• Don’t let simple slogans set conditions for our lives

    To the Editor: As you listen to news of extremist groups inspiring violence with slogans like “Kill Western infidels,” how do you react? The defensive outrage I instantly feel and the brutality we’re witnessing where this is broadcast make .

  • Funding cuts take harsh toll on programs in USD 383

    To the Editor: As a retired teacher with more than three decades of experience in public schools, I was distressed to read in Wednesday’s Mercury about possible cuts to special education programs for next year in USD 383. These cuts .

  • Brownback’s order sends clear, important message

    To the Editor: This is about Gov. Sam Brown-back’s order rescinding a previous governor’s order barring discrimination against homosexuals in state government. Any society concerned about self-preservation and its own well-being will discourage immoral behaviors because immoral behaviors .

  • Man brings rodeo for cowboy poets to Kansas

    The rodeo is coming to town, but this isn’t a competition of riding bulls or roping calves. This competition takes the form of rhyming words. For the first time ever, the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo is coming to Kansas. .

  • Rock Creek sweeps St. Marys

    At Flush, the Rock Creek girls put up a strong defensive effort to beat St. Marys, 41-31, on Friday night. The Mustangs held St. Marys to one point in the first quarter before building a 21-13 lead by halftime. Rock .

  • Wamego girls lose 50-40

    At Wamego, the Red Raiders were outscored 28-17 in the second half on the way to a 50-40 loss to Abilene. Wamego tailed 11-9 in the first quarter, but took a 23-22 lead at halftime. Abilene outscored Wamego 17-11 in .

  • Doniphan W. 51, BV-Randolph 38

    At Highland, the Blue Valley Rams trailed by 10 at halftime and couldn’t make up the difference in the second in a 51-38 loss to Doniphan West. Doniphan West outscored the Rams 12-6 in the first quarter and then 14-10 .

  • Hanover 45, Frankfort 28

    At Frankfort, a low scoring second half hurt the Frankfort Wildcats in a 45-28 loss to Hanover. The teams were scoring at a high pace in the first half, with Frankfort trailing 34-25 at halftime. The Wildcats scored just three .

  • Valley Heights 56, Wetmore 45

    At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights got off to a great start against Wetmore on the way to a 56-45 win. The Mustangs led 16-4 after the first quarter, but Wetmore cut into the lead before halftime to trail 28-20. Valley .

  • Abilene 63, Wamego 44

    At Wamego, the Red Raiders couldn’t recover from a tough second quarter, falling to Abilene, 63-44. Wamego led 12-9 after the first quarter but managed just five points in the second to trail 27-17 at halftime. Abilene scored 21 points .

  • Doniphan W. 66, BV-Randolph 45

    At Highland, Doniphan West used a steady scoring attack to take down Blue Valley, 66-45. The Mustangs led 18-12 in the first quarter and extended their lead to 36-21 by halftime. Doniphan West outscored the Rams 30-24 in the second .

  • Rock Creek 66, St. Marys 11

    At Flush, Rock Creek pitched a shutout in the first quarter and kept on rolling on the way to a 66-11 win over St. Marys. The Mustangs led 30-0 after the first quarter and extended the lead to 47-9 by .


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