Lifestyle

  • Women's Basketball | August 17, 2014

    Mittie to host coaching academy

    Kansas State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie and his staff will host a two-day K-State Women’s Basketball Coaching Academy, Oct. 18-19 in the Basketball Training Facility and Bramlage Coliseum. The two-day academy will feature access to two live K-State women’s basketball

  • Football | August 17, 2014

    K-State to continue ‘This Family Wears Purple’ promotion

    For the second straight season, K-State will participate in the “This Family Wears Purple” football ticket promotion, a partnership with local and regional retailers that will allow Wildcat fans across the Midwest to purchase from a limited number of specially reserved tickets to the Nov. 1

  • Football | August 17, 2014

    Waters earns nod on Manning Award watch list

    K-State senior quarterback Jake Waters earned his fourth major college football award watch-list honor Thursday, as he was named a candidate for the Manning Award, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced. Waters, one of 32 quarterbacks nationally and one of four from the Big 12, is up for

  • Books | August 17, 2014

    Rowling’s ‘Galbraith’ experiment starting to pass some tests

    It’s not often that an author’s debut novel goes from a slow seller to a huge success literally overnight. In the case of “A Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith, the huge burst in sales came last summer when Galbraith was revealed to

  • Books | August 17, 2014

    Mystery solved, Watson: Library has the cure for those ‘Sherlocked’

    Keri.mills

    The BBC series, “Sherlock,” premiered in 2010 and has since gained legions of followers. If you are one of the many, like myself, who have been “Sherlocked,” then you were unhappy with the news that season four will not even begin filming until the winter of 2015.

  • Books | August 17, 2014

    ‘Dogs’ a good mix of history and novel

    Bobbie Pyron’s “The Dogs of Winter” is certainly one of those rare gems that produced in me a flux of emotions. And I am glad that the novel, based on a true story, will soon be released in paperback format on Aug. 26. Pyron’s

  • Books | August 17, 2014

    ‘One Night’ captivates with reality

    It isn’t often a Western writer takes readers into Moscow, at least not in the triumphant period after VE Day. It’s easy for Americans to forget how much the Soviet Union lost in World War II, yet the vast death and destruction that

  • Editorials | August 17, 2014

    Aggieville businesses rose to the occasion

    New Year’s Eve is more than four months away, yet there’s already reason to break out the noisemakers. Aggieville businesses have stepped forward with a commitment to underwrite the event, which has been a fixture in the entertainment district for more than a

  • Letters | August 17, 2014

    Many contributed to success of Just Try It Youth Triathlon

    To the Editor: The second annual Hy-Vee Just Tri It Youth Triathlon was held last weekend in City Park, and it was a resounding success. This not-for-profit swim-bike-run event is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and friendly competition among our area’s youth. More than 150 

  • Letters | August 17, 2014

    Mercury helped make something good happen

    To the Editor: My wife and I would like to thank the Mercury for running the lost keys information in the paper. We received four calls and the keys were returned to a young college student who lives in our community. She was very appreciative


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