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  • Obituaries | March 16, 2014

    MAURICE VICTOR STUEWE

    Maurice Victor Stuewe, 88, of Alma, died Saturday at the Alma Manor. He was a long-time resident of the community. The family provided some of the following information. Maurice was born on Nov. 23, 1925 in Alma, the son of Albert “A.E.” and Frieda Lutz Stuewe. He

  • Obituaries | March 16, 2014

    RICHARD RAY WALKER

    Richard Ray Walker, 54, of Manhattan, died Feb. 22 in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. He was born Aug. 28, 1959, in Junction City, to Ray and Nadine (Jaecke) Walker. During his childhood, he was a very active member at the First United Methodist Church in Junction

  • Obituaries | March 16, 2014

    ANNA B. DAVIS

    Anna B. Davis, 97, of Clay Center, died Jan. 25 at the Clay County Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Riley Cemetery. A memorial has been established for Medicalodges of Clay Center. Contributions may be left in care of the

  • Books | March 16, 2014

    Learn about Spanish celebration of the book and the rose

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    The Barcelona Book and Rose Fair takes place every April 23 on the feast day of St. George, patron saint of Catalonia. The streets and squares are lined with stalls selling roses and books of all sorts, and the annual Roses Fair, symbolic of the arrival

  • March 16, 2014

    Genealogy, real St. Patrick’s Day and more

    TODAY Riley County Genealogical Society Educational Program: “Using Travel as a Tool for Genealogical Research” by Vickie Holverson, 2 p.m. Holverson, a Kansas native and lifelong Kansas resident, became interested in genealogy about 4 years ago. She has done research by traveling both in the United

  • Editorials | March 16, 2014

    A bad idea, a mysterious group

    First things first. The idea of making the head of the Riley County Police Department an elected rather than an appointed position ought to be quashed quickly. One of the present arrangement’s strengths is that the post is not subject — at least not much —

  • Letters | March 16, 2014

    Fake Patty’s Day a winner, thanks to countless people

    To the Editor: Another Fake Patty’s Day celebration has come and gone. As I read in the Mercury, it appears that the Riley County Police Department handled about the same load as always. The Emergency Medical Service was maybe a little lighter, but they

  • Letters | March 16, 2014

    Sherow an honorable man who would serve us well

    To the Editor: It used to be a thrill when a friend announced that he was seeking election to our U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. In those days, intelligence and diplomacy were admired in those who had the strength of character to use

  • Letters | March 16, 2014

    Shrine Circus has brought joy, laughter to thousands

    To the Editor: Only in Kansas… A drunken driver who hit and killed multiple people was sentenced to probation and rehabilitation. Shortly there-after, a Kansas judge sentenced a man who killed his own cat to two years in prison. Have we now reached the point

  • Books | March 16, 2014

    ‘Red Rising’ lives up to hype

    “Red Rising” is hyped as a “must read “science fiction book with a great plot, well developed characters, fast-paced action and an underdog, Darrow, who is trying to overcome his oppressors. This first book in a trilogy meets its expectations and more. Darrow is a 16


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