Thursday, May 26, 2016


  • Pro Sports | May 16, 2016

    Morales homers KC past Braves


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kendrys Morales has been struggling, especially against right-handers, but he came through huge Sunday. Morales hit a game-ending, two-run homer with two out in the 13th inning and the Kansas City Royals overcame a rare blown save by Wade Davis to beat

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 15, 2016

    Snyder encourages K-State grads to overcome obstacles


    “This is not going to be an easy environment for you to enter into,” said K-State football coach Bill Snyder on Friday, as he addressed more than 100 newly-minted doctors — graduates of K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “How many people do we know where Johnny

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 15, 2016

    Schulzes talk KSU legacy, future


    Two snow globes sit on a book shelf in K-State President Kirk Schulz’s office — one with a Powercat logo representing his time in Manhattan and another with a Mississippi State University logo representing his time there. Soon Schulz will add a third snow globe

  • Local | May 15, 2016

    To keep eaglet in wild, a rush to build man-made nest


    RANDOLPH — With two adult bald eagles soaring overhead nearly a dozen people on the ground quickly worked to place a 6-week-old eaglet in a new nest atop an oak tree Friday afternoon. The ordeal began early Wednesday when lightning hit just below the eagles’ original

  • Local |Business | May 15, 2016

    Tallgrass nabs bronze at World Beer Cup

    May is off to a good start at Manhattan’s Tallgrass Brewing Company. Three days after the brewery’s Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat earned a bronze medal at the World Beer Cup, Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill doubling the production capacity for microbreweries in

  • 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

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