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  • Area Schools | October 06, 2013

    Rossville tops Rock Creek 34-7

    In Rossville, the Rock Creek Mustangs played only one half of football before calling the game because of a continued lightning delay. The Mustangs trailed 12-0 after one quarter, and got within 19-7 after scoring their lone touchdown of the night, but could get no

  • Area Schools | October 06, 2013

    Valley Heights falls to Centralia 48-6

    In Centralia, the Valley Heights Mustangs struggled to get much going against the powerhouse Centralia Panthers, logging just 141 total yards and scoring its lone touchdown in the fourth quarter, with Gage Woodyard hitting Logan Woodyard for a 52-yard score. Centralia led 35-0 at halftime. Valley

  • Equestrian | October 06, 2013

    No. 4 Wildcats Rout No. 6 Texas A&M, 17-2

    One week after narrowly edging out Oklahoma State, the Kansas State equestrian team made a statement by routing Texas A&M, 17-2, on Saturday at Timbercreek Stables. K-State improves to 3-1 on the season and are on a three-meet winning streak. The Wildcats swept

  • Area Schools | October 06, 2013

    Rams off to 5-0 start with 46-20 win over Frankfort

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    RANDOLPH — Friday night had the makings of a game that could have gone wrong for the Blue Valley Rams. It was homecoming, and they were seeking to get to a five-win mark that has eluded them, especially over the last two years, against the rival

  • Editorials | October 06, 2013

    Let’s demand compromise

    We would like to propose a simple solution to the absurd display in Washington. It’s going to involve you. As you know, Congress this past week failed to agree on a budget or even a half-measure to keep the government in business. As a

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Don’t blame Republicans; they’ve been compromising

    To the Editor Republicans have been compromising for years now.  It’s time the Democrats gave a little and defunded Obamacare like the majority of Americans want. The opportunity was there to do just that without shutting down the government. They failed us, once again.  

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Obamacare tries to address major gaps in health care

    To the Editor, Dr. Robert Brown writes in the Sept. 30 Mercury that he has “read and scanned through all 2,400-plus pages” of the Affordable Health Care Act. Please tell us what page leads to your conclusion that “our personal privacy has been destroyed” because “everything

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Paper is too biased against creationism, tea party views

    To the Editor: I am convinced that one of the reasons for the decline in number of subscribers to the Manhattan Mercury is the paper’s editorial policy of advocating for only one side in nearly every public issue. Two examples of this bias were

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    What’s with the extra fees on Westar electric bills?

    To the Editor: We just received our Westar Energy bill. I was curious as to why my bill went up almost $30.  Upon review of my bill, I discovered that it was increased almost 50 percent due to charges, fees and taxes. If the commission that

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Tell Huelskamp your views of government shutdown

    To the Editor: I went to Congressman Tim Huelskamp’s website last week in order to send an email expressing my displeasure with his position to close down the government in an effort to defund the Affordable Care Act. This law was legally enacted, deemed


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