Sunday, July 5, 2015


  • Local |Business | July 03, 2015

    Fundraising campaign to double donations

    Donors can double their money beginning this weekend when they give to a fund that benefits young people. Donations will be accepted from Sunday through Labor Day for the Yes! (Youth Empowerment for Success) Fund, which has provided support to after-school programs for more than 20

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 03, 2015

    Man arrested in Pott County after high-speed chase

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department on Friday said it arrested a man in connection with a shooting and high-speed chase that took place Thursday in Riley and Pottawatomie counties. Travis Doughty, 19, Leavenworth, was taken into custody by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department for

  • General Activities | July 03, 2015

    Buhler beats 17ers again, 4-2

    The first time the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers played Buhler this season, they were run-ruled by nine runs in a game at the Tournament of Champions. Just a month later, the 17ers’ improvements were obvious, but yet still a loss, as the Buhler Nationals

  • Editorials | July 03, 2015

    Let’s toast this great nation

    The Fourth of July might have a little more meaning if more Americans had a better understanding of the tension colonists felt in the summer of 1776 and the risks involved in writing and signing the Declaration of Independence. Those were acts of treason, the penalty

  • Letters | July 03, 2015

    Legislature needn’t meddle in local government matters

    To the Editor: Shades of “Big Brother.” According to an Associated Press article in Sunday’s Mercury, the Kansas Legislature proposes to limit how local government can spend revenue increases generated by increases in property values. Cities, counties and townships are closer to their voters

  • Letters | July 03, 2015

    Westar’s proposed solar rates target family systems

    To the Editor: Solar energy is naturally democratic. Like rain, it falls on your house and mine. And unlike coal, nuclear power or natural gas, it’s hard for monopolies to corner the market. You own the wiring in your house and its roof, and

  • Letters | July 03, 2015

    People make the difference, and people here are great!

    To the Editor: The girl who came to America 10 short months ago had no confidence in herself and a terrible lack of self-esteem. The girl who’s going back to Norway is much more confident, has an agreeable amount of self esteem and a slightly

  • Obituaries | July 03, 2015


    Michael James Kennedy, 48, of Frankfort, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at the Salina Regional Medical Center in Salina, surrounded by his wife and family. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Frankfort. Funeral Mass will

  • Obituaries | July 03, 2015


    Sylvia L. Nelson, 83, of Manhattan, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Additional obituary and service information will be announced at a later time by the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • Obituaries | July 03, 2015


    Clark E. Linders, 62, of Manhattan, passed away Thursday morning, July 2, 2015, at his home, surrounded by family. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on April 2, 1953, in Red Bud, Illinois, the son of Robert E and Beryl A. (Wesche) Linders. Clark was

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