Florence Clara Abitz, 90, of Wheaton, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The family provided some of the following information: Florence was born June 26, 1926, in Bremen. She was the daughter of Rudolf and Clara Riggert Stohs. She married Chester Abitz on Nov. 23, 1950, in Bremen. .


    Lucien “Lou” J. Poulin, Jr., 68, died on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan. Friends are invited to join the family at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 for a toast to Lou at the Little Grill, 6625 Dyer Rd., Manhattan. .


    David Scott Campbell, 49, of Manhattan, formerly of Mission, died Saturday afternoon, Feb. 11, 2017, at the Overland Park Regional Hospital. The family provided some of the following information: David was born in Kingston, New York, on Dec. 24, 1967. He was the son of .

  • Best wishes, Coach Snyder

    The first thing to say: Best wishes, Coach. We’re thinking of you. We’re thinking of Bill Snyder, of course. He’s the football coach at K-State, and he revealed earlier this week that he has throat cancer. He .

  • Kim family saga

    Kim Jong Nam wasn’t exactly a household name, except perhaps in the household of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un. And if, perchance, the latter Kim was worried about the former Kim, who was his half-brother, he can move .

  • Change MHS mascot; ‘education’ won’t work

    To the Editor: How long will the Mercury continue to print the trite and vacuous pleas of the Brothers Felber for the retention of the Indian mascot at Manhattan High SchEool? The community has had four or five opportunities since 1970 .

  • There’s action aplenty in latest ‘John Wick’ film

    The “John Wick” films are provocative gestures aimed at the makers of December movies like “Collateral Beauty” and “Manchester by the Sea.” “Soul searching?” the action movies seem to say. “We don’t need no soul searching in our entertainments. .

  • Wildcats open final six-game stretch

    Now done with a brutal three-game schedule against top 15-ranked teams, the Kansas State men’s basketball team is entering the final stretch. The Wildcats host Iowa State on Wednesday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2 with hopes of breaking out .

  • Indians use defense to beat Topeka High

    Manhattan head boys basketball coach Benji George thought it would take three more good defensive possessions to beat Topeka High a second time. He got them. The Indians beat the Trojans, 66-51, on Tuesday. Last time, the teams went to .

  • MHS girls beat Topeka High for season sweep

    Despite a similar lopsided score — this one was 77-49 in Manhattan’s favor — the Indians saw a very different Topeka High girls basketball team on Tuesday. “We got a lot of turnovers last time and jumped out at them hard .

  • On Bill Snyder, throat cancer and recovery

    Coach Bill Snyder’s announcement Monday he’s in treatment for throat cancer brings back personal memories to me that offer confidence he will bounce back as K-State football’s head man. My own throat cancer diagnosis nearly two decades .

  • POTT COUNTY: Speed plan dies in crash with public opinion

    A proposal to lower speed limits in Pottawatomie County has apparently breathed its last breath. Two motions proffered by county commissioners Monday to move the plan forward in some form died for lack of a second, essentially killing the proposal .


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