Though preliminary Senate approval Monday of an immigration reform measure by a 67-27 vote looks impressive, there’s no assurance whatsoever that this bill will become law. The bill is flawed, perhaps fatally, and it faces even more hostility in the House of Representatives than
I am writing in response to the article in the June 21-22 Mercury about the pay of KSU President Kirk Schulz. I hope I am not the only one who is outraged that the president of a public university received a $60,000 raise. According to the
To the Editor: This is in reference to the letter, “It’s not always wise to carry concealed weapons,” in Sunday’s Mercury.
The Manhattan Optimist 14-and-under Aftershock played in the Lady Irish Invitational this past weekend in Chapman. On Saturday, they faced the Fort Riley Gold Rush, winning 12-0. Michaela Hays pitched and Olivia Lee caught. Alyssa Mitoska, Alyssa Sias, Lee and Hays each singled. Alex
A Junction City minister accused of the molestation of several underage boys expressed his desire to waive his preliminary hearing and enter into a negotiated settlement with the state during a status hearing Tuesday morning. Jordan Young, 25, a music minister at the Faith Tabernacle Apostolic
The Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under Lasers softball team went 2-5 record at the Summer Smash this past weekend in Lenexa to finish seventh in the 15-team field. The Lasers opened pool play Friday night with a 4-0 win over the NEMO Extreme. Aubrey Jung struck out
With the NBA Draft two days away, former Kansas State guard Rodney McGruder has been working hard to catch the eye of professional scouts. McGruder is seeking to become the first K-State player to reach the NBA since Michael Beasley and Bill Walker were drafted
The Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under Moxie finished second in the the Ozark Classic NIT this past weekend in Branson Mo. The Moxie went 2-1 in pool play, and 2-1 in bracket play for the runner-up finish. On Friday, the Moxie opened pool play with the Regal
The Optimist 12-and-under Bullets went 7-2 and finished fourth this past weekend at the Summer Smash in Lenexa. In pool play, the Bullets were a perfect 4-0. The Bullets won the first game against Flame Throwers 10-0 and then defeated the SWAT 4-1.
The Manhattan Optimist 13-and-under Lady Indians finished 13th this past weekend at the three-day Summer Smash in Lenexa. The squad posted a 3-0-1 record to win its pool in early-round games. The Lady Indians defeated Tanel 360 Missouri 10-1, the KC Panthers 12-0 and the
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