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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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