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  • Obituaries | January 23, 2014

    ANTHONY FOSTER

    Anthony “Tony” Foster, 70, of Topeka formerly of Belleville, died on Dec. 29, 2013. He was a retired business professor at Cloud County Community College, Junction City campus. Survivors include daughters, Tonya Foster-Bell and Tara Foster Gee (Steve); son Charles Foster; 10 grandchildren; special friend, Jane Boys of Wamego.

  • Obituaries | January 23, 2014

    THOMAS SHERRY

    Thomas Michael Sherry, 58, of Scottsbluff, Neb., died Dec. 18, 2013. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Dec. 12, 1955 in Burlingame to Helen Louise (Carlat) and Tom W. Sherry. He lived in Manhattan for many years, graduating from Manhattan High School in 1974. He was

  • Women's Basketball | January 23, 2014

    No. 12 Baylor slams K-State women, 71-48

    WACO, Texas — Baylor had just lost two straight games, including an embarrassing loss at Kansas last weekend that snapped the Bears’ 44-game Big 12 winning streak. On Wednesday, Kansas State paid the price for the Jayhawks’ upset victory, as the 12th-ranked Bears bounced back in a

  • Manhattan High School | January 23, 2014

    Indians win dual with Emporia

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    Despite a scheduling quirk that turned a quadrangular meet into just a dual with Emporia, the Manhattan High swimming and diving team managed to come out on top Wednesday afternoon at the KSU Natatorium. The Indians won the shorter-than-usual meet 175-130 over the Spartans, winning

  • Manhattan High School | January 23, 2014

    Indians travel to Emporia Friday

    With a trip to McPherson for the 19th-annual Mid-America Classic looming next week, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team might be tempted to overlook Friday’s game at Emporia. The Indians pounded on the Spartans in a December home win, winning by 26 in a game

  • Local |Education | January 23, 2014

    District short $3.2M for 2015

    Early projections show USD 383 having $3.2 million less in its fiscal year 2015 budget authority than the FY14 budget approved in August, according to information presented at the USD 383 school board meeting Wednesday. “That’s not a pretty picture,” budget director Lew Faust said. The term “budget

  • Editorials | January 23, 2014

    Schrum believed in Manhattan

    With the death of Ruth Schrum at age 90 on Sunday, Manhattan has lost a committed community and political activist. Mrs. Schrum wore many hats during her life. She was an educator and a businesswoman who with her husband, Neil, owned both the Balloon Boutique Gift

  • Editorials | January 23, 2014

    Good work, RCPD

    For Riley County residents accustomed to consistent, effective law enforcement, word that the rate at which serious crimes occur in the county dropped considerably in the last five years comes as no surprise. As a story in Wednesday’s Mercury reported, the incidence of serious

  • Letters | January 23, 2014

    Some people seem to need to put others into categories

    To the Editor: I find it amusing that so many people want to divide the human race into “us” or “them.” As for my personal situation, people want to make me either conservative or liberal. Either way, I would be a “bad guy” to one

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 23, 2014

    Regional transit board clears last county

    The Flint Hills may have a regional transportation agency in its future. The Riley County Commission on Thursday became the last governmental body to hear a proposal about creation of the Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration (FHRTA) — and no objections were raised. After explaining the


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