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  • January 19, 2014

    Bioplastics fuel Kansas company’s green journey

    Ron Wilson Contributing writer Let’s go to New York, where an excited consumer has just made a purchase. It is a cell phone case for an iPhone — and not just any cell phone case, but one that is made of bioplastics. Where do you

  • Off The Beat | January 19, 2014

    Fight stress, watch a sunset

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    This is a special day for you, loyal Mercury reader. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s a secret I’ve discovered long ago, but don’t like to talk about… until now. Are you sitting down? Good. Well,

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 19, 2014

    KSU gets patent to convert straw, grasses into alternative fuel

    Kansas State University was recently granted a U.S. patent for a material that helps convert straw and other grasses into a cleaner substance for alternative energy and fuel. The patent, “Char Supported Catalysts for Syngas Cleanup and Condition,” was issued to the Kansas State

  • Local |Education | January 19, 2014

    Math teacher national finalist from Wamego

    Cathy Wilbur, a math teacher at West Elementary School in Wamego, was named a 2012 national finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. National finalists are announced on an 18-month cycle. 2013 finalists will be announced in the summer of 2014. The Presidential

  • Local |Education | January 19, 2014

    MHS Thespians get top troupe award

    Manhattan High School Thespian Troupe #941 received several honors at the State Thespian Conference in Wichita. Manhattan Thespians won the Gold Honor Troupe Award, the highest category possible for their community service, show schedule, fundraising and touring shows, based on a presentation by historian Levi Jones.

  • Local |Education | January 19, 2014

    Locals make Rockhurst honor roll

    Taylor Lund, Laura Muller, Latoya Nelson-Hagemann and Staci Thomas, all of Manhattan, made the fall 2013 dean’s list at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above.

  • Local |Education | January 19, 2014

    Daughter of Army chaplain on honor roll

    Victoria E. Dissmore, grade 11, of Severn, Md., earned honors for the fall 2013 term at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H. Victoria is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Peter Dissmore. Peter is a chaplain at Fort Riley.

  • Columns | January 19, 2014

    New questions about Obama’s lack of leadership

    The publication of segments of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ book, “Duty,” as well as comments by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal spark serious questions about President Obama’s leadership style.   I do not know Gates, but

  • January 18, 2014

    Cats defeat West Virginia, 78-56

    With a pair of 20-point scoring efforts from Shane Southwell and Thomas Gipson, the Kansas State men’s basketball team eased past West Virginia on Saturday, 78-56, at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats (14-4, 4-1) led 37-24 at halftime, and came out on fire with an

  • Manhattan High School | January 17, 2014

    MHS boys win nailbiter, 35-32

    JUNCTION CITY — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got a hard-fought win on the road against rival Junction City Friday night, winning a nailbiter 35-32. The Indians led most of the game, but saw Junction City close the gap to just a bucket for much


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