Happy Holidays! How many times have you said that? It just comes out naturally – to store clerks, to the kid filling your fast-food order, to the mailman, to people passing by in the mall. And of course, they’re smiling in return, wishing you the
To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to the Manhattan community for its support of the fourth annual “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive, held Nov. 21-22 in memory of our son, Kevin Coffey. Thanks to the many local residents who literally
To the Editor: Bill O’Reilly called Nelson Mandela a communist after hearing of his death. With one slap of a single word, O’Reilly meant to derail all of the praise and sorrow that was pouring in from all over the world. And Dick
To the Editor: On Wednesday 11 December, The Mercury published yet another editorial illustration lampooning the American T.E.A. Party movement, this time from liberal cartoonist Gary Markstein. Considering that the T.E.A. Party at-large is the one group whose every prediction over the
Ruth V. Hohman, 97, of Clay Center, died Sunday at Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.
Irene Alcantar Cepeda, 87, of Manhattan and formerly of Los Angeles, died Friday at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. The family provided some of the following information. She was born in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, 1926. Irene retired from the Los Angeles Housing
Updates from Monday morning’s Riley County Commission meeting: • The commission heard from Bill Clark, executive director of the Flint Hills Regional Council, who updated them on the Flint Hills Frontiers project. Clark said the main focus is regionalism. “We’re doing together what we
Larry W. Paquette, 71, of Junction City died Thursday at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The family provided some of the following information. Larry was born on July 12, 1942, in Miltonvale to William J. and Mildred P. (Zahn) Paquette. He graduated from Clay Center High School
Brian Setzer, who appeared in K-State’s McCain Auditorium last week, is a remarkable musician. He must have been born with huge talent and then he must have spent the last forty or so years lying around the house with an arch top Gretsch guitar
Even though the shots haven’t always fallen on offense, the Kansas State men’s basketball team has by and large played good defense this season. (Kansas State’s Marcus Foster tries to get past Troy’s Hunter Williams on Sunday night at Bramlage Coliseum.
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