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  • Mercury’s progressive voice appreciated

    To the Editor: It is noteworthy that the Mercury has the best editorial page in Kansas. Its editorial of March 11, in which the paper severely criticizes Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature for the dishonest approach to K-12 and .

  • GEORGE RADER

    George Rader, 89, of Manhattan, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his residence following an extended illness. The family provided some of the following information. George was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Richmond, Missouri the son of George and Nellie Blanche (Mcgaugh) Rader. He was .

  • DIANA RING

    Diana “Kay” (Whittlesey) Ring, 69, of Manhattan, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. The family provided some of the following information. Diana was born in Winfield Dec. 10, 1945, the daughter of Donald Whittlesey and Gwendolin (Dozer) Wittlesey, of Manhattan. Diana .

  • Slow start dooms Tribe in 39-26 loss 1.phatch

    WICHITA — Facing a team with three girls over 6-feet tall, Manhattan High girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall knew his team would have to hit some outside shots to upset the Shawnee Mission Northwest Cougars Thursday afternoon. Playing in the quarterfinals .

  • LIBBY H. WOLFFING

    Libby Helen Wolffing, 90, former long time Manhattan and Toledo resident, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at Holly Hill Skilled Nursing Facility in Newbury, Ohio. The family provided some of the following information. Libby was born Nov. 7, 1924, on the family farm in Renfrow, .

  • JAMES P. GRANT

    James Philip Grant, 80, of Overland Park, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at his home. James was born Sept. 5, 1934, in Junction City to Richard and Mary (Kreynest) Grant, the youngest of seven children. He married Elizabeth Vopat May 31, 1958, at St. Peter’s Church .

  • Wabaunsee upset bid falls short

    A strong start gave Wabaunsee a chance to beat top-seeded Central Plains on Thurdsay at the Class 2A state basketball tournament in Bramlage Coliseum, but the Chargers couldn’t keep up the momentum to close the half, ultimately losing 62-52. .

  • Meade 54, Pitt-Colgan 51

    In a tight game from start to finish, Meade got a three-point play from Jaylin Stapleton with 7.3 seconds left to upset Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan in the quarterfinals Thursday. The Buffaloes led by two at halftime and had a three-point .

  • Valley Falls 52, Hill City 37

    Valley Falls won every quarter to take care of business in its tournament opener against Hill City, leading by seven at halftime and nine into the fourth quarter. The Dragons were led by Ali Brown’s 14 points, while Hill City .

  • Moundridge 47, Chase Co. 38

    Moundridge needed a strong finish to hold off Chase County in the final minutes of its quarterfinal victory Thursday. The Wildcats led by 10 at halftime but gave it all back in the third quarter, with Chase County taking a 31-30 .

  • Big 12 ADs favor football tiebreaker

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — It is too late to help Baylor, but the Big 12 athletic directors want one true champion to be more than just a slogan next season. The conference ADs said Thursday they are in favor of using .

  • Jellison: Weber not going anywhere Cut047joel.phatch

    Without a doubt, it’s been a disappointing season for the Kansas State men’s basketball program and its fans. Despite that, it appears that Bruce Weber will be back as head coach. The Wildcats had high expectations and even .






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