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    Charles J. Kearby, 86, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born May 7, 1929, in Hillham, Indiana, the son of Charles and Elnora (Brosmer) Kearby. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced .


    Adele Vogelsang, 96, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at the Homestead Assisted Living in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Adele was born Jan. 8, 1919, in Weehawken, New Jersey, the daughter of Carl and Louise (Schaefer) Bleisteiner. She grew .


    Karla Mae Coleman, 60, of Garden City, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at her home after a long struggle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. Karla was born Sept. 29, 1954, to Delmas and Melva (Grupe) McKnight in Wichita. She married .

  • McCrane strives for kicking perfection Mccrane sm.mercury

    Matthew McCrane was nearly perfect for Kansas State last season. And he never expected to attempt a single field goal for the Wildcats. McCrane was pushed into his role as the Wildcats’ kicker after Jack Cantele faltered during second game .

  • Scenic byway proposal tabled

    Riley County commissioners on Monday voted to table a proposal to extend the state’s Native Stone Scenic Byway into the county. The byway, dedicated in 2007, currently runs for 48 miles through the Flint Hills, from Kansas Highway 4 in Shawnee County, .

  • K-State student shot, killed in Chicago

    A Kansas State University student died in her hometown of Chicago Thursday after she was shot while walking in the south side of the city. Briona White, 22, died after she was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. An investigator with .

  • Former Manhattan surgeon arrested for sexual assault of 16-year-old

    A Junction City orthopedic surgeon who previously practiced in Manhattan is out on bond after being arrested for aggravated sexual battery. Dr. Allan Holliday Jr. was arrested July 30 by Junction City Police Department officers after a 16-year-old victim filed a .

  • Wamego Head Start closed this year

    The Head Start classroom in Wamego will not be opening for the school year after the Northeast Kansas Community Action Program Inc., announced a decision to close it last week. Along with the Wamego location, NEK-CAP Inc., will be closing .

  • Retired Army officer finds fulfillment as teacher, hunting guide Neighbor.mercury

    David McNeal has had a few chapters in his life. He spent four years in the Marine Corps, where he learned Vietnamese and deployed to Vietnam as an infantryman executing search-and-destroy missions. He later transferred to the Army, where he .

  • Fire causes $5,000 in damage to apartment

    An apartment building at the University Crossing complex, 2215 College Ave., suffered about $5,000 damage after a kitchen fire Saturday evening. According to a report from the Manhattan Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the three-story building after a structure fire was .

  • Wolf confronts Moran

    Former tea party-backed candidate Dr. Milton Wolf confronted Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran at a town hall meeting Monday in Wamego over the state medical board’s past investigation of Wolf’s license as Wolf was running for office. Wolf declined .

  • ‘Fighter jets’ again infiltrate Mercury; eliminate them

    ‘Fighter jets’ again infiltrate Mercury; eliminate them To the Editor: Well, I see that the Op-Ed Page…or is it the Ed-Op Page… has allowed the introduction of “fighter jets” once more. Where does the professor get his information? Surely .


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