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  • Area Schools | November 13, 2013

    Anthony falls to Junction City

    The Anthony Middle School eighth grade girls’ basketball team lost to Junction City on Tuesday, 31-28, falling to 2-1 on the season. Kenzie Smith led the way with eight points and three rebounds for AMS. Ayanna Gamble added six points and four rebounds and Megan

  • Football | November 13, 2013

    K-State’s Nov. 23 game vs. OU slated for 11 a.m. on Fox Sports 1

    Kansas State’s November 23 football game against Oklahoma at Bill Snyder Family Stadium has been scheduled for 11 am and will be shown to a national audience on FOX Sports 1. The contest against the Sooners will serve as the home finale for the Wildcats. K-State (5-4, 3

  • Area Schools | November 13, 2013

    MCC loses to Southwestern

    The Manhattan Christian College men’s basketball team dropped a home contest against Southwestern College (Winfield), 74-69 on Tuesday night. Southwestern jumped out to an early 8-2 lead to open the game and was able to maintain that margin throughout the first half.  It

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 12, 2013

    K-State receives $1.3 million for cancer-fighting tool

    Cancer thing.phatch

    A K-State team has received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Institute for an instrument that could help with breakthroughs in animal and human health as well as cancer treatment. The grant amounts to nearly $1.3 million The instrument is a modified

  • Local |Business | November 12, 2013

    Cox cable customers frozen out

    Cox Communications customers experienced cable outages Tuesday. The problem started in mid-morning and had not been corrected by noon. Customers watching TV saw channels with frozen images or a “Temporarily Off Air” message. At The Mercury’s press time, the issue had not been resolved.

  • Local |Education | November 12, 2013

    School principals to speak

    The USD 383 school board will hear from school principals during its meeting at 5:30 pm Wednesday in the Robinson Education Center. This is the first of two meetings dedicated to site council reports. The second is scheduled for January. Each school’s principal will receive 30 minutes

  • Editorials | November 12, 2013

    Philippines reeling

    Our country has had its share of storms from the sea, with Superstorm Sandy barely a year ago and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 among the most destructive. In recent days the Philippines has reeled from another monster, Typhoon Haiyan. It’s been described as the strongest

  • Letters | November 12, 2013

    Support of local businesses was invaluable to CBI class

    To the Editor: Mrs Borck’s Community Based Instruction class would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for allowing us to work at or tour their businesses during the first quarter of this school year. Community Based Instruction is a special education program

  • Letters | November 12, 2013

    ‘Resenter’ has much to learn about old people

    To the Editor: Recently another newspaper printed the most bitter letter I’ve ever read. It was a long letter that listed all the wrongs the writer felt others were doing. The culprits he listed were our president, all Democrats and all liberals. And “old

  • Arts, Leisure | November 12, 2013

    ‘Memphis’ on McCain stage

    The hit Broadway musical “Memphis” will be performed at 7 pm Friday at Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium. “Memphis,” inspired by actual events, is set in the underground dance clubs of 1950s’ Memphis. It features a radio announcer who wants to change the world and

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