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  • Volleyball | October 26, 2014

    K-State volleyball beats WVU to stay perfect on the road

    MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Four Wildcats reached double figures in kills — led by 24 from freshman Kylee Zumach — and the 22nd-ranked Kansas State volleyball team fought off West Virginia for a five-game win (27-29, 25-23, 25-21, 23-25, 15-12) on Saturday at WVU Coliseum. K-State (19-3, 6-2 Big 12)

  • Local |Business | October 26, 2014

    Farmers market celebrates 35 years of operation

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    For 35 years, Manhattan’s Downtown Farmers Market has provided patrons and sellers a place to meet for home-grown produce, clothing, jewelry and crafts. Elaine Mohr, owner of Southside Gardens, has been a part of the market since it started in 1979. It’s one of the

  • Local | October 26, 2014

    Q&A: Garrison Keillor

    Garrison Keillor, writer, storyteller and longtime host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” will perform at K-State’s McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are still available at k-state.edu/mccain/tickets. During a phone interview with The Mercury on Friday, he spoke about Manhattan,

  • Local |Education | October 26, 2014

    St. George parents: Lack of sidewalks, buses means children can’t get to school safely

    Some parents in St. George have been trying to change the Rock Creek school district’s policy about in-city transport for their school children, but so far, proposed solutions haven’t gone anywhere. Parent Matthew Asbury said that even though he lives in city limits,

  • Local |Traffic | October 26, 2014

    Accident on K-177 causes delays in gameday traffic

    An accident involving a truck hanging over a bridge slowed many drivers on their way to the K-State football game Saturday. The accident occurred on Kansas Highway 177 on the viaduct just outside of Manhattan on Saturday morning. The stream of vehicles coming to town for

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 26, 2014

    Couple makes $5M matching gift to KSU

    Paul and Sandra Edgerley, Brookline, Massachusetts, have made a challenge-matching gift of $5 million to the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. The Edgerleys have committed $5 million to the college’s new Career Counseling and Skill Development program, matching donations to the program from

  • Football | October 26, 2014

    Defense carries K-State past Texas

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    The last time Kansas State pitched a shutout against a Big 12 opponent the majority of the current Wildcats were still in elementary school. Let that sink in a moment. Eleventh-ranked K-State did just enough on offense and made more than enough big plays on defense

  • Football | October 26, 2014

    Career day extra sweet for McCrane

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    For all but 2:18 of the first half, all that stood between the 11th-ranked Kansas State football team and Texas was the leg of kicker Matthew McCrane. McCrane, who was a career-best 3 for 3 on the day, improved to a perfect 6 for 6 on field goals and 20 for 20

  • Football | October 26, 2014

    Longhorns’ offense sputters in 23-0 loss

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    Texas coach Charlie Strong traveled into uncharted waters for his coaching career on Saturday. For the first time in his 61 games as a head coach at the Division-I level, Strong was shut out, his Longhorns losing to Kansas State 23-0. A Texas offense that had

  • Editorials | October 26, 2014

    Someday, let’s drop grocery sales tax

    A couple of state senators from Wichita have come up with a good — bipartisan! — idea that could make life a little more affordable for all Kansans, especially those who need the help most. Unfortunately, the state has dug itself into such a hole that it


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