Sunday, May 29, 2016


  • Movies | May 25, 2016

    Laughs absent in dreadful ‘Neighbors 2’


    Movie watching is the closest thing the rising generation has to the Boomer’s devotion to Rock music. Even compared to music recording, film requires lots of money. So the 18-year-olds of today have to watch out that their favorite entertainments aren’t turned out

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2016

    Ellis super candidate for RC job

    The Rock Creek USD 323 school board interviewed the first of three candidates for the district’s superintendent position on Wednesday. The candidate, Robert Young, has served as superintendent of USD 388 Ellis since 2011. He was superintendent of USD 241 Wallace County before that. Young graduated from Marymount

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 25, 2016

    K-State alumni to be inducted into Army ROTC Hall of Fame

    Two retired U.S. Army officers who were commissioned through Kansas State University’s Army ROTC program will be inducted into the national Army ROTC Hall of Fame on June 10. The new hall of fame is at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in honor of the 100th

  • Area Schools | May 25, 2016

    Mustangs ready for challenge at state baseball

    A year ago at this time, the Rock Creek Mustangs were preparing for the Class 4A-Division II state baseball tournament in search of the school’s first state title in any sport. The Mustangs came through, shutting out Concordia for a 2-0 win while ending

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2016

    School district aiding police in investigation

    USD 378 officials are working with police to investigate a report of inappropriate contact between a school employee and a student. Riley County Schools interim Superintendent Nancy Meyer confirmed in a telephone interview with The Mercury on Wednesday that the district is cooperating with the Riley

  • Pro Sports | May 25, 2016

    Perez, surging Royals take down Twins


    MINNEAPOLIS — The bases were loaded with no outs in the bottom of the ninth, and Wade Davis was staked to a three-run lead for the Kansas City Royals. He turned up the heat and sent down the Minnesota Twins. Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer,

  • Baseball | May 25, 2016

    Scudder named top Big 12 newcomer

    Jake Scudder was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and All-Big 12 Second Team, Clayton Dalrymple picked up his first All-Big 12 honor and Josh Rolette was tabbed All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team on Tuesday. The trio of Wildcats that garnered Big 12

  • 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

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