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  • This season’s dark and twisted mysteries at the library

    I always look forward to the latest favorite mystery writers have to offer. Like so many readers, I anticipate what the next storyline might promise, and I thoroughly enjoy reading about my longtime favorite characters. That’s why the latest .

  • Wildcats hang on to win in 3OTs Ksu19.mercury

    Kansas State scored when it mattered most. That might be one of the few positives the Wildcats can take from their 39-33 triple-overtime victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. K-State struggled to move the ball .

  • Lee, Willis have big days for defense Ksu75.mercury

    With Kansas State and Louisiana Tech tied at 20, the Wildcats’ two best pass rushers on Saturday teamed up to force the first turnover of the season for the defense. After the Bulldogs completed a short pass to Trent Taylor, K-State .

  • Swaby profiles impressive female scientists

    In the late ‘80s, a report by the U.S. Department of Education found the gap in the career aspirations of boys and girls in science or engineering fields existed as early as eighth grade. Within the eighth grade class .

  • MHS volleyball wins consolation bracket at Hayden

    The Manhattan High volleyball team shook off a pair of close losses in pool play at the Hayden Invitational Saturday, rattling off three straight wins to close out their day and take fifth place. The Indians had to face a .

  • MHS girls win at Southern Stampede

    Last year, the Manhattan High boys’ cross country team had two top-10 finishers at the Southern Stampede cross country invitational on the campus of Missouri Southern in Joplin, Mo. The 2015 girls’ team managed to one-up that Saturday, putting three girls .

  • K-State falls to Arkansas in five sets

    OMAHA, Neb. — For the first time since 2011, the Kansas State volleyball team lost consecutive non-conference matches, as the Wildcats dropped a five-set decision to Arkansas (25-19, 20-25, 21-25, 25-23, 11-15) on Saturday in D.J. Sokol Arena at the Creighton .


    Larry Delane Douthit Sr., 74, Ogden, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born June 21, 1941, in Wheeler, Illinois, the son of Luke Fletcher and Bertha Irene (Toland) .


    Gladys Beauchamp, 91, Sun City, Arizona, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at her home. She was born Sept. 27, 1923 in Green, the daughter of Herman and Bessie Bertsch. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..


    Bonnie Jo Lawson, 73, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at Lifecare Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. She was born May 14, 1942, in Junction City, the daughter of Joe and Dora (Freeman) Rudolph. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..

  • Wamego blanks Marysville, 28-0

    At Marysville, Dillon Blain threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Wamego beat Marysville, 28-0. The Wamego quarterback and Ethan Thomas hooked up on a 46-yard pass connection in the first quarter, and led 6-0 at halftime. Blain .

  • Rossville 55, Rock Creek 21

    At Rossville, Rock Creek couldn’t keep up with the defending Class 3A state champion Rossville Bulldogs, losing 55-21. After Rossville scored the opening touchdown of the game, the Mustangs (1-2) countered with a 1-yard touchdown run by Jackson Fike .


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