Janie F. Hale, 85, died Friday Sept. 18, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan. She was born Sept. 29, 1929. Memorial Service information and a complete obituary will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan..


    Charles Henry Bascom, 84, Manhattan, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Charles was born in Minot, North Dakota March 31, 1931, the third of four sons of Lillian and K. .

  • Plant your peonies now Greggeyestone1

    In a world of instant gratification, most gardening still requires some patience. Container-grown peonies can be planted, which would make an instant splash in spring. However, herbaceous peonies are most often planted in early fall from a dormant root. Expectation .


    Stanley Wilson Elsea, 83, Manhattan, died Sept. 18, 2015, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born April 17, 1932, in Nebraska. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan..

  • Gannons integral to success of Meadowlark fundraiser

    To the Editor: When Vern Gannon speaks, people listen. The local auctioneer recently shared his talent for fast talking when he and his wife, Sherri, volunteered numerous hours of their time to ensure that the Meadowlark Hills Foundation’s first .

  • What to do when problems arise? Issue threats

    Again we face an international problem, and again, we don’t seem to have an answer except to blame someone else for causing it. That is not unheard of in diplomacy. The “other guy” is always the cause of the .

  • Club for Growth is adept at ‘playing us for chumps’

    To the Editor: The paper’s editorial Sept. 16 asks this question: “Is GOP certain Trump will fall?” and cites the Club for Growth’s TV advertisements aimed at hastening The Donald’s demise. Here’s a delicious quote from those .

  • Manhattan falls at Hayden, 21-14

    TOPEKA – The Manhattan High football team suffered its first loss of the season Friday night, falling 21-14 in a low-scoring affair at Hayden. Manhattan took a 14-0 lead at the 9:44 mark of the second quarter but didn’t score again .

  • K-State Marching Band members moving forward Band1.mercury

    The halftime show this week at Bill Snyder Family Stadium will feature so many musicians there will be no room for them to march, a testament to K-State Marching Band’s reputation as the pride of Wildcat fans. After the .

  • I-70 visitors center seeking water source

    Lyle Butler believes a visitor center at the intersection of I-70 and K-177 is close to becoming a reality. The only holdups are signing a construction agreement and running a water line to the seven-acre parcel. “I feel like we’.

  • Asbestos work leads to union evacuation

    Two false fire alarms cleared students and staff from the K-State Student Union on Thursday morning, but officials stress there was never any threat to the building or community. The building was cleared twice when fire alarms went off, first .

  • KSU grad receives Fulbright grant to teach English Hannahrogersmug.mercury

    A recent Kansas State University graduate is teaching English to Germans on a Baltic Sea island. Hannah Rogers started a 10-month Fulbright teaching assistantship earlier this month in Ahlbeck, Germany, on Usedom island. Fulbright U.S. Student Grants offer international .


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