Friday, May 27, 2016



Lifestyle

  • General Activities | May 25, 2016

    Harkins compete at district championship

    Jillian Harkin of Manhattan won the Kansas District tennis championship in girls 14-and-under singles this past weekend. Her brother, Dan Harkin, got second place on the boys’ side. Jillian easily beat three opponents - dropping only three games in six sets - to take the

  • Manhattan High School | May 25, 2016

    Manhattan lands 3 on all-league tennis

    The Centennial League coaches have released all-league tennis teams for the recently-completed 2015-16 season with Manhattan garnering three first-team honors. Bryce Easton, who took fifth place at Class 6A state in singles, and Kirkland Lambert and Collin Queal, the sixth-place 6A state finishers in doubles,

  • General Activities | May 25, 2016

    Midwest Stix compete at Hawaiian Hitfest

    Manhattan’s Midwest Stix 12-and-under AAA baseball team competed in the Hawaiian Hitfest in Kansas City, Missouri, over the weekend. The Hitfest is one of the nation’s largest youth baseball tournaments, with more than 650 teams spanning nine age ranges and at least three divisions

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2016

    K-State raising hike in tuition to 5.81%

    To address state cuts to higher education, K-State is proposing tuition rates for the 2016-17 school year that are higher than the increase it announced last week. In a Tuesday letter to faculty and staff, K-State’s Provost April Mason and Vice President for Administration

  • Local | May 24, 2016

    City, Northview pools to open Saturday; officials haven’t set date for CiCo Pool

    Pool season starts Saturday, but access to all of the city’s pools will be delayed. City Park Pool and Northview Pool will open Saturday, but city officials haven’t determined an opening date for CiCo Pool. Lifeguard training is expected to last through next

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 24, 2016

    Road fix comment riles commission chair

    Tempers flared at Monday’s Pottawatomie County Commission meeting when the chairwoman suggested a fellow commissioner proposed a “quick fix” road solution to bolster his re-election chances. Commissioner Pat Weixelman’s proposal to add a portion of Say Road near Wamego to a list of 2016

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2016

    UNL names K-State professor dean of architecture

    A K-State department head will leave her post to become a dean at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Katherine Ankerson, professor and head of the interior architecture and product design department in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, has accepted the position as

  • Football | May 24, 2016

    K-State to play Washington St., Tennessee

    Kansas State’s non-conference schedule is filling out with some big conference names. K-State will play Washington State in the Sprint Center on Dec. 10 in the Wildcat Classic, before going to Tennessee for the SEC/Big 12 Challenge in January 2017. K-State has played at least one

  • Manhattan High School | May 24, 2016

    MHS golfers finish 8th at state

    Gritton.mercury

    Just minutes after the awards ceremony concluded following the Class 6A state golf tournament at the Manhattan Country Club, the Indians disappeared. The Tribe was off to play another round of golf to help forget a disappointing showing at state on Monday, where the Indians

  • Editorials | May 24, 2016

    Taliban still won’t be tamed

    Americans who were glad to learn that Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, the leader of the Taliban, had been killed over the weekend in a drone strike in Pakistan ought to realize that not even U.S. leaders are sure what it means for peace between Afghanistan


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