Tuesday, May 24, 2016


  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 15, 2016

    Area police arrest 3 in 2 drug busts

    Area police made three arrests in two separate drug busts earlier this week. According to a report from the Riley County Police Department, 22-year-old Weston Walker Jones, 741 Zeandale Road, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Thursday after police executed a search warrant at his residence. Police

  • Local |Education | May 15, 2016

    Flint Hills All-Academic Team shows off area students’ accomplishments

    Students in the area are set to walk across a stage and receive their high school diplomas, commencing their further educational pursuits. Sixteen students from five area schools were selected for The Mercury’s annual Flint Hills All-Academic Team as some of the most successful

  • Local |Business | May 15, 2016

    Opera house adds to history with chandelier


    John Bannister York appreciates the serendipity. A career surveyor by trade, York has stepped up work on his various artistic pieces — many of which feature different forms of stained glass — since his official retirement. York’s most recent design is a 143-pound art deco chandelier

  • Baseball | May 15, 2016

    Wildcats take down Kansas, 12-2


    With a series still on the schedule for both Kansas State and Kansas following this weekend’s Sunflower Showdown, the final conference standings — and who will be left out of the Big 12 Championship — won’t be set until after next weekend. But Saturday’s 12-2

  • Baseball | May 15, 2016

    Krauth, Jayhawks too much for Cats


    Kansas State had a chance to take control in the first inning on Friday against Kansas. But an inning-ending double play helped Kansas pitcher Ben Krauth escape danger and he shut down the Wildcats the rest of the way in a 4-1 win for the

  • Editorials | May 14, 2016

    Caps and gowns and aspirations

    It’s been a busy few days at McCain Auditorium and Bramlage Coliseum. That was especially true Saturday, when many hundreds of undergraduates — accompanied by thousands of relatives and friends — filed in and out on a tight schedule so the next wave of new graduates

  • Books | May 14, 2016

    Author presents theory of Earhart’s ‘death’

    On May 20, 1937, the prominent aviatrix from Atchison, Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, left Oakland, California, on a round-the-world trip. They never made it. On July 2, they disappeared somewhere between Lae, New Guinea, and Howland Island, 2,556 miles to the east. What became of them

  • Books | May 14, 2016

    Novel focuses on victims of Nazi medical research

    Don’t let the number of pages discourage you from reading this riveting historical fiction account about a group of prisoners in Ravenbruck, a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, a German female doctor at the camp and an American socialite. In 1942, Reinhard Heydrich,

  • Books | May 14, 2016

    Satisfy your sweet tooth with cookie cook books


    May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day. Ruth Graves Wakefield’s creation of the original chocolate chip cookie was a happy accident. Ruth intended to bake chocolate cookies for her guests, but she ran out of baker’s chocolate. When she substituted chopped up semi-sweet chocolate,

  • Books | May 14, 2016

    Key years in Washington’s life

    During this contentious time in the 2016 U.S. presidential nomination process, it is interesting to look back to our first presidential election. Only white males of property could vote and they were casting their ballots for other white males of which George Washington was by

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