Tuesday, December 1, 2015


  • Area Schools | March 13, 2014

    Jeff Co. North 53, Hillsboro 50

    The No. 2-seed Jefferson County North Chargers used 13 second-half points from senior Jacee Kramer to overcome a five-point halftime deficit and spoil No. 7-seed Hillsboro’s initial foray into the 2A state tournament. The Chargers (24-0) and the Trojans (18-6) played to a 13-13 tie

  • Area Schools | March 13, 2014

    Central Plains 47, Pittsburg-Colgan 38

    The No. 1-seed Central Plains Oilers got a game-high 20 points from sophomore guard Reagan Phelan to help advance to the semifinals with a 47-38 win over No. 8-seed Pittsburg-Colgan. After jumping out to a 13-8 advantage after one quarter, the Oilers (24-0) pushed that edge

  • Area Schools | March 13, 2014

    Meade 61, Olpe 49

    The No. 5-seed Meade Buffaloes used a high-energy full-court press and a game-high 22 points from junior Bailey Olvera to advance past No. 4-seed Olpe with a 61-49 win. In a game featuring two 2A juggernauts, with the Eagles making their 12th straight state appearance, and

  • Men's Basketball | March 13, 2014

    Cyclones hand K-State early Big 12 exit

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was gone in a flash. The Kansas State men’s basketball team tied Iowa State with 3:04 left in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals on Thursday afternoon, but the Wildcats were unable to finish the job, losing 91-85 in a back-and-forth game at

  • Baseball | March 13, 2014

    K-State beats Omaha on wild pitch in ninth inning

    Clayton Dalrymple scored on a wild pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday night to give the Kansas State baseball team a 6-5 walk-off victory over Nebraska-Omaha at Tointon Family Stadium. The victory extends the Wildcats’ winning streak to

  • Football | March 13, 2014

    Sproles traded to Eagles for draft pick

    The Philadelphia Eagles acquired Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints on Thursday morning for a fifth-round draft pick. The move was followed by the Eagles agreeing on a two-year contract with former Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll. The Saints get the second of Philadelphia’s

  • Tennis | March 13, 2014

    K-State tennis coach Bietau retires

    Kansas State head coach Steve Bietau announced Wednesday that he will be retiring at the end of the season, but will be stepping away from the program effective immediately. “Kansas State University and K-State tennis have been our family’s lifeblood for 30 years, and after

  • Local | March 12, 2014

    Health fair canceled, set to be revamped

    The annual Riley County Health Fair has been canceled, health department officials said this week. But that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. Katy Oestman, health educator for the department, told The Mercury that the health fair is in the process of being

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Bond reduced for man charged in shooting

    WESTMORELAND — The suspected shooter in a December 2013 incident at Manhattan Quality Inn & Suites might be released on bond. Dustin Monroe appeared Tuesday in Pottawatomie County District Court, where his $250,000 bond was reduced to $25,000, prosecuting attorney Sherri Schuck said. Monroe is accused of firing several

  • Columns | March 12, 2014

    An evening conversation: Ah, survival

    Did you make it through the ordeal? Are you feeling OK? Any need to see a doctor, change your will or look for a new job? Whew… Glad we’re all still here, frisky as ever, and fit enough to trudge forward with no serious

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