Monday, April 27, 2015

Prairie party


Annie Wilson and Tallgrass Express String Band perform in front of a crowd at the Flint Hills Festival Sunday afternoon at the Discovery Center.

K-State Sports
  • Baseball | April 27, 2015 Wildcats beat Baylor to take first-ever series in Waco

    The Kansas State baseball team erased a 3-1 deficit with five unanswered runs after the seventh inning to earn its first series win in program history at Baylor by beating the Bears, 6-3, on Sunday at Baylor Ballpark.


  • Golf | April 27, 2015 Wildcats 9th at Big 12 tournament

    SAN ANTONIO — The Kansas State women’s golf team finished ninth after a final-round score of 16-over-par 304 on Sunday at the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship at the par-72, 6,246-yard Dominion Country Club...

  • Football | April 26, 2015 QB race unsettled after spring game

    Kansas State coach Bill Snyder doesn’t need to decide on his quarterback until just before his team’s first game on Sept. 5 against South Dakota.


  • Men's Basketball |Manhattan High School | April 26, 2015 McAtee to walk on at K-State

    An already-large group of newcomers to the Kansas State men’s basketball team got bigger Friday morning as Manhattan High senior Pierson McAtee accepted head coach Bruce Weber’s invitation to join the program as a walk-on...

  • Once, twice, sold

    It’s Thursday evening, the night before an auction, and cattle are beginning to arrive. Manhattan Commission Company already smells like livestock.

  • K-State baseball: Punchless

    TCU pitcher Preston Morrison pitched a complete-game shutout, holding the Wildcats to four hits and two walks while striking out six in a 9-0 win for the Horned Frogs.

  • MHS Baseball vs. Shawnee Heights

    The Indians were swept, with the Thunderbirds winning the first game, 7-3, and run-ruling MHS in six innings in Game 2, 16-8.

  • Missed chance

    The Mountaineers (18-11, 4-5) came through in the clutch when K-State couldn’t.

  • Editorials | April 26, 2015 Commission enjoys smooth transition

    What was striking in a story Wednesday on the transition on the Manhattan City Commission was the commitment of present and former members to making this a better city...

  • Columns | April 26, 2015 Therapy is cheaper than alcohol

    The marquee of Rickel’s Liquor Store in Aggieville currently advertises that “Alcohol is Cheaper Than Going to Therapy.” As a licensed psychologist, I’d like to disagree.


  • Letters | April 26, 2015 Concealed carry cartoon reflects poorly on police

    The “Oz meets Mayberry” cartoon in Thursday’s Mercury is really out there! I am going to go out on a limb and say the artist is not a supporter of the concealed carry law.


  • Letters | April 26, 2015 Continued support helps Habitat fulfill its mission

    On behalf of Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity’s 12th Chocolate and Tea event, I want to thank everyone who attended on Sunday, April 12.


  • Arts, Leisure | April 26, 2015 Flint Hills Fest, ‘Mikado,’ Chaucer celebration

    Manhattan Arts Center presents “The Mikado” by Gilbert & Sullivan, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


  • Arts, Leisure | April 26, 2015 Granger Smith brings country to Wareham

    Some call him Granger. Some call him Earl. But if he continues the upward climb, perhaps “country music superstar” would be more appropriate someday for this country boy from Texas.


  • Off The Beat | April 26, 2015 On reunions and time machines

    This past week, I received an invite to a Facebook group for my high school’s 10-year reunion. When did 2006 become almost 10 years ago?


  • Books | April 26, 2015 Book traces Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson’s life

    At the First Battle of Manassas, Virginia - also called the First Battle of Bull Run - Confederate General Barnard Bee said of General Thomas J. Jackson, “Yonder stands Jackson like a stone wall.”


  • Men's Basketball |Manhattan High School | April 26, 2015 McAtee to walk on at K-State

    An already-large group of newcomers to the Kansas State men’s basketball team got bigger Friday morning as Manhattan High senior Pierson McAtee accepted head coach Bruce Weber’s invitation to join the program as a walk-on...

  • Manhattan High School | April 24, 2015 Late grand slam dooms MHS softball

    Though the Vikings (10-0) strung together a few hits to start the inning, Manhattan was still in good shape down by one with two outs. Then came senior Payton Summers’ at-bat.


  • Manhattan High School | April 24, 2015 Vikings come back twice to beat Indians

    Despite playing with leads in each game of Thursday’s doubleheader at Seaman, the Manhattan High baseball team was swept by the Vikings, losing 7-4 in Game 1 and 6-4 in the nightcap...

  • Manhattan High School | April 24, 2015 MHS tennis wins at Salina tourney

    After a lengthy layoff from competition, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team got back in action, winning the Salina South Invitational on Thursday...

State & Region
  • April 27, 2015 | State 89-year-old former Kansas player scores in alumni scrimmage

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An 89-year-old former University of Kansas football player has gained fresh fame after making a touchdown run during an alumni scrimmage.

  • April 24, 2015 | State Judge shields evidence in Fort Riley bomb plot case

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has shielded from public disclosure evidence the U.S. government turns over to attorneys for a Kansas man accused of trying to bomb an Army installation.

  • April 23, 2015 | State Dog rescued in Kansas after 13 days under concrete slab

    DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A miniature dachshund has been rescued after spending 13 days trapped underneath a concrete slab at her home in Kansas.

  • April 21, 2015 | State Feds charge ex-bank president, others with money laundering

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former bank president and two of his customers allegedly conspired to launder drug money in Kansas for Mexican cartels, while two former employees of the small southwest Kansas bank failed to report the suspicious financial transactions, according to charges unsealed Tuesday.

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