Saturday, April 30, 2016


  • Local |Public Health | April 22, 2016

    Leaders discuss creating mental health facility

    Officials sought answers Thursday on the best way to develop a regional mental health crisis facility. They discussed the idea during a joint meeting with Manhattan, Riley County and Pottawatomie County officials. Robbin Cole, executive director of Pawnee Mental Health Services, said Pawnee has been

  • Editorials | April 22, 2016

    Earth is our home; let’s take care of it

    We’ve come a long way since the first Earth Day, the inspiration in 1970 of U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, an environmentalist, and others who hoped to raise public awareness about our planet, its fragility and its resources. That was back before laptops, smart phones,

  • Local |Business | April 22, 2016

    Kinder leaving Mercury to open western wear store

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    Sports editor Joshua Kinder is leaving the Mercury to open a business in downtown Manhattan. He joined The Mercury in 2007 and has overseen the sports department and covered K-State football and women’s basketball since then.  He previously had worked at the Lawton (Okla.)

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 22, 2016

    Board votes down moving term limits

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board could temporarily lose three members in 2017 to protest a state law changing the timing of local elections. The board on Wednesday voted down a measure that would have extended the terms of Marcia Rozell, Aaron Estabrook and Pat Hudgins. Estabrook, Hudgins,

  • Columns | April 22, 2016

    Kinder: Nothing easy about writing this column

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    I’ve had two months to write this column, and yet here I am the night before it’s supposed to run and I’m no closer to finding the words to express what I’m thinking right now. I’ve anguished over writing a “

  • Pro Sports | April 22, 2016

    Something seems off with Royals

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The season has barely started, sure. And yes, the Royals open a three-game series against the East-leading Orioles tonight with a 10-5 record — a tidy pace that would equate to 108 wins. Beyond that, four of those Royals losses have come against some

  • Football | April 22, 2016

    Snyder takes chance on WR Pringle


    Before Byron Pringle ever signed with Kansas State he had to have a special meeting with Wildcat coach Bill Snyder. Pringle, a 22-year-old sophomore wide receiver for the Wildcats, came to K-State after one season at Butler Community College and a couple years after his

  • Movies | April 22, 2016

    Little memorable about the latest ‘Barbershop’


    Twelve years was enough time for most of us to forget the first two “Barbershop” movies. It’s been even longer, this writer is told, since a public feud broke out between the third “Barbershop’s” two stars. Ice Cube, always the headliner in the

  • Manhattan High School | April 22, 2016

    Indians win at Salina South tourney

    After playing some of the toughest competition it will see all year, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team dialed things down a bit in a trip to Salina on Thursday, taking first place among eight teams at the Salina South Invitational. The Indians switched up

  • Pro Sports | April 22, 2016

    Volquez sharp as Royals beat Tigers


    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Edinson Volquez whirled around on the mound as the drive by the Tigers’ Justin Upton soared over his head, and for a moment wondered why Lorenzo Cain wasn’t giving chase. It turned out the Royals’ centerfielder had been shading Upton

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