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  • Track & Field | April 25, 2013

    Wildcats set multiple meet records at ESU Open

    EMPORIA — The K-State track and field team spent Wednesday night at the ESU Mid-Week Open as the Wildcats are making their final preparations for next week’s Big 12 Championships. K-State came away with five meet records and three marks that rank among the best in

  • Track & Field | April 25, 2013

    Kynard adds more athlete of the week awards

    Kansas State high jumper Erik Kynard is earning many accolades for his world-leading jump at the Mt. SAC Relays this weekend. After being named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week on Monday, Kynard was named Big 12 Athlete of the Week and USATF Athlete of the

  • Area Schools | April 25, 2013

    Rock Creek softball sweeps Riley County

    The Rock Creek softball team swept Riley County on Wednesday, beating the Falcons 5-4 and 17-8 on the road. The Mustangs broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh in of Game 1 to narrowly escape with a 5-4 win. Blair Campbell was the winning pitcher, while

  • Local | April 24, 2013

    Grow Green event raises $100,000

    Grow Green Match Day, sponsored by the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, saw 309 donors give more than $100,000 to local charitable organizations Monday. “From the 95 donors who came through the lines in the first hour to the last gift at 6:45 p.m., Grow Green Match Day was

  • Editorials | April 24, 2013

    Obama should OK Keystone pipeline

    President Barack Obama, who in January 2012 refused to approve the northern leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline, ought to do so now and get this important project going. The pipeline has been controversial ever since advocates sought to extend it from Canada’s tar sands

  • Letters | April 24, 2013

    Failure to pass minimal gun control shames Senate

    To the Editor: The Mercury’s editorial explanation of the “black marks” on the Senate for failing to pass even the minimal gun control of reliable background checks is apt: NRA targeted elections, timing (with senators praying that we’ll forget and the media will

  • Letters | April 24, 2013

    Wildcat Creek flooding is a man-made problem

    To the Editor: First, let’s look at Wildcat Creek as it was 50 years ago. It is the same creek that flowed through Manhattan then as it does now; nothing has changed. All of the flooding is a man-made problem, and that means it should

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 24, 2013

    Public nudity reported at Redbud Estates

    A 25-year-old woman reported Tuesday that a man was walking around the Redbud Estates trailer park with his penis exposed. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said the woman reported that she was checking her mail in the trailer park court, located at 2500 Farm Bureau Road, at about 3:40

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 24, 2013

    Man reports patronizing prostitute after failure to pay

    Riley County detectives are investigating a possible prostitution case after a man reported that he feared retribution after failing to pay a hired prostitute. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said the 23-year-old man, who is listed as being homeless, hired a 19-year-old prostitute out of Topeka from

  • Arts, Leisure | April 24, 2013

    Quartet to wrap up jazz season

    TOPEKA — Topeka Jazz Workshop Inc. members and guests will be treated to a blockbuster end-of-season concert on Sunday when they listen to the Graham Dechter Quartet.   Dechter is a 26-year-old rising star guitarist from the L.A. area who will be backed by world-famous

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