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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 13, 2014

    When it comes to K-State pay, athletics comes out on top

    Nine of the 10 highest-paid employees at Kansas State University in 2013 worked for the Athletics Department, according to a Mercury analysis of public records. The only person at K-State who broke the top 10 and didn’t work in sports: Kirk Schulz, the university president. He ranked

  • Local | April 13, 2014

    Drone technology now here…and everywhere else


    Ed McNamara doesn’t seem like a man would challenge the law or flout authority. A Chicago native who was keeping a roof over his head by shooting wedding videos and taking assorted other jobs, McNamara was outraged by the events of Sept. 11, 2001 — and promptly

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 13, 2014

    Funk outlines post plans

    FORT RILEY — This post historically has been critical to the Army mission, but it’s been just as vital to the economic and overall health of the Flint Hills region that surrounds it. On Friday, movers and shakers from Fort Riley’s neighboring communities gathered

  • April 13, 2014

    Wamego festival folk compensate for lack of tulips

    WAMEGO — There may be a shortage of actual tulips this weekend for Tulip Festival — thanks, polar vortex — but event organizers still expect thousands of people to flood Wamego City Park. The early birds weren’t discouraged Saturday morning as festival activities began for the 27th

  • Off The Beat | April 13, 2014

    This is great prose, Mike said poetically


    The category on a recent episode of TV’s “Jeopardy!” was “Adverbs,” and the answer on the answer-and-question program was, “ ‘The doctor had to remove my left ventricle,’ Tom said (this).” The question, of course, was “What is ‘half-heartedly’?” I burst out laughing, and not

  • Area Schools | April 13, 2014

    Yungeberg, Plummer lead Mustangs to new heights

    In just a short time, Valley Heights girls’ basketball coach Jenny Yungeberg and boys’ coach Adam Plummer have taken their programs to whole new levels. Both led their teams to the best finishes in school history this past season, earning the two coaches the distinction

  • Baseball | April 13, 2014

    Red Raiders rally to beat Wildcats, 7-4

    LUBBOCK, Texas — The Kansas State baseball team scored three runs in the first inning, but Texas Tech rallied to edge the Wildcats, 7-4, on Saturday at Rip Griffin Park. K-State (20-15, 2-6 Big 12) had three of its first four batters of the game score, but

  • April 13, 2014

    Roepke, Schneider named area Players of the Year

    They were the best players on two of the area’s best teams this season, and both led their teams to the state tournament. That’s why Valley Heights sophomore Brandi Roepke and Rock Creek senior Ryan Schneider are the 2014 Flint Hills Players of the

  • April 13, 2014

    K-State volleyball season tickets on sale Monday

    With the 2014 season fast approaching, season tickets for the new Kansas State volleyball season will go on sale starting on Monday. Chairback season tickets are $100 and available to Ahearn Fund members only. The chairback season tickets are expected to sell out for the fourth straight

  • Football | April 13, 2014

    Cox to be inducted into Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame

    Third-year K-State linebackers coach Mike Cox was inducted into the Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame during the 52nd annual North Idaho Sports Banquet on Saturday in Coeur d Alene, Idaho. Cox, one of five inductees in this year’s class, was a standout at Coeur’

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