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    Rumelia Capitanea Drilon, 61, known to many as Romi and Baby, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in her Manhattan home. Her family provided some of the following information. Rumelia was born Aug. 31, 1953, in Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines, to Beltran and Mercedes Capitanea. After .


    Morgan Ann Miller, 31, of Wamego died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence. The funeral home declined to provide a cause of death. On June 10, 1984, Morgan was born to Earl and Cheryl (Gehrt) Buttenhoff in Topeka. Morgan graduated in .


    Fidencio “Phil” Hernandez, 83, of St. George died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born on Nov. 16, 1931, in Martindale, Texas, and had been a longtime resident of Michigan prior to moving to St. George three years .

  • 1st Infantry Division says goodbye to fleet of Kiowas, Army ground troops’ ally in the sky Flight2.mercury

    FORT RILEY — More than 10,000 “Big Red One” soldiers stood in formation on the Fort Riley parade field early Friday morning as they prepared to embark on a division run, the penultimate event of Fort Riley’s “Victory Week,” a celebration .

  • Leonardville Post Office still closed after 3 months Post office.mercury

    LEONARDVILLE — The Leonardville Post Office closed without advance warning March 4. It’s still closed, and the U.S. Postal Service has not said when it will reopen. “I came up one morning, and (the entrance) was locked,” said Ron Swanson, .

  • EMS, other departments request budget increases

    Riley County commissioners continued the early stages of the budget process this week, as additional department heads and outside agencies presented their budget requests for the 2016 fiscal year. Requests will continue next week, with work sessions to follow. County Emergency .

  • Trial set for man charged with killing his uncle

    Christopher Michael Arand is scheduled to stand trial for first-degree murder the week of Oct. 5. Arand, charged with the murder of his 70-year-old uncle, Larry Arand, requested a jury trial Thursday, June 11, before Judge Jeff Elder in Pottawatomie County District .

  • Police release identity of 19-year-old found dead

    Police released the name of a 19-year-old man who was found dead in his home Tuesday. He was identified as Vaughn Plumer. Riley County police responded to 1426 Beechwood Terrace at 6:29 p.m. that day and found Plumer’s body. Officer .

  • Candidates move early in Big First

    There’s little danger that the Republican field for Kansas’ 1st Congressional District will ever be as crowded as the GOP field for U.S. president in 2016. The latter race already has 10 declared candidates and at least five more who .

  • Celebrate Flag Day Sunday with ceremony at City Hall

    To the Editor: City of Manhattan officials and honored guests will be celebrating Flag Day with a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave., at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 14. Please join our city officials by showing your support for the .

  • Antique car rides a way to help injured soldiers

    To the Editor: The Oakland-Pontiac World-wide AACA Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its sixth annual homecoming convention in Manhattan June 17-20. Autos will be touring in Abilene, Alma, Wamego and Manhattan. The cars will be .


    Griffith Granville Gates, 93, of Manhattan, died Monday, June 8, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and the civil service, as director of military museums and teacher of fine art and a lifetime artist. .


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