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  • Obituaries | December 09, 2014


    Curtis Lowell Henning, 75, of the Lake Elbo community east of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at his residence. The family provided the following information. Curtis was born on Oct. 2, 1939, in Lakefield, Minn., the son of Lowell William and Camilla Irene (Curtis) Henning. The family moved to

  • Obituaries | December 09, 2014


    Brent Eugene Kilbourn, 17, of Riley, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, as the result of an automobile accident west of Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Brent was born on Feb. 2, 1997, in Colby, the son of Buck Eugene and Angella Michelle (Foncannon) Kilbourn. Brent was a junior

  • Editorials | December 09, 2014

    Malaria proves a stubborn foe

    In the summertime, Kansas can boast some truly impressive — and pesky — mosquitoes. Sometimes they even bring exotic sounding ailments like the West Nile or chikungunya virus, which can cause misery and, on occasion, even claim lives. But Kansans — and residents across the United States — needn’

  • Letters | December 09, 2014

    RCPD officer’s considerate actions much appreciated

    To the Editor: Good deeds need to be recognized! Recently, a friend suffered a grand mal seizure while in middle school class. She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital.  Her parents were immediately summoned from their jobs . Her dad is a soldier at

  • Letters | December 09, 2014

    It’s difficult to find much about state leaders to praise

    To the Editor: After reading Sandra Pottorff’s letter in Sunday’s Mercury, I also couldn’t help wondering why there haven’t been an equal number of letters praising our state and its leaders.  Could it be that articulate writers simply can’t

  • Letters | December 09, 2014

    ‘Mockingjay’ review showed writer’s ignorance, conceit

    To the Editor: I am disappointed in the Dec. 3 review of “Mockingjay Part 1” by G.W. Clift. Having read all three “Hunger Games” books and seen the first two movies, I was drawn in by the headline that this movie would indeed “please fans of

  • Letters | December 09, 2014

    Treatment of McCulloh reflects ‘hick town mentality’

    To the Editor: Wow! Is the Little Apple’s face red! All these years, we have trusted Karen McCulloh’s intelligence and integrity and have twice elected her to our City Commission, where she has served as our mayor. Our trust and confidence in her

  • Women's Basketball | December 09, 2014

    Cats survive Cardinals’ hot shooting


    When Kansas State rushed to schedule William Jewell last week, the Wildcats probably didn’t expect they would have to claw out a victory against the Division-II Cardinals. But that’s exactly what K-State had to do Monday night against a lethal William Jewell team

  • Men's Basketball | December 09, 2014

    K-State still looking to develop


    After a 3-3 start to the season, the Kansas State men’s basketball team talked about replicating what they did a year ago, running the table in December and sustaining some of that success entering into the Big 12 schedule. But now two games into the

  • Football | December 09, 2014

    Wildcats place six on AP All-Big 12

    Led by first-team members B.J. Finney and Tyler Lockett, Kansas State placed six players on the Associated Press All-Big 12 teams, the organization announced Monday. In addition to Finney and Lockett, the Wildcats’ second-team members included offensive lineman Cody Whitehair, wide receiver Curry Sexton, defensive

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