Sunday, February 14, 2016



Fight on

Vet2.mercury

Arnold Debrick, a veteran of World War II, chats with guests during the 71st Battle of the Bulge Reunion at the American Legion Saturday afternoon. Attendees said they had thought this year might be their last reunion.


K-State Sports
  • Women's Basketball | February 14, 2016 Cats use balanced attack to beat KU

    It took the Wildcats a little longer than they would have probably liked, but a 12-0 run early in the third quarter was all K-State needed to put the Jayhawks away for good and cruise to a 81-67 victory at Bramlage Coliseum.

  • Men's Basketball | February 14, 2016 Pokes shoot Cats down in Stillwater

    Despite leading with 2 1/2 minutes left in the game, the Wildcats allowed Oklahoma State to tie the game up and nearly win it on a last-second shot in regulation.

  • Baseball | February 14, 2016 K-State baseball looks to build off last year

    The Wildcats were 27-30 last year, just a season removed from finishing in last place and missing the Big 12 tournament to end a streak of seven straight appearances. Two years ago K-State won the Big 12 regular season title and advanced to a Super Regional.

  • Volleyball | February 14, 2016 Five Wildcats to participate in U.S. Women’s National Team open tryout

    Kansas State volleyball players Katie Brand, Macy Flowers, Kersten Kober, Brooke Sassin and Bryna Vogel will participate in the annual U.S. Women’s National Team open tryout February 19-21 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Galleries
  • A better cheddar
    Cheese1.mercury

    The business, which makes and sells a variety of cheddar and jack cheeses, was founded in 1946. Apart from a brief interruption from 1998 to 2004, the Hansen family has owned the company for the past 30 years.


  • Rivalry sweep
    Craig.mercury

    Paint the state purple after the Kansas State women completed the season sweep of the rival Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday night


Opinion
  • Editorials | February 14, 2016 Collaboration boosts regional prosperity

    Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce President Lyle Butler didn’t break a lot of new ground on the topic of regionalism last week, but his comments to the Riley County Commission were nevertheless appropriate.

  • Letters | February 14, 2016 Legislature must restore medical expense deduction

    How can the Kansas governor and Legislature justify a change in the Kansas tax code that deletes medical expense from itemized deductions? This change results in a citizen with income that is completely used for medical care being required to pay Kansas tax.

  • Letters | February 14, 2016 Bioresearch labs also can be of great benefit to people

    Most things in life represent a quest for balance. The statement that a research lab is liable to “kill off half the world population” in a Feb. 9 letter to the editor is not productive.

  • Columns | February 14, 2016 As Germany goes, so goes the rest of Europe

    When the German economy improves and the country is politically stable, it is good for Europe, just as the opposite is the case. In short, to discern where Europe is going, take a careful look at Germany.

Lifestyle
  • Arts & Leisure | February 14, 2016 Ballet Folklorico, Shakespeare Faire and more

    A celebration of Shakespeare and the First Folio featuring English Scholar Speed Talks; public reading of sonnets; scene presentations by K-State Theatre; music performances and “instrument petting zoo” by Collegium Musicum.

  • Arts & Leisure | February 14, 2016 Grammy nominee, KSU prof got early start in music

    At age 30, Bryan Pinkall, a music professor at K-State already has won three Grammys and is nominated for two more at Monday’s ceremony. His childhood fascination with the Olympics lead him to work on the opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

  • Books | February 14, 2016 ‘After You’ examines sadness, joy of lost love

    In real life, love stories don’t always end with “happily ever after.” Sometimes people drift apart, or circumstances — or tragedies — cut the relationship short. Perhaps that’s why Jojo Moyes’ novel, “Me Before You,” seemed to resonate with so many readers.

  • Books | February 14, 2016 Sociologist studies religious, nonreligious lives

    “Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions” is Zuckerman’s latest in-depth articulation of secular peoples’ approaches to life; he thoroughly examines their worldviews and perspectives, and shares their personal challenges as well as their experiences of joy.

Sports
  • Manhattan High School | February 14, 2016 Rural edges MHS girls in key league matchup

    In a dogfight with Washburn Rural on Friday night and in desperate need of a game-tying bucket, Manhattan worked hard to get quality shots.

  • Manhattan High School | February 14, 2016 Indians bounce back, beat Rural

    With the win, the Indians moved into first place in the sub-state standings, overtaking Wichita Southeast, who entered the night a half game ahead of the Tribe but lost to Bishop Carroll.

  • Area Schools | February 14, 2016 Rock Creek girls get second road win

    the at-times offensively-challenged Mustangs, looking to avoid a fourth straight defeat, finished the game at the free-throw line and survived for a 42-34 win, just their second road win of the season.

  • Manhattan High School | February 14, 2016 Indians take 3rd at league meet

    The Manhattan High boys’ swim team finished ahead of six-time defending champion Washburn Rural at the Centennial League meet in Topeka on Friday, a milestone in itself.

State & Region
  • February 14, 2016 | State American cyclist Coryn Rivera riding fast road to Rio

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The sprightly girl aboard the hand-me-down bike had started to cry, tears trickling down her cheeks 50 miles into the longest ride of her life.

  • February 12, 2016 | State Voting rights groups sue federal election official

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A coalition of voting rights groups on Friday sued a federal elections official who decided that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a national form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.

  • February 12, 2016 | State Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia 1st to draw lifetime drug ban

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.

  • February 11, 2016 | State Revitalized El Paso ready to show off for papal tourists

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — No longer the desolate space it was a few years ago, downtown El Paso is ripe with new hotels, bars, restaurants — and bulldozers that herald the planned construction of a streetcar, a children's museum, a Mexican-American cultural center and new mixed-used buildings.

  • February 11, 2016 | State Standoff over guns at Tennessee legislative office complex

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If it's up to the Republican speakers of the state House and Senate, the more than half-million Tennesseans with permits will soon be able to carry guns inside the legislative office complex.

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