Promoting effective K-12 teaching is the focus of new online course work offered by the College of Education at Kansas State University. This collection of courses, called Effective Practice: Teaching in Today’s World, will provide K-12 teachers and paraprofessionals with the knowledge and skills
TOPEKA — The Topeka Symphony will hold auditions for the coming season on Wednesday, September 4, at Washburn University. The symphony has openings for French horn and section violin, viola, and bass. Registration deadline is Aug. 26. The Topeka Symphony performs a seven-concert season. Detailed
Coleen Ruth Kinney, 82, died Thursday at her home in Blue Rapids.
Though quarterback Collin Klein and running back John Hubert shared the bulk of the carries a year ago, Angelo Pease was the unsung hero for Kansas State when it needed it most. Sometimes Pease simply spelled Klein and Hubert. Other times, he was used to
The Kansas State volleyball team opened fall camp last week, but for the Wildcats, the season really got started earlier this summer when they traveled to Russia for the World University Games. The grueling 12-day trip to Russia that matched the Wildcats against tough international
A Fort Riley soldier has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder among other charges following a failed suicide attempt earlier this year that left one man dead. Documents obtained by The Mercury Thursday show that Gary Nelson, 22, of Junction City, entered the plea last week.
Get ready to tap your toes and get up and boogie. There are plenty of live music options for all tastes in music. The final Arts in the Park concert will feature local favorite Muzzizi. The reggae group takes the Larry Norvell Band Shell stage
A new court order applying to the 21st judicial district will prohibit the carrying of any type of weapon into courtrooms here. Riley County Counselor Clancy Holeman briefed county commissioners Thursday on the order, which was issued last month by administrative district Judge Meryl Wilson
One of the things Americans should have learned about President Barack Obama is that his words are more impressive than his actions. He is unmatched rhetorically, but too often his words have done little except raise expectations. We hope that is not the case with
To the Editor: The art-deco bridge piers adjacent to the K-177 viaduct spanning the Kansas River near the Discovery Center were built in 1936. Those piers and bridge replaced a wooden bridge built in 1871 that survived the flood of 1903 but was destroyed by the flood of 1935.
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