• Coggins named women’s basketball assistant

    New Kansas State women’s basketball coach Jeff Mittie finalized his coaching staff by promoting Claire Coggins to assistant coach. Coggins served as K-State’s director of video operations in 2012-13 and was the team’s director of basketball operations .

  • Optimist Double Play plays two tourneys

    The Manhattan Optimist 12-and-under Double Play softball team has played in two tournaments so far this season. The first tournament being in Council Grove and the second in Emporia. The team came home with three losses from Council Grove but .

  • Rock Creek softball sweeps Falcons

    The Rock Creek and Riley County softball teams met up in Riley on Friday night, with the Mustangs sweeping the series with 4-3 and 8-0 wins. Rock Creek led 4-0 in the fourth inning of Game 1, before Riley County started .

  • Wamego competes at Seaman Relays

    The Wamego track and field teams competed against 22 teams on Friday at the Seaman Relays, with the girls’ team taking 11th and the boys’ team finishing 17th. The girls’ team was highlighted by a first-place finish in the 4x800-meter .

  • Ready for summer reading? The library is here to help Alphild.dick

    For me, the fast-approaching summer calls up childhood memories of lounging on my jungle gym, drinking gallons of sweet, sticky lemonade, and devouring book after book. I’ve since traded the jungle gym for a porch swing and lemonade for .

  • ‘May the Fourth’ brings excitement for new film A new hope.jpeg.phatch

    Halloween is an important holiday. New Year’s Day is a big one, too. And of course, Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, humanity’s lord and savior to many people… well, that’s up there, too. But .

  • It’s never too late to take another swing

    Baseball and I didn’t have the best breakup. But Sunday afternoon, I’ll be forced to reunite with my long-time flame. That’s when The Mercury’s Angry Alpacas will take the field for our first exhibition game in .

  • A month of bike-centered events for cycling enthusiasts Bikemonth-2.phatch

    Strap on your helmets, Manhattan. Bike Month, a month-long celebration of the local bicycle community, started Thursday. As the city looks to become more convenient for cyclists, officials and local organizations have planned a number of events to celebrate and .

  • Lawmakers reflect on budget shortfall, school funding

    After approving the $14.6 billion budget and wrapping up the session late Friday, area legislators addressed residents during a legislative coffee Saturday morning at Sunset Zoo. Rep. Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan, Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, Rep. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, and Sen. Tom .

  • Herspring: Time to ‘slap Russia around’

    The United States shouldn’t just tighten the screws on Russia; it should slap the country around a little, said K-State foreign policy expert Dale Herspring. Herspring, distinguished professor of political science at Kansas State University and author of several .

  • Wamego’s 1st turn as Kansas Sampler host draws record crowds Sampler-7.phatch

    WAMEGO — Food and entertainment is a given at any festival. But the 25th annual Kansas Sampler Festival also brought more than 150 communities Saturday to Wamego City Park to promote their unique attractions, businesses and landscapes. Those who attended the event .

  • Huelskamp angered by potential UDSA closure

    The congressman has gone from a little bit frustrated to simmering upset. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, the Republican who represents Kansas’ 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives, cannot get an answer from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about .


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