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Lifestyle

  • Arts & Leisure | January 07, 2015

    2014 was better for live theater than films

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    In most respects, 2014 was a mighty good year in the Manhattan area for those who like the performing arts. Consider the live shows produced within an easy drive of Twelfth and Moro. I saw memorable and amusing performances in K-State’s McCain Auditorium, Chapman Theater,

  • Area Schools | January 07, 2015

    Burkholder steps down at Wamego

    Just weeks after being named The Mercury’s All-Flint Hills Coach of the Year for 2014, Wamego’s Dale Burkholder has announced he is stepping down as head football coach after four years at the helm. Burkholder helped turn around a Red Raiders squad that hadn’

  • Area Schools | January 07, 2015

    Rock Creek boys edge Falcons, 63-57

    At Riley, the Mustangs held on to win, 63-57, Tuesday night, using a strong third quarter to take the lead for good despite the best efforts of a hot-shooting Riley County squad. The Falcons led 32-31 at halftime, but were outscored by seven in the

  • Area Schools | January 07, 2015

    Washington Co. 67, BV-Randolph 19

    At Washington, the Tigers led 42-10 at halftime before calling off the dogs in the second half against Blue Valley. The Rams were led by Haydn Budenbender’s nine points, with Bradley Young adding eight points. It doesn’t get any easier for Blue Valley

  • Obituaries | January 07, 2015

    JACK PARR

    John Mays Parr, Jr. (Jack), 78, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at his home in Lindsborg. The family provided the following information. Jack was born on March 13, 1936, in Louisville, Ky. He was raised in Richmond, Va., where he attended St. Christopher’s Episcopal Prep School. He came to

  • Obituaries | January 07, 2015

    BRIAN K. BAWDEN

    Brian Kennett Bawden, 48, of Holton, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, with his family by his side. The family provided the following information. Brian was born Dec. 14, 1966, the son of Kennett D. and Clara M. (Barton) in Oklahoma City.  He graduated from vocational school in Manhattan and

  • Obituaries | January 07, 2015

    GLADYS MARIE McCRACKEN

    Gladys Marie (Bednar) McCracken, 90, of Belleville, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at the Republic County Hospital in Belleville. The family provided the following information. Gladys was born on Oct. 24, 1924, the daughter of Joseph Bednar and Stella Elizabeth (Kauer) Bednar, on the family farm west of Cuba, Kan.

  • Obituaries | January 07, 2015

    ROBERT THEODORE CHILCOTT

    Robert “Bub” Theodore Chilcott, Jr., 65, of Westmoreland, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at the University of Kansas Hospital. The family provided the following information. Robert was born April 22, 1949, in Manhattan, the son of Robert Sr. and Juanita Umscheid Chilcott.  He attended Westmoreland schools and graduated from

  • Obituaries | January 07, 2015

    CHESTER F. ALLEN

    Chester F. Allen, 77, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on Aug. 1, 1937, in Manhattan, and had been a lifetime area resident. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616

  • Area Schools | January 07, 2015

    Valley Heights 61, Onaga 47

    At Onaga, the Mustangs took a 19-7 lead into the second quarter and managed to hold off Onaga the rest of the way, playing the Buffaloes even the final three quarters in the win. Elijah Smith scored 17 points for Valley Heights to lead all scorers,


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