William E. “Bill” Roepke, 62, of Blue Rapids, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Bill was born July 3, 1953, in Manhattan, to Gene W. and Peggy K. (Newman) Roepke.Ê Survivors include .


    Elberta J. Yunk, 90, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at her residence in Manhattan. She was born on March 19, 1925, in Osborne. She was the daughter of Charles and Ethel (Auldridge) Kaser. Memorial service information and a complete obituary will be released later by .


    Lewis P. Hurst, 69, of Alma, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at the Alma Manor, where he had been a resident since 1997. Lewis was born June 5, 1946, in Gordon. He was the son of Charles Crittendon Hurst and Jessie Laurena (Holloway) Hurst, the youngest .


    Charles James “Jimmy” Christiansen, 56, of Randolph, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. He was born on June 16, 1959 in Princeton, New Jersey. He was the son of Christian and Mildred Audrey “Dolly” (Perrine) Christiansen. He graduated high school .

  • Page sisters ready to get on the court

    For women’s basketball coach Jeff Mittie, getting Top-100 recruits Kaylee and Lanie Page to come to Kansas State together was an impressive feat. For the sisters — separated in age by a year — it was bound to happen. “We told .

  • Waters working out for Seahawks

    Former Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters is getting another chance at the NFL. Waters confirmed to a reporter from he was scheduled to have a workout with the Seahawks today, as he tries to earn a spot for .

  • Signs aim to ease high fines

    Parking fines in downtown Manhattan tripled to $15 on Saturday. Gina Scroggs, executive director of Downtown Manhattan, told Riley County commissioners Monday about a new way-finding sign system that will make it easier for residents and visitors to understand where they .

  • Coroner confirms body in SUV is Griffith’s

    A body found in an SUV at a Topeka Dillons store was positively identified as that of a Manhattan man previously reported as missing. Chris Knoblock, a medical investigator with the Shawnee County Coroner’s Office, told the Mercury on .

  • Budget hearing, artificial turf on city’s agenda Tuesday

    The Manhattan City Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday for its 2016 budget. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The city published the budget on July 24, which set the high mark. The commission can approve a .

  • School year isn’t here quite yet

    Manhattan students who think the school year is upon them ought to be glad they’re not teachers. Students still have two full weeks of summer, which might seem like the blink of an eye to them (but might be .

  • Infant-toddler services a community asset

    To the Editor: I have appreciated the Mercury’s recent attention to services for children with special needs. It is important that families are aware of what is available to them so they can make informed choices that support their .

  • Question of NBAF release is when, not if

    To the Editor: Could someone please remind me why we are supposed to be happy that NBAF will study even more deadly diseases? When the lab operates on Plum Island, the releases from accidents (or intentional mistakes) blow out to .


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