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  • National Anthem auditions this week

    K-State Athletics has announced it is holding auditions for the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at volleyball matches this season. Auditions will be held in Ahearn Field House during the week of Aug. 10. Interested singers can contact Carrie Ruvalcaba .

  • Optimist Diamonds holding tryouts

    The Manhattan Optimist Diamonds 10-and-under softball team will hold tryouts for the 2016 season on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Optimist Park on Jessica Field. Potential players must be 10 years old or younger as of Jan. 1, 2016. If you .

  • Optimist Hurricanes to hold tryouts

    The Manhattan Optimist Hurricanes 10-and-under fastpitch softball team is having tryouts at Optimist Park in Manhattan.  The tryouts will be Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 6-7:30 p.m.  For more information, call Derek .

  • Adventure camp, Uncorked, ‘Rent’ and more Plan.your.week1  medium1

    MONDAY FHDC Adventure Camp: Art of Gardening, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. To prepare for the fall exhibition, Flint Hills Masters, day campers will explore the art of gardening. Children will paint masterpieces using flowers, experience how to arrange a .

  • Voter ID law impact is worth knowing

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach is proud of the voter ID law he ushered through the Kansas Legislature. Considered one of the strictest in the nation, he considers it an important safeguard against voter fraud. That might well be, but .

  • Let’s stand up for public schools

    In the July 14 Mercury, Tim de Noble submitted a vivid and powerful piece articulating the state of public education in Kansas. Mr. de Noble invoked the imagery of the Dust Bowl in order to emphasize the dire environment in which .

  • K-State students earn study abroad scholarships

    Kansas State University students are enhancing their education by studying across the globe this summer or fall with the help of scholarships awarded by the university’s Office of International Programs. Scholarship amounts and length of study abroad experiences vary. .

  • Barnett examines common weather event in new light

    This interesting book covers rain from both a scientific and a cultural standpoint, touching on many topics I had never thought about before. Author Cynthia Barnett is an environmental journalist who has reported extensively on water issues worldwide. She is .

  • Daniel Silva’s newest novel furthers spy saga

    Daniel Silva has done it again. He’s written another superbly plotted novel around a truly memorable protagonist. Gabriel Allon is a 60-something Mossad agent whose wiles make up for whatever he’s lost in physical abilities. He has learned .

  • The library recommends new films based on books Screenshot 21

    The question most often asked about books made into movies is: which was better…book or film? And which should come first — read the book, then watch the film, or watch the film then delve into the written word? Personally, .

  • Harper Lee’s new book raises legal questions

    So Atticus Finch was really a segregationist after all. That is the startling revelation in Harper Lee’s “new” novel. It was supposedly written before “To Kill a Mockingbird” but only published this year, 55 years later. We all remember Gregory .

  • Willie Nelson gets personal in new memoir

    Everybody recognizes Willie Nelson by his long red hair and his gray beard and eyebrows. Everybody can recognize his voice. His memoir is moving up the New York Times best seller list just in time for his annual Fourth of .


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