Thursday, February 11, 2016



Crafted with love

Potsale.mercury

K-State freshman Molly Lenhausen sets up pottery for sale at Bosco Plaza Thursday morning. The sale is a fundraiser for the K-State Potters Guild’s trip to the 50th National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts conference in March.


K-State Sports
  • 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.

  • Tennis | February 11, 2016 Wildcats fall 5-2 at Missouri

    The Kansas State women’s tennis team earned singles wins from Millie Stretton and Livia Cirnu, but was unable to keep pace with Missouri on Wednesday as the Wildcats lost the dual 5-2 at Mizzou Tennis Complex.

  • Golf | February 11, 2016 KSU women’s golf opens in Florida

    The Kansas State women’s golf team will get its spring season underway this weekend, as the Wildcats head to Tallahassee, Fla., to compete in the Florida State Match-Up at the par-72, 6,265-yard Don Veller Seminole Golf Course and Club.

  • Football | February 11, 2016 Scott to be inducted into Atlanta HoF

    K-State Hall of Famer and Ring of Honor member Clarence Scott will add to his list of honors on Friday when he is inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame as a member of its Class of 2016.

Galleries
  • 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.


  • K-State 87, No. 21 Oklahoma 71
    Craig.mercury

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


Opinion
  • 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.

  • Letters | February 11, 2016 McCulloh’s rental housing assessment isn’t fact-based

    We have a building codes and a code department. I believe they are competent and sufficient for their duties.

  • 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.

Lifestyle
  • Arts & Leisure | February 11, 2016 ‘Saturday Night Fever’ comes to McCain Friday

    This weekend “Saturday Night Fever” comes on Friday as the McCain Performance Series presents “Australian Bee Gees Show, A Tribute to the Bee Gees.”

  • 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.

Sports
  • 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.

State & Region
  • 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 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 OneJet adding Pittsburgh flights to Hartford, more in future

    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — OneJet has named Pittsburgh a "focus city" and plans to add daily flights to Hartford, Connecticut and four other cities.

  • February 11, 2016 | State 80-year-old drug dealer to be sentenced for pot operation

    BOSTON (AP) — An 80-year-old man who admitted running a sprawling multistate marijuana-dealing operation faces sentencing in federal court in Massachusetts.

  • February 10, 2016 | State Pro racecar driver Scott Tucker charged in payday loan scam

    NEW YORK (AP) — Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges accusing him of living the high life on the backs of millions of desperate people who used his payday lending operation to get quick cash over the Internet.

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