Monday, November 30, 2015


  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 23, 2015

    Big Lakes director says proposals could lead to funding cuts

    Proposed changes to Kansas law would likely result in funding cuts to disability services across the state, Lori Feldkamp, director of the Big Lakes Developmental Center, told Riley County commissioners Monday. Feldkamp said the changes are still in the preliminary stages — lacking any written documents

  • Football | November 23, 2015

    5-7 football teams could go bowling this year

    The NCAA football oversight committee is expected this week to provide guidelines for matching bowls with sub.-500 teams if there are not enough bowl-eligible squads to fill the record 80 postseason spots available this year. Bowl officials are hoping the committee, which is led by

  • Football | November 23, 2015

    Rhoads fired at Iowa State


    AMES, Iowa — Paul Rhoads was one of the most popular coaches at Iowa State. He just didn’t win enough to keep his job. Iowa State said that athletic director Jamie Pollard told Rhoads on Sunday that he’s out after seven seasons. Rhoads went 32

  • Men's Basketball | November 23, 2015

    Cats, Tigers meet in classic Big 12 clash

    So far, so good. Just three games into the season the Kansas State men’s basketball team looks much improved from a season ago, though there is still a long way to go. K-State has scored 80 or more points in the first three games of

  • Men's Basketball | November 23, 2015

    Rodriguez aims to be next Puerto Rican NBA PG


    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Miami’s Angel Rodriguez left Puerto Rico at 15 for the U.S. mainland to play high school basketball and chase a college scholarship. Now he’s the point guard for a team looking like a potential force in the Atlantic Coast

  • Football | November 23, 2015

    Burns earns 2nd straight Big 12 honor

    Kansas State senior kick returner Morgan Burns picked up his second consecutive Big 12 weekly honor on Monday, as he was again named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance in K-State’s thrilling 38-35 victory over Iowa State on Saturday. It

  • Manhattan High School | November 23, 2015

    MHS lands 13 on all-league football teams

    The Manhattan High football team landed 13 players on the All-Centennial League teams released by the league’s coaches on Monday morning. Ian Trapp made the list as Manhattan’s only first-team selection at punter, while being named second-team at quarterback. Other second-team selections included tight

  • Letters | November 23, 2015

    Let’s protect young from themselves

    The overall death rate from all drug overdoses for Kansans 12 to 25 years old is 5.9 per 100,000. That might not sound alarming, but the rate doesn’t lessen the grief for the families and friends of those who suffer fatal drug overdoses. Even folks who take comfort

  • Letters | November 23, 2015

    Realtor, property owner should be embarrassed

    To the Editor: I am writing in response to the Mercury article on Nov. 20 concerning the problem of run-down houses in the 500 block of Moro Street. The sentiment of the article seemed to be that we should feel sorry for the owner of these houses

  • Letters | November 23, 2015

    Fix shabby properties, or price them realistically

    To the Editor: Congratulations to Loren Pepperd for the front-page advertisement of his listings in the 500 block of Moro Street. Most of us would have to pay real money for that kind of thing.  There are quite a few parts of the article that

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