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    Donald H. Bechtel, 90, of Manhattan, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 12, 1926, in Manhattan, and had been a lifetime Manhattan resident. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral .


    Elizabeth “Liz” Marie Meyer, 30, of rural St. George, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Liz was born in Manhattan on Nov. 14, 1986. She was the daughter of Doug Meyer and Melissa .

  • In baseball story, big personalities collide

    Aaron Pauls Contributing writer I can tell you right off the bat that if you aren’t interested in baseball, you can safely stop reading this review, as there’s little chance you’ll like “The Pine Tar Game.” Of .

  • Book recommendations for young naturalists and outdoor lovers

    Early spring days of tree buds and hungry birds make me look for books that include the outdoors. Here are some great new children’s books for nature lovers. “Applesauce Weather,” by award-winning poet Helen Frost, is a gentle story .

  • Poland increasingly at odds with EU

    Only someone who has lived in Poland and dealt extensively with Poles could hope to understand the current political battle involving the Polish government and the election of Poland’s former president, Donald Tusk, as president of the European Council. .

  • Marshall’s comments about the poor troubling

    To the Editor: As family physicians, we were dismayed to read recent comments from Rep. Roger Marshall when he was asked about Medicaid expansion. He stated: “Just like Jesus said, ‘The poor will always be with us.’ ... There is a .

  • Gorsuch wasn’t heartless in Grace Hwang ruling

    To the Editor: I sympathize with the Hwang family. However, their article in Thursday’s Manhattan Mercury attacking Judge Neil Gorsuch, a Supreme Court nominee, does not give a full and fair representation of the situation regarding their family member .

  • Bearcats end K-State’s season, 75-61 Wesley

    Mark Billingsley Special to The Mercury SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It was a tale of two halves for Wesley Iwundu. Unfortunately for the No. 11 Kansas State Wildcats, this tale had a sad ending Friday night in Sacramento, California, against No. 6 Cincinnati. The .


    Barbara Davies Higham, 89, of Manhattan, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community — Wroten House in Manhattan. She was born on May 30, 1927, to Everett and Dorothy Davies of Scranton, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, .


    Larry Martin Peak, 71, died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The family provided some of the following information. He was born in Wichita in 1945. Larry established a successful private mental health practice in Manhattan, followed by working as a counselor .


    Jeanne F. (Olson) Dray, 67, died on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Jeanne was born and raised in Manhattan. She was the daughter of Kenneth Le-Roy Olson and Nina Lee (Collins) Olson. Her mother .

  • Prayer, music keys to Scott’s century Pearl

    When Pearl Scott looked around at the people who had come to celebrate her birthday, she was amazed. “It’s a very happy day,” Scott said. “I knew they were coming but I didn’t know there would be this .


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