Tuesday, December 1, 2015


  • Area Schools | January 19, 2014

    Wamego dominates in Marysville

    At Wamego, the Red Raiders had four players finish in double figures on Friday in a dominant 80-47 win over Marysville. Wamego (5-4) led 23-10 after the first quarter and 43-22 by halftime. Marysville (2-7) cut the lead by three after the third, and then

  • Area Schools | January 19, 2014

    Wabaunsee 34, Rock Creek 26

    At Flush, Rock Creek was denied picking up its first win of the season on Friday, losing 34-26 to Wabaunsee. The Mustangs (0-9) trailed 4-2 after the first quarter, but tied it up at halftime at 10. The Chargers (6-2) took their distance in the third

  • Area Schools | January 19, 2014

    Valley Heights 50, Baileyville B&B 45

    At Baileyville, Valley Heights held off a late surge from Baileyville B&B on Thursday to win 50-45. In a primer for the Twin Valley League tournament, the Mustangs (8-1) turned a 14-12 first quarter deficit into a 32-19 halftime lead. Valley Heights had

  • Area Schools | January 19, 2014

    Baileyville B&B 33, Valley Heights 32

    At Baileyville, Valley Heights took its first loss of the season on Thursday, losing a narrow game to Baileyville B&B, 33-32. Baileyville had a 12-9 lead after the first quarter, and had it up to 19-15 by halftime. The Mustangs (8-1) made a

  • Men's Basketball | January 19, 2014

    K-State celebrates the 1964 Final Four team


    They featured a starting lineup of small town kids that played some of their best basketball on the biggest stage. It’s been 50 years, and Kansas State’s still trying to get back to where the 1963-64 team last took it. That team was the

  • 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


    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.

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