Sunday, November 29, 2015


  • Men's Basketball | November 25, 2015

    Tar Heels sour big night for young Cats

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For 37 minutes, Kamau Stokes played like a star. But in the final three minutes, he made the kinds of mistakes that remind everyone he’s a freshman, as Kansas State lost to No. 9 North Carolina, 80-70, in the final game of the

  • Volleyball | November 25, 2015

    Cats host huge match with KU tonight

    After a tough loss at No. 5 Texas, the Kansas State volleyball has another chance for redemption against a Top 10 foe, as the Wildcats host ninth-ranked and rival Kansas tonight. “I’m pretty excited to have them at our home court in front of our fans,”

  • Football | November 25, 2015

    Adams makes most of his opportunity


    It’s OK if you don’t know who Kendall Adams is just yet. The redshirt freshman is one of many new faces to rotate through Kansas State’s beat-up secondary this season. While Adams isn’t without his share of youthful mistakes, the safety

  • Football | November 25, 2015

    K-State’s 2016 football schedule finalized

    Big 12 matchups in Bill Snyder Family Stadium with Texas Tech, Texas, Oklahoma State and KU, and the season opener at Stanford, highlight the Kansas State’s complete 12-game 2016 football schedule that was released Tuesday. With six home games and two in-season bye weeks, the Wildcats

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 24, 2015

    Leaders talk grant money, parks

    Area officials discussed a program Monday during an intergovernmental luncheon that could increase safety for students who walk or bike to school. Safe Routes to School is a federally funded program administered by the Kansas Department of Transportation. Jared Tremblay, city infrastructure analyst, said $250,000 is

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 24, 2015

    Student named Marshall scholar


    A K-State student will continue his studies in the United Kingdom after receiving a prestigious scholarship. Jordan Thomas, an Atchison senior studying anthropology, was awarded one of 40 Marshall scholarships, which provides full funding for one or two years of study in the United Kingdom. Thomas

  • Local |Business | November 24, 2015

    Sportswear company fills last spot in business park

    Green Valley Business Park in Blue Township is full. The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved a site plan for N Zone Sportswear — a screen-printing and embroidering business — for Lot 36, the last available lot in the business park. Owner Patrick Lee said he is relocating the

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | November 24, 2015

    Without funding source, Green Valley Road extension on hold

    A motion to proceed with a contract to design a hard-surface extension of Green Valley Road north to Junietta died for lack of a second at Monday’s meeting of the Pottawatomie County Commission. That doesn’t mean commissioners have scrapped the proposal, however. Commissioners

  • Local |Business | November 24, 2015

    Leaders’ retreat moving from traditional weekend

    The annual Regional Leaders’ Retreat in Overland Park will not happen on its traditional weekend in 2016. Lyle Butler, president and CEO of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, said Monday at an intergovernmental luncheon that the retreat will be Jan. 22 and 23 instead of the weekend

  • Editorials | November 24, 2015

    Jobless numbers are welcome signs

    Unemployment rates are traditionally low in Kansas, but it’s been years since either Manhattan or Kansas has enjoyed the jobless rates recorded in October. As was reported in Monday’s Mercury, the jobless rate in Manhattan fell from an already impressive 2.6 percent in September

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