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  • Obituaries | October 30, 2014

    MERLIN CHARLES GEISLER

    Merlin Charles Geisler, 80, of Leonardville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Merlin was born on Jan. 6, 1934, in Alma, the son of Henry and Ida Biesenthal Geisler. He was married to Doris Butler on Aug. 5, 1956.

  • Obituaries | October 30, 2014

    LYLE E. SYLVESTER

    Lyle E. Sylvester, 84, of Clay Center and a longtime resident of Wamego since 1966, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at the Wamego United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 3

  • Editorials | October 30, 2014

    Close enough to hope for more

    OK, the script didn’t end quite as home-town fans had written it. The Royals didn’t win the World Series.  For some folks, that’s all that matters. We, too, are disappointed. But not broken-hearted. The Royals lost to a good team — and

  • Obituaries | October 30, 2014

    ERNEST WAYNE BRATTON

    Ernest Wayne (Wayne) Bratton, 74, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Wayne was born on Nov. 7, 1939, in rural Eureka, the son of Robert Arthur and Edna Mae (Wheeler) Bratton.  In 1949, his family

  • Letters | October 30, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: League has long strived to inform, educate voters

    To the Editor: The only purpose of the League of Women Voters’ recent letter to the Mercury (Oct. 24) was to remind citizens to vote and to share information on voting places and times. Now, though, Bill Felber’s follow-up letter (Oct. 27) chides the League for

  • Obituaries | October 30, 2014

    DAYLON D. AUSTIN

    Daylon D. “Doug” Austin, 48, of St. George, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Doug was born on July 24, 1966, in Joplin, Mo., to Daylon “Dee” and Mary Helen (Gordon) Austin. His family resided in Joplin until 1973 when they moved to Wamego. 

  • Letters | October 30, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Vote for Carlin to show support for her efforts

    To the Editor: Even though Rep. Sydney Carlin has no opposition, you will see her name on the ballot when you vote. Be sure to check her name to show your appreciation for her past efforts in the Kansas Legislature on behalf of all of

  • Letters | October 30, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Remove liberal justices from Kansas Supreme Court

    To the Editor: Vote “No” to retain the two Kansas Supreme Court Justices — Eric Rosen and Lee Johnson — who voted to overturn the death sentence of the Carr brothers after the Carrs had been convicted by a lower court of one of the most brutal

  • Arts & Leisure | October 30, 2014

    Halloween tricks and treats, ‘Anything Goes’ and more

    K-State student groups are really getting in the Halloween spirit this weekend. Thursday, members of Phi Delta Theta and Gamma Phi Beta present Phestival, a benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan and the ALS Foundation, and it will be fun for one, fun

  • Local | October 29, 2014

    A man, his father and the Kansas City Royals

    Johns royals.phatch

    Joe Johns of Manhattan has a special connection with the Kansas City Royals that started with his late father, James Johns. It was James who introduced Joe to the Royals as a child, and it was James who was a fan of the Royals before


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