Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Photo Galleries
  • Reading room

    BLUE RAPIDS — A tiny library in Blue Rapids recently underwent big changes upon completion of an addition to the original one-room, 700-square-foot building.

  • Country Stampede: Fashion

    A detailed look at the vast range of fashion at Kicker Country Stampede.

  • Country Stampede: Day 4

    Coverage of the final day of the 20th Kicker Country Stampede at Tuttle Creek State Park.

  • Country Stampede: Day 3

    Coverage of day three at the 2015 Kicker Country Stampede.

  • Country Stampede: Day 2

    Coverage of the second day of the 2015 Kicker Country Stampede at Tuttle Creek State Park.

  • Country Stampede: Day 1

    Coverage of the opening night of Kicker Country Stampede 2015.

  • Country Stampede: Camping

    Scenes of camping sites at Tuttle Creek State Park during Kicker Country Stampede 2015.

  • Fun in the sun

    The Washunga Days festival, which recognizes Kaw Nation heritage and Council Grove’s ties to the historic Santa Fe Trail, features three days of music, food and amusements — as well as two nights of powwows in a new dance arbor.

  • Daddy daycare

    Known as “Mr. Chris” to his daycare children, Payne started the business, Cool Care Club, 20 years ago out of the basement of his house as a way to generate income.

  • Legion baseball: Scorcher

    Playing a pair of games in the grueling summer heat on Saturday, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers won early in the day and lost their second game at the KSU Showcase.

  • Concert on the prairie

    Tenth anniversary of the Symphony at the Flint Hills, which took place Saturday at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

  • Water racers

    The Manhattan Marlins celebrated 50 years with the Little Apple Invite.

  • Explosive demonstration

    Life-fire training exercises at Fort Riley, June 10.

  • Students, staff care for 23,000 animals a year at KSU vet center

    For more than 100 years the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University has helped to treat all kinds of animals. The Mercury went behind the scenes May 20 to bring a detailed look at the lives of the people who work at the Veterinary Health Center. This is the first installment in a series of photo essays, which will follow vet school seniors throughout the year as they complete their clinical work.

  • Manhattan Day Block Parties

    The 15th year of the celebration honored the way two groups of settlers in the middle of the 19th century came together to form the city.

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