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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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