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  • McGruder playing for Heat in summer

    Former Kansas State guard Rodney McGruder is working to earn a job in the NBA this summer. McGruder is currently playing for the Miami Heat in the NBA’s Summer League in Orlando, Fla., from July 4-10. In three games, .

  • K-State ranks 26th in attendance Crowd baylor.mercury

    Kansas State has ranked among the Top 35 in men’s basketball attendance for the eighth time in the last nine years, as the NCAA released its attendance figures for the 2014-15 season. The Wildcats attracted an average of 12,549 fans per .

  • Officials ask county to spend money on birth control

    Riley County Health Department officials believe they can save more than $2 million in future health spending by investing in family planning services. The health department on Monday asked Riley County commissioners to invest $211,699 in the program in 2016. Other investments in .

  • City to discuss building study

    City officials on Tuesday will discuss a study regarding the conversion of the Community House, 120 N. Fourth St., into a facility to serve low- and moderate-income residents. City commissioners in April approved a design study with the Bruce McMillan architecture .

  • World Cup triumph worth savoring

    Soccer purists who savor scores of 1 to nil or games in which penalty kicks decide the outcome after two scoreless halves might be reluctant to embrace Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final — unless they are Americans. The U.S. .

  • 2 injured in 3-vehicle accident near Wamego

    Two people were injured and officials shut down a highway for several hours following a three-vehicle wreck near Wamego on Sunday. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Patrick Joseph Arrow, 21, Louisville, was driving a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse north on K-99 .

  • Entomologist trades bugs for brushes in retirement Neighbor.mercury

    As a research entomologist, Dick Beeman spent his career studying the natural world. Now in retirement,  he spends his time painting portraits. Beeman’s interest and talent in art started when he was a child in Madison, Wisconsin. “I’.

  • Cameron: Americans made this win look easy Soccercolor.mercury

    KANSAS CITY — Tension is both the best and the worst thing about a massive game. Like the thousands of others crammed into the downtown Power & Light District for the Women’s World Cup final with the U.S. facing .

  • Woman takes plea deal in February drug bust case

    A Manhattan woman charged in connection with a February drug bust that netted items valued at more than $170,000 pleaded no contest to three misdemeanors Monday morning as part of a plea agreement. In Riley County District Court, Taylor Marie Beck, 19, .

  • ‘Magic Mike’ sequel has even less story than original G.w.clift1

    Three years ago the American movie-going public was treated to an entertainment called “Magic Mike.” What story there was in it considered the difficulties a male stripper (Channing Tatum or Tatum Channing) faced while trying to start a custom furniture .

  • Fire destroys vacant mobile home in Ogden

    Officials suspect fireworks caused an early-morning fire that burned an unoccupied mobile home to the ground and caused significant damage to a neighboring property Sunday in Ogden. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters were called to the .

  • Can we get any more moral than executing killers?

    To the Editor: What a delicious experience it was to read the June 28 column by your reporter, Chris Haxel. He has developed a wonderful low-key “voice” when too many over-reach when trying to be funny. I loved his reference to .





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