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  • Obituaries | January 24, 2015

    SHIRLEY ROGERS

    Shirley Rogers, 77, of Ogden, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on July 1, 1937. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Off The Beat | January 24, 2015

    A look behind the scenes at the paper

    Brian mug.phatch

    I bet sometimes you wonder what we talk about behind the scenes at The Mercury. The number-one thing we do typically is find different ways to be as biased as possible against whatever you support. I’d say around 85.3 percent of our time is devoted

  • Obituaries | January 24, 2015

    JIM A. WIEGERT

    Jim A. Wiegert, 69, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 8, 1945, in Sabetha. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Men's Basketball | January 24, 2015

    Edwards gives Cats boost off bench

    Justin.phatch

    Junior guard Justin Edwards said Saturday he’s learned to simply relax and let the game come to him. The transfer from Maine, who sat out last season, has probably been knocking some rust off, too. Edwards was zen in the second half Saturday afternoon

  • Manhattan High School | January 24, 2015

    McPherson downs Manhattan boys, 81-58

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team had the opportunity to win a championship at the McPherson Invitational Saturday night, but a slow start and a dominant game from the hometown McPherson Bullpups forced the Indians to settle for runners-up in a 81-58 defeat. McPherson jumped

  • Manhattan High School | January 23, 2015

    MHS girls hold off Emporia, 53-44

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team held off the rally attempts of Emporia Friday night in Manhattan, winning 53-44. The Indians led most of the way, but saw the Spartans cut the deficit to one possession on numerous occasions in the second half. Emporia cut

  • Manhattan High School | January 23, 2015

    MHS boys rally past SM East in McPherson semis

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team finished off an improbable rally to defeat Shawnee Mission East, 52-50, in Friday night’s semifinal at the McPherson Invitational. The Indians advance to tomorrow’ tournament final, where they’ll meet the winner of Wichita Heights/McPherson at 7:30 p.

  • Local |Education | January 23, 2015

    MHS forensics team looks to pick up where debate left off

    Debate1.phatch

    Manhattan High School debate and forensics team’s classroom is encrusted with trophies, plaques and awards won throughout the program’s 50-year history. Ceiling tiles have been removed to accommodate plastic columns, silver spires and mahogany frames that sprout from every cabinet top like stalagmites.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | January 23, 2015

    Eco-devo money focus of retreat

    City commissioners were asked to look to ahead as they debated what to do with remaining economic development funds at a Thursday retreat. “I just wanted to have this discussion because I didn’t feel we were looking at the big picture,” Commissioner Karen McCulloh

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 23, 2015

    Victim testifies at hearing on July marijuana robbery

    A witness recounted being robbed at gunpoint on Thursday at a preliminary hearing for a former MHS athlete accused of stealing marijuana. Hudson Philip testified in Riley County Court about the July 10 incident when two men — Trey Campbell, 21, and Ty Suggs, 21, both of Manhattan — robbed


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