The 22nd-ranked Kansas State volleyball team returns home after a week-long layoff, embarking on the second half of its Big 12 schedule by welcoming Texas Tech for a 1 p.m. match Saturday at Ahearn Field House. “Sometimes during the course of a Wednesday-Saturday schedule, you have
Game 7. Bottom of the ninth. Two outs. With the tying run on third and the winning run at the plate for the Kansas City Royals, many fans in Johnny Kaw’s Wednesday night had their “rally caps” on, wearing their hats inside out. Most of
TOPEKA — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications. Roberts’ campaign launched
Q: Why is it that by now nearly every other newspaper in the state has come out with their endorsements for state and national offices, but yet the Mercury waits until the weekend just prior to Election Day? A: Oh, jeez. We forgot! Thanks for
Riley County commissioners entered uncharted territory during a bid opening Thursday morning. The county received bids from Josh Connet Excavation LLC of Manhattan and Larson Construction Inc., also of Manhattan, for utility extensions at University Park and Lakeside Heights. The two bid the same amount —
Junction City is putting a curfew on Halloween festivities this year. The city’s police department announced Tuesday that trick-or-treating will be limited to the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. At 8 p.m., the city will sound its storm sirens (what they’re calling
CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are searching for a man accused of killing a former Kansas State University football player outside a nightclub on Oct. 11. A Cleveland police spokeswoman could not say Thursday whether 26-year-old David Garrett was a bystander or was targeted when he was shot.
On paper, the Manhattan High football team’s season-ending trip to Washburn Rural doesn’t look like a competitive matchup. The Junior Blues have just two wins on the season, a pair of romps over undermanned Topeka West and Highland Park. Rural has lost matchups
Let’s make a brief inventory of some of the dramatic happenings in the new Nicholas Sparks movie “The Best of Me.” Three murders and a manslaughter. A divorce. Two guys blown off ships at sea. Seven wasted lives. One child death. One heart transplant.
When Tyler Daveline first moved to defense last season for the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team, he wasn’t sure how it would go. A lifelong soccer player, Daveline had always focused his efforts on offense, but on a senior-laden team loaded with talent at
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