Friday, February 12, 2016



High school art

Artshow.mercury

A mug by Manhattan High sophomore Joy Gruenbacher is on display at the MHS Early Expressions gallery show at K-State’s Beach Museum of Art. A public reception for the show is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.


K-State Sports
  • Football | February 12, 2016 Whitehair, Gronkowski invited to NFL Combine

    Former Kansas State offensive lineman Cody Whitehair and fullback Glenn Gronkowski were among the 300-plus players invited to the 2016 NFL Combine, Feb. 23-29, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., the NFL announced Thursday.

  • Women's Basketball | February 12, 2016 Page looks to build on recent success

    Kaylee Page hopes it was the game that turns her season around. The sophomore guard was 3 for 6 from the field — all 3-pointers — with nine points and four rebounds in Kansas State’s 87-71 win over No. 21 Oklahoma on Tuesday night.

  • Men's Basketball | February 12, 2016 Johnson provides Cats post presence

    D.J. Johnson has explained how blessed he feels to be back from injury numerous times. But the blessing might be equally felt by his Kansas State teammates.

  • Men's Basketball | February 11, 2016 Cats suffer letdown against Baylor

    The Wildcats went into Wednesday’s game against No. 21 Baylor coming off a win over No. 1 Oklahoma and hosting a Bears team that had lost two straight games and playing without one its best players in Rico Gathers.

Galleries
  • Rocky road
    Alcovespring.mercury

    The history of Blue Rapids is a rocky one, geologically speaking.


  • Mauled
    Barry.mercury

    A poor start and struggles from long range were too much for the Wildcats to overcome in an 82-72 loss at Bramlage Coliseum.


Opinion
  • Editorials | February 12, 2016 1 injured in house fire on Yuma Street Friday

    The Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday that the Legislature’s block-grant education funding method is unconstitutionally inequitable couldn’t have been much of a surprise, even to the method’s architects.

  • Letters | February 12, 2016 Community efforts made for a super Souper Bowl

    Since 1995, the Manhattan community has been supporting the Souper Bowl Food and Fund Drive over the Super Bowl weekend to benefit the Flint Hills Breadbasket’s programs.

  • Editorials | February 11, 2016 Careful steps toward rental inspections

    Landlords aren’t thrilled — they rarely are when rental oversight is the topic — but the Manhattan City Commission was correct Tuesday to decide to take another crack at rental inspections.

  • Columns | February 11, 2016 Can we storm the court or not?

    I am surprised and disappointed as I watch newspapers and other media sources awaiting what public condemnation and punishment would be handed out to court-storming Big 12 schools this season.

Lifestyle
Sports
  • Manhattan High School | February 12, 2016 MHS girls drop close one to Rural, 45-41

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team lost a key Centennial League matchup Friday night at home, dropping a game to Washburn Rural, 45-41.

  • Manhattan High School | February 12, 2016 Indians set for Rural rematch at home

    In almost every sport but football, the Washburn Rural Junior Blues have filled in for Junction City as Manhattan’s chief rival among Centennial League teams.

  • Manhattan High School | February 12, 2016 MHS’ Gonzales gets 300th dual win

    In the Manhattan High wrestling team’s final dual of the season, the Indians brought home head coach Robert Gonzales 300th-career victory with a 36-22 win over Derby Thurdsay night.

  • 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.

State & Region
  • 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.

  • February 11, 2016 | State Kansas Supreme Court invalidates school funding law

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court threatened Thursday to shut down schools if lawmakers don't revamp the way the state funds public schools by July, ruling that a law enacted last year as a temporary fix underfunded poor school districts by at least $54 million.

  • February 11, 2016 | State Groups decry US election official acting on citizenship rule

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than 30 advocacy groups are asking a federal elections official to withdraw changes made to a national form requiring residents of Kansas, Alabama and Georgia to provide proof of U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote.

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