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  • Area Schools | January 24, 2015

    Hesston 54, Riley County 27

    At Hillsboro, facing the top-ranked team in Class 3A, the Falcons struggled in a semifinal loss at the Trojan Classic. Hesston led by 14 at halftime and added to it in the second half, winning every quarter in the game. Jordan Clouse led Riley County with 10

  • Area Schools | January 24, 2015

    Atchison 50, Wamego 49, OT

    At Tonganoxie, Wamego went back and forth with Atchison, ultimately needing overtime to decide its semifinal at the Tonganoxie Invitational, which Atchison won 50-49. Wamego led by two after three quarters, but Atchison tied the game to force overtime and then had just enough to

  • Area Schools | January 24, 2015

    Valley Heights 58, Doniphan West 34

    At Onaga, Valley Heights had no trouble taking care of business against Doniphan West in the fifth-place bracket at the Twin Valley League tournament. The Mustangs led by 17 at halftime and added to their lead in the fourth quarter to advance into the fifth-place game

  • Area Schools | January 24, 2015

    Rock Creek 59, Burlington 57

    At Burlington, Rock Creek led by five points at halftime but saw Burlington take the lead in the third quarter in the semifinals of the Burlington Invitational. Rock Creek outscored the home team 16-11 to win and advance to Saturday’s final. Carson Becker led

  • Area Schools | January 24, 2015

    Riley County 46, Clay Center 37

    At Hillsboro, the Falcons rebounded from an opening-game loss at the Trojan Classic to beat Clay Center and advance to the fifth-place game Saturday. Riley County led by four after a low-scoring first half, then held on in the fourth quarter to win. Trace Nelson

  • Tennis | January 24, 2015

    K-State tennis beats UC Irvine

    LOS ANGELES — The 64th-ranked Kansas State tennis team opened action at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Season Kick-Off on Saturday morning with a 4-0 win over No. 74 UC Irvine. K-State came from behind in doubles action, following a loss at number three doubles with wins

  • Track & Field | January 24, 2015

    K-State sweeps DeLoss Dodds Invite

    The Kansas State track and field team put in a strong performance at the inaugural DeLoss Dodds Invitational on Saturday, with both the men’s and women’s teams sweeping the triple dual against Oklahoma State and Tulsa. Dani Winters continued her recent string of

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 24, 2015

    Winter brings new challenges for man’s best friend

    With winter on the way, a Kansas State University veterinarian says dog owners have plenty of options to keep their fur-ever friends comfortable and happy — even when the weather turns nasty. “A general rule of thumb is if it is too cold for you outside,

  • Obituaries | January 24, 2015


    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

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