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  • The Mercury to deliver kids’ letters to Santa

    There’s still time to get your Christmas wish lists to the North Pole. This year, The Mercury is helping Santa Claus by delivering letters from kids in the Manhattan area. The Mercury will deliver the letters and publish them .

  • Prairie grasses is a superb theme for Discovery Center

    To the Editor: This is in reference to Bob Strawn’s letter to the editor criticizing the Flint Hills Discovery Center primarily for its “dreadfully bad theme — prairie grasses. Who in the world — outside of a few academics — cares about .

  • Appraiser: Method of valuing ag land questioned

    There may be a move afoot in the 2015 Kansas legislative session to change the method of appraising agricultural land in the state. At an agricultural market workshop last week at Topeka, Pottawatomie County Appraiser Lois Schlegel learned that legislators from .

  • Hearing set for ex-soldier accused of killing infant

    A preliminary hearing for a former Fort Riley soldier who faces charges of first-degree murder and child abuse was set Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail in front of Judge .

  • McAtee leads girls past visiting Panthers Mhsgbb3.phatch

    After a pair of comfortable wins to start the season, Manhattan head coach Scott Mall knew Tuesday’s matchup against Great Bend would be the toughest test of the season thus far. The new-look Panthers, which lost nine seniors off .

  • Matta not running for second term on commission

    “I’ll just end the suspense. I’m not running.” With that statement, John Matta announced on Tuesday he won’t run for reelection for the Manhattan City Commission, which means at least one new commissioner will be elected in .

  • MHS boys pull away late vs. Panthers Mhsbb12.phatch

    At some point in the second quarter, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got out of sync against Great Bend and watched an 11-point lead slip all the way down to two. The Indians turned things around in the second .

  • Late 3 fuels Falcons’ OT win, 52-46

    CLAY CENTER — Alex Sager said he had never hit a shot this big in his life. But with his team trailing by three, and precious seconds trailing off the clock, a loose ball somehow ended up in the Riley County .

  • Riley girls lose 36-28 at Clay Center

    CLAY CENTER — Riley County girls’ basketball coach Harold Oliver’s rebuilding project continued as his Falcons dropped a low-scoring 36-28 game Tuesday night. Freshman point guard Tory Thomson led the Falcons (1-4) with 12 points — all on 3-pointers. Led by Thomson, .

  • Page paces Wamego over Chapman

    At Chapman, Lanie Page scored 26 points as the Wamego Red Raiders beat Chapman, 58-40, to win their fifth game of the season. Wamego opened the game with a 13-6 lead, but Chapman narrowed the lead to 21-20 at halftime. The .

  • Hanover 59, BV-Randolph 32

    At Randolph, the Blue Valley Rams couldn’t keep up with an experienced Hanover team on Tuesday, losing 59-32. Hanover opened the game strong with a 20-8 lead after one quarter, and had the lead up to 33-13 by halftime. .

  • Wetmore 51, Frankfort 44

    At Frankfort, Frankfort’s comeback attempt fell short on Tuesday, after a tough second quarter led to a 51-44 loss to Wetmore. Wetmore led 13-7 after the first quarter, and outscored Frankfort 11-2 in the second quarter to lead 24-9 .







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