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  • National Geographic resources — food for the mind Mary.newkirk

    On Jan. 27, 1888, a group of 33 geographers, explorers, cartographers, teachers and other professionals met at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., to discuss organizing “a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.” We know that group now as .

  • Book reveals midwives’ secrets

    “The Secrets of Midwives” is a heartwarming story about three generations of a family of midwives who share some of their clients’ most private moments but can’t reveal their own private problems to their family members. Neva Bradley is .

  • Is fracking linked to increase in quakes?

    Kansans worried about the recent increase in earthquakes should take only modest comfort in the preliminary conclusion by the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey that the quakes aren’t caused by “fracking.” That’s because geologist Rex Buchanan, .

  • Going backward with Brownback

    In an unprecedented move and in a complete act of contempt for the changing world around us, Gov. Sam Brownback last week declared war on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. His executive order to strip the personal .

  • 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 .





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