Thursday, February 11, 2016

40 days of fasting


The Rev. Kerry Ninemire blesses guests with ashes during an Ash Wednesday ceremony this morning at Seven Dolors Catholic Church.

K-State Sports
  • Women's Basketball | February 10, 2016 Wesemann leads Cats past OU

    The Wildcats trailed by as many as nine early and led by as many as 23 late, as they improved to 15-8 overall and 5-7 in the Big 12. The Sooners dropped to 16-7 and 7-5 in the league.

  • Men's Basketball | February 10, 2016 Cats ready for Baylor rematch

    The Wildcats slowed down Baylor’s offense, managed to have some success against the Baylor zone and had a chance to win in the final minutes. But K-State couldn’t close the deal, losing 79-72 in double overtime.

  • Men's Basketball | February 09, 2016 K-State looks to build on big win

    The Wildcats host No. 21 Baylor on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m., looking to build off a win over the No. 1 team in the country from Saturday’s 80-69 win over the Sooners.

  • Women's Basketball | February 09, 2016 Wildcats set to host No. 20 OU

    The Wildcats return to the friendly confines of Bramlage Coliseum after two straight double-figure losses on the road — three losses overall — looking for a split with the No. 20 Sooners.

  • K-State 87, No. 21 Oklahoma 71

    The Wildcats snapped their three-game losing streak with a stunning 87-71 victory over 21st-ranked Oklahoma at Bramlage Coliseum.

  • Post-game celebration

    When the Wildcats did win the game, no fans ran onto the court to celebrate. In a more unique fashion, the players celebrated the win on the court and then ran up to the student section to recognize the fans.

  • Editorials | February 10, 2016 Gas tax preferable to a new fee on oil

    President Barack Obama’s proposed $10 fee on a barrel of oil as part of his next budget isn’t fully thought out, but it deserves better than the kneejerk partisan denunciation it’s gotten from Republicans.

  • Letters | February 10, 2016 Genealogical searches shine light on ancestors, history

    I really enjoyed the Feb. 3 Mercury article on the “found note” at KSU Memorial Stadium! As a genealogist and volunteer at the Riley County Genealogical Society, I could not resist searching for the workers.

  • Editorials | February 09, 2016 Decision should have been unanimous

    Three cheers for Riley County Commissioners Bob Boyd and Ron Wells, and one jeer for Commissioner Ben Wilson, who chairs the board that sets policies for this county.

  • Letters | February 09, 2016 Biological research labs hold great capacity for harm

    Do you have any idea what they are researching in those labs? Does our government have any idea what is being created in these labs? Well, you probably need to find out before they kill half of the world population.

  • Movies | February 10, 2016 ‘Hail, Caesar!’ will please most Coen brothers fans

    It may be possible to understand the Coens’ new film as a cynical take on their own industry. But this interpretation is certainly not required.

  • Arts & Leisure | February 09, 2016 Current K-State production has many attractions

    For the local theater-goer, the current K-State Theater production “Forward” has all sorts of attractions. The play is premiering in the Purple Masque, the new small theater in West Memorial Stadium opposite the Alumni Center’s parking lot.

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | February 08, 2016 Student guides K-State’s Burrow through wizarding world

    In the Harry Potter series, owls deliver important mail to wizards. In the real world, Cherra Bliss saw a Harry Potter banquet flyer meant for everyone at K-State.

  • Arts & Leisure | February 08, 2016 Unabridged Shakespeare at McCain is a delight

    Actors from the London Stage presented A Midsummer Night’s Dream to a near capacity downstairs only McCain Auditorium crowd as part of this month’s celebration of “Shakespeare in the Little Apple.” Were they good? Were they ever.

  • Manhattan High School | February 10, 2016 MHS girls stay in league race with win

    TECUMSEH — If the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had hopes of competing for a league title over the course of the final five games of the regular season, winning at least one game this week was crucial.

  • Manhattan High School | February 10, 2016 Indians drop first league game of year

    Following his team’s 76-69 loss to the Thunderbirds — the Tribe’s first loss in Centennial League play — George said both were sorely lacking at times in a game of runs that ultimately went to the home team.

  • Area Schools | February 10, 2016 Rock Creek boys edge Marysville

    At Flush, the Rock Creek boys’ basketball team held on to beat Marysville, 52-50, on Tuesday at home.

  • Area Schools | February 10, 2016 WASHINGTON CO. 64, VALLEY HEIGHTS 48

    At Blue Rapids, the Mustangs got off to a slow start and never recovered in a 64-48 loss to the Tigers.

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