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  • Movies | October 08, 2013

    McCain ‘Price is Right’ only a shadow of the TV show


    On Sunday, iconic game show “The Price is Right” came to McCain Auditorium in the form of “The Price is Right Live Stage Show.” The stage version of the long-running and popular game show began nearly ten years ago and has given out cash and

  • Obituaries | October 08, 2013


    Jerry Lynn Rood, 61, of Leonardville, died Sunday at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Oct. 17, 1951 in Lincoln. He was the son of Frank Nelson and Edna Marie (Meier) Rood.  He graduated from Riley County High School

  • Obituaries | October 08, 2013


    Denis Schulte, 86, died Sunday at Hays Medical Center in Hays. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Feb. 8, 1927, in Victoria, to Bernard H. and Clara (Linenberger) Schulte.  He married Rosemary (Brungardt) Gross on May 2, 1964, in Victoria. He was an electrician

  • Editorials | October 08, 2013

    Be careful, sensible in the kitchen

    Given that two out of every five home fires begin in kitchens, preventing kitchen fires is a valid focal point for this year’s Fire Prevention Week. There are plenty of other causes for residential fires, of course, including wiring, creosote buildup in chimneys, careless

  • Columns | October 08, 2013

    It was an honor and a pleasure

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    Rod Mikinski Contributing Writer If a picture is worth a thousand words, then my tenure at the Mercury is a novel of excitement and great joy. I am guessing that I have taken more than 10,000 photographs for the newspaper, each time creating a solid connection

  • Football | October 08, 2013

    Cats preparing for nation’s best offense


    The production Baylor’s offense has put forth this season has been pretty hard to ignore. As Kansas State coach Bill Snyder focused on his team’s game against the Bears this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on FOX, he pointed to what might be the

  • Local |Education | October 07, 2013

    USD 383 tackles puzzle of caring for homeless students

    Stan Ward, USD 383 coordinator of federal/state funds and grants, leaned back in his chair when the subject of money for homeless students came up. Ward and program coordinator Cheryl McCormick explained the dynamics of the program, which is designed to make sure homeless students

  • Local |Business | October 07, 2013

    Old Water Wheel House at Rock Springs 4-H Camp causes mixed emotions

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    Sentiment and practicality are at odds with the planned destruction of a building at the Rock Springs 4-H Center looming next spring. The Water Wheel Ranch House, south of Junction City, will be demolished to make room for a new educational plaza. The building once

  • Neighbors | October 07, 2013

    Learning computers the hard way


    Everyone has to start somewhere, and Jeff Hoover started at the bottom when it came to computer knowledge. “I was 40 years old,” he said. “I didn’t know where the ‘on’ button was on a computer.” That was back in 1999, a time when Hoover was

  • Columns | October 07, 2013

    An evening conversation: To err is…

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    Everyone makes mistakes. And yes, no matter how much effort and care we throw into our work, that includes us here at the Mercury. Despite all the recent advances in technology, the paper ultimately is in the hands of human beings – which means that we

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