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  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | December 23, 2014

    Commissioners take issue with new transmission line

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday expressed disapproval of a new power transmission line transecting the county from Jeffrey Energy Center. Commissioners asked County Counselor John Watt to draft a letter asking Westar Energy to consider expanding its right-of-way and upgrading the current transmission line rather than

  • Obituaries | December 23, 2014


    Marian W. Kelchak, 96, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. She was born March 31, 1918, in Wheeling, W.Va., the daughter of Earl H. and Minnie I. (Hart) Waterhouse. Mrs. Kelchak graduated from Tridelphia High School

  • Editorials | December 23, 2014

    ‘The Interview’ must be shown

    We’re with George Clooney and a host of others who think Sony Pictures Entertainment ought to defy North Korea and the so-called Guardians of Peace and show the movie, “The Interview.” Somewhere, anywhere, everywhere. We acknowledge that it’s easy from our vantage point

  • Obituaries | December 23, 2014


    Lillian C. Pagenkopf, 96, of Herington, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Village in Manhattan. She was born July 14, 1918, near Herington, the daughter Frederick Paul and Dora Augusta (Lawrenz) Albrecht. She is survived by her daughter Deanna Dieker Rundle (Lauren) of Clay Center; brother

  • Obituaries | December 23, 2014


    Les Frazier, 94, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. Mr. Frazier was an emeritus professor at Kansas State University, serving as a county Extension agent and community development specialist for 41 years. He is survived by his family and many

  • Letters | December 23, 2014

    RCPD should again provide processing area videos

    To the Editor: I was pleased that on Sunday, Dec. 21, the Manhattan Mercury ran the article dealing with the Riley County Police Department’s change in its video policy with DUI incidents and more specifically, the videos from the “processing room.” Like Jeremy Platt and

  • Obituaries | December 23, 2014


    Gerald S. Hanna, 80, died on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at his home in Manhattan. Jerry was born on Nov. 15, 1934, in Long Beach, Calif. Memorial services for Jerry will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Manhattan. Memorial

  • Obituaries | December 23, 2014


    Paul Eugene Ehm, 83, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Overland Park. The family provided the following information. Paul Eugene Ehm was born in rural Junction City, on May 5, 1931, the son of the late Paul A. Ehm and Katherine M. (Keating) Ehm.  He was a

  • Women's Basketball | December 23, 2014

    Cats ride defense to easy win


    It was only late last month, but it must have seemed like an eternity since Jeff Mittie felt like he had his team firing on all cylinders like it did Monday night. Heading into an extended break for the holidays, the Kansas State women’s

  • Football | December 23, 2014

    Finney accepts invite to East-West game

    Kansas State senior center B.J. Finney will participate in the 90th East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 17, 2015, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The game will begin at 3 p.m. and be televised by the NFL Network. Finney, who has started all 51 career games

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