police Department, effective Wednesday. Police Officer Kevin Baker began his career with the department in May 1989 as a police officer. He will retire after 26 years of service. A retirement reception will be held in his honor

  • June 28, 2015

    Chamber promotes three, hires one

    Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce promoted three employees and hired a communications director. Kim Dahlsten was advanced to vice president of membership. She has been with the chamber for eight years after 12 years in the banking industry. As vice president, Dahlsten develops and implements all

  • June 28, 2015

    Charlson and Wilson hires attorney

    Chris Bailey, an attorney in private practice for the last two years and a 20-year veteran of the Kansas Department for Children and Families, has joined Charlson and Wilson Bonded Abstracters. An attorney, Bailey, a 1993 graduate of the University Of Kansas School Of Law, has


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