Saturday, May 28, 2016


  • 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

  • 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

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