• Wade, St. John pound Ellis

    Kansas State signee Dean Wade and the St. John Tigers opened their title defense at the Class 2A state basketball tournament with a dismantling of seventh-seeded Ellis on Wednesday. St. John took a 72-22 lead into the fourth quarter before .

  • Washington Co. 71, South Gray 57

    The Washington County Tigers needed a strong fourth quarter to pull away from third-seeded South Gray and score the upset win in the 2A quarterfinals. After trailing by three at halftime, the Tigers won the back-and-forth game with a strong .

  • Central Plains 67, Jackson Heights 42

    Fifth-seeded Central Plains took an early lead against Jackson Heights and didn’t relent, earning a trip to Friday’s semifinals against top-seeded and undefeated Olpe. The Oilers led 18-6 after the first quarter and led 36-20 at halftime. Central .

  • She still finds time to climb trees

    In a world filled with people who clamor for attention, a seventh-grader named Ella Rosenkranz is refreshing. This 12-year-old Eisenhower Middle School student, who is both reserved and candid, has plenty to boast about, including her victory Saturday in the .

  • Olpe 42, Pitt-Colgan 31

    Top-seeded and undefeated Olpe got a scare from eighth-seeded Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan, but ultimately did enough to win and advance into Friday’s semifinals. The Eagles quickly faced a 7-1 deficit to start the game and trailed by two .

  • Chamber strives to make 2A players, fans welcome

    To the Editor: On Wednesday, the 2015 Class 2A Kansas High School State Championship Tournament began at Bramlage Coliseum. The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and its many volunteers do a tremendous job of making players and fans welcome to Manhattan. I .

  • Are 2A state tournaments not important enough?

    To the Editor: I scoured the Mercury on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Not a single word about one of the biggest events in Manhattan: the Class 2A boys and girls Kansas High School State Championship tournaments at Bramlage Coliseum from .

  • Help Rotary make our town and world better places

    To the Editor: Rotary International has been an important part of my career and personal development for most of my professional life. As a young, single woman who had moved away from friends and family for the first time, I .

  • Symphony plans varied program

    TOPEKA — The Topeka Symphony will present the music of Scarlatti, De Falla, Faure and Schubert on Saturday in White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus.  The 7:30 p.m. program, “Great Sounds,” will be led by the Topeka Symphony’.


    Ben Mullinix Jr., 72, of Lubbock, Texas, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Lubbock, Texas. He was born on Aug. 8, 1942, in Manhattan. He was the son of Ben Mullinix Sr and Eleanor Blockcolsky. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by .


    Diana “Kay” (Whittlesey) Ring, 69, of Manhattan, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills. She was born on Dec. 10, 1945, in Winfield. Complete obituary and service information will be announced at a later date by Irvin Parkview Funeral Home & Cremations..


    Walter Raymond Massey, 93, died Saturday, March 7, 2015. He was born on Aug. 24, 1921, at Alta Vista. He was the son of Benjamin Massey and Florence Nelson Massey. Walt and Hazel were married on Nov. 25, 1954, in St. George. They enjoyed many years of .


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