Thursday, May 26, 2016


  • Local |Government & Politics | May 16, 2016

    Opponent using Huelskamp’s dissertation against him

    TOPEKA — The two-decade-old dissertation of Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp is being used against him as he seeks re-election. The Topeka Capital-Journalreports that Huelskamp rails against New Deal-era agriculture subsidies and price supports in his 400-page essay on congressional agriculture committees. He completed it while he

  • Editorials | May 16, 2016

    Trump needn’t fret much about Kansas

    We’ll begrudge Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach a little credit for seeing things few others saw — or perhaps saw and couldn’t fathom. Almost alone among Kansas Republican leadership, he made clear his support for Donald Trump for president. And he did so

  • Letters | May 16, 2016

    ‘Whole issue of surrogacy is ethically questionable’

    To the Editor: The recent article regarding the surrogate in Missouri who had carried four sets of twins makes it sound like the process is one of pure bliss without concerns or problems. While the surrogate in the story says she didn’t do it

  • Movies | May 16, 2016

    ‘Money Monster’ doesn’t communicate much about investing


    Movie-goers have to realize that there are limitations to what filmmakers can do successfully. Telling stories about car chases they can do. Building tension and then surprising the viewer with a some spook jumping out of a wall, no prob. Discussing anything abstract—well, this

  • Letters | May 16, 2016

    No reason to equivocate; men are responsible for rape

    To the Editor: I generally enjoy reading Helen Roser’s letters to the Mercury, and I must confess that the following line from her May 13 letter (“Adults must be responsible for their own behavior”) gave me a chuckle: “When a group of men throw a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 16, 2016

    JC police investigate death of woman

    Police are investigating the death of a woman found Sunday at a Junction City hotel. According to a release from the Junction City Police Department, officials were called to room 217 of the Super 8 Hotel for a welfare check. Upon arrival, officers found that the woman

  • Obituaries | May 16, 2016


    Curtis William Phillips, 91, Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016. He was born Jan. 26, 1925, to Kenneth W. (K.W.) Phillips and Ramona (Norton) Phillips of Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Curtis was the fifth of seven children. He grew up on the

  • Baseball | May 16, 2016

    Wildcats beat Kansas, win series

    Tyler Wolfe came through at all the right times for Kansas State on Sunday. In his final game at Tointon Family Stadium, the senior had two hits and two RBIs and made a big defensive play in the sixth inning to help the Wildcats beat

  • Track & Field | May 16, 2016

    Lawrence twins, Williamson nab Big 12 titles

    The Kansas State track and field team saw three athletes win individual titles in the women’s discus, high jump and triple jump as the Big 12 Championship came to a close at the Lowdon Track and Field Complex on Sunday. Overall, the women finished in

  • Rowing | May 16, 2016

    K-State rowing 4th at Big 12

    The Kansas State women’s rowing team saw its First Varsity 8 and its Third Varsity 8 reach the Grand Finals as the Big 12 Championship came to a close on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on Sunday. K-State finished the regatta in fourth place with

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