Sunday, February 14, 2016



High school art

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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
  • 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.

  • Track & Field | February 14, 2016 K-State track finishes off Tyson Invitational

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Kansas State track and field team closed out the Tyson Invitational with a spark as it saw six more athletes record personal bests with one school record on Saturday.

  • 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.

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
  • 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.

  • 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.

Lifestyle
  • Gardening | February 14, 2016 Competing for the largest cabbage

    Our local 4-H members will be growing cabbage for the county fair in July. Cabbage is the vegetable selected for the “largest” exhibit this year, and the winner will be determined by weight.

  • Arts & Leisure | February 12, 2016 Jessica Lang Dance a welcome inclusion in McCain series

    Last Tuesday evening’s appearance, as part of this year’s McCain Auditorium series, of Jessica Lang Dance was associated with the on-going “Shakespeare in the Little Apple” festivities.

  • Movies | February 11, 2016 Now along comes the ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ movie

    The script does handle some things well—communicating Wickham’s motivation for eloping with Lydia, for example. It can be argued, though, that the zombie business hinders to the story.

  • 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.”

Sports
  • 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.

  • Area Schools | February 14, 2016 Wamego edges Abilene in league matchup

    At Abilene, the Wamego boys’ basketball team got off to a slow start but recovered to score a key NCKL road win against Abilene Friday night, 55-52.

  • Area Schools | February 14, 2016 DONIPHAN WEST 61, BV-RANDOLPH 35

    At Randolph, Doniphan West took a 24-point lead to halftime and had no trouble taking care of business against Blue Valley, winning every quarter but the third to win big.

State & Region
  • 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.

  • 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.

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