Wednesday, January 18, 2017



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  • BACK TO CAMPUS
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    Kansas State students walk past Hale Library on Tuesday morning, the first day of the spring 2017 semester.

  • UP AND RUNNING
    Tracter

    Gary LaGrange, president of the SAVE Farm project, checks out the inside of the organization’s first tractor, a John Deere 4630. Janie Hodgson donated the tractor and $10,000 to help the organization, which teaches veterans how to farm.

  • FARM DOGS | KIRK & BLUE
    Farmdogs

    Kirk Junod and his companion, Blue, are inseparable. Blue is a 14-year-old blue heeler/border collie who has lived by Junod’s side in Neuchatel since she was a puppy. Blue is with Junod so much his truck has become her territory. From long rides to trips to the grocery store, Blue is included. On the rare occasions when Blue is left alone at the house, Junod likens his return as coming home to an angry wife. Blue has chickens to round up, unconditional love from Junod and sometimes ground beef for dinner, raised and butchered by Junod himself. This is the first of a series of pictures that illustrate the relationship between rural farmers and their dogs. To suggest a farmer for this series, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • FARM DOGS Kirk and Blue
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    Staff photo by Jackie Dobson
    Kirk Junod and his companion, Blue, are inseparable. Blue is a 14-year-old Blue Heeler/Border Collie who has lived by Junod’s side in Neuchatel, KS since she was a puppy. Blue is with Junod so much his truck has become her territory, from long rides to trips to the grocery store Blue is included. The rare occasion when Blue is left alone at the house Junod describes her as coming home to an angry wife. Blue lives a happy life with chickens to round up, unconditional love from Junod and sometimes ground beef for dinner, raised and butchered by Junod himself.
    This is the first of a series of pictures that illustrate the relationship between rural farmers and their dogs. If you know someone who would be interested in becoming part of this project please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • DONATION DAY
    Blooddonate

    Tara Mowry sits down to give blood on Wednesday afternoon at Rally House. Mowry is one of many donors who gave during the Red Cross blood drive.

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  • CLEANING IN CAPES
    Dentist

    From left, Dr. Emilie McClellan, Tucker Callahan and Barbara Savo participate in superhero day on Tuesday afternoon. McClellan and her staff dressed up to make a trip to the dentist less intimidating for kids.

  • COMING UP
    Bluehills

    Worker Cody Wagner puts a new message on the marquee in front of Blue Hills Shopping Center on Tuesday morning.

  • DOWN THE AISLE
    Bridal1

    Vendors look to help clients get hitched at bridal show

  • IN SEASON
    In season

    John Pecoraro, left, buys green onions from Tim Heward at the indoor farmer’s market on Saturday morning in Pottorf Hall. Heward works with Welch’s Vegetable Farms in Greenleaf.

  • RESOLVED
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    Area residents share goals for 2017 (or why they didn’t set any)

  • WARMING UP
    Starbucks

    Starbucks barista Ryan Bretches steams milk for a latte on Friday morning. Manhattan residents lined up inside and at the drive through to get a warm drink on a cold morning.

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  • Editor’s cut
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    A selection of some of the Mercury’s memorable photos of 2016

  • WINTER STORAGE
    Winterstoragebikes

    Green Apple Bikes received a donation of spare parts from Meritrust Credit Union on Friday afternoon. The group who runs the bike sharing program is taking advantage of the winter months to repair and inventory the bikes.

  • FAN CLUB
    Fanclub

    Kansas State fans at Kite’s in Aggieville celebrate a touchdown in the first half of the Texas Bowl against Texas A&M on Wednesday night. Fans crowded into bars across Aggieville to watch the football games. Kansas State defeated Texas A&M 33-28 to complete its sweep of Texas teams this season

  • PIONEER PLAY
    Pioneerdays1

    Campers learned about pioneer technology during the camp.

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  • GOING UP
    Goingup

    Construction continues on the Academy Sports and Outdoor store in Plaza De Maria, the site of the former Km art. Christian Ablahhe, one of the developers on the project, said in October the store is expected to open in late spring or early summer.

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  • CLEANING UP
    Cleaningupsnow

    Molly Palmer shovels snow behind the Commerce Bank building in downtown Manhattan on Monday morning.

  • SIGHTS & SOUNDS
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    The orchestra performs 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Rezac Auditorium.

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  • MORNING EXERCISE
    Morningexercise

    Koto the chimpanzee at Sunset Zoo receives morning enrichment, which involves laying fruits and vegetables in the enclosure. When cold weather hits animals spend less time outside and zookeepers give the animals stimulating activities a few times a day.

  • FINAL PREP
    Finalprep1

    From left, K-State students Tyler Raby, senior in athletic training; Shelby Hunt, junior in athletic training; and Austin Mease, a fifth-year in athletic training, prepare together in Hale Library on Monday morning for their first final , the first day of finals. The semester ends Friday.

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