Monday, July 27, 2015



In the swing of things

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Briell Howbert rehearses dance moves with her partner, Brian Pelis, at the City Park Pavilion. Howbert said dancing and doing tricks requires a lot of trust between partners.


K-State Sports
  • Football | July 27, 2015 Lockett is Big 12’s top male athlete

    Tyler Lockett — one of the greatest wide receivers and return specialists in Kansas State history — was named the Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year on Monday, the conference office announced.

  • Football | July 27, 2015 Cats add three-star OL commitment

    Zach Shackelford — a 6-foot-4, 295 offensive lineman from Belton, Texas — gave his verbal commitment to the Wildcats on Saturday.

  • Men's Basketball | July 24, 2015 Wildcats to face Missouri in CBE

    According to CBS Sports, Kansas State is set to meet an old Big 12 foe at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic this November.

  • Football | July 24, 2015 Currie looking to next phase at Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    While work on the new Vanier Football Complex on the north end of Bill Snyder Family Stadium remains in progress, Kansas State athletic director John Currie is already looking toward the next phase of his master plan for the stadium.

Galleries
  • Labor guides
    Doula4.mercury

    Little Apple Doulas is currently made up of five women, all educated through a program called ProDoula, which uses a standardized curriculum to provide training and certification in labor support, postpartum support and childbirth education.


  • Snake charmer
    Reptile1.mercury

    Karnowski, known to some as “Scaly Dave,” co-owns Manhattan Reptile World. He sells a lot of snakes, and has dozens of them in his store, ranging from earthworm-sized babies to adults as thick as a firehose.


  • By the horns
    Baur ashley.mercury

    Despite finishing with just one winner, Saturday’s performance had several solid scores and times.


  • Roped in
    Barstow saddlebronc.mercury

    Kaw Valley Rodeo entertains fans on Thursday and Friday night.


Opinion
  • Editorials | July 27, 2015 Governor should have known better

    At a press conference Friday in which Gov. Brownback argued that Kansas teachers are better paid than their peers in Missouri, he relied on incorrect data.

  • Letters | July 27, 2015 Via Christi is committed to care of disabled children

    I want to thank Joel Jellison for his article on pediatric therapy in Manhattan. No Stone Unturned provides a much-needed service in the area for disabled children.

  • Editorials | July 26, 2015 Irregularities are worth a closer look

    Beth Clarkson, a Wichita State University mathematician and certified quality engineer with a doctorate in statistics, turned up enough curious patterns in Sedgwick County voting machines to convince her that the accuracy of those machines is worth checking.

  • Letters | July 26, 2015 Thanks for enthusiastic support of Municipal Band

    Thank you to all the supporters of the 95th version of the “100-member” Manhattan Municipal Band!

Lifestyle
  • Local |Neighbors | July 27, 2015 K-State student loves country dance scene

    Briell Howbert had no idea the first time she stepped foot into Aggieville’s Dirty Dawg Saloon that she would discover a passion for country swing dancing and, later, a group of teammates that would become more like family.

  • Movies | July 27, 2015 ‘Paper Towns’ is straight ‘coming-of-age’ stuff

    The new movie “Paper Towns,” based on a John Green novel, is straight “coming-of-age” stuff. Three teenaged boys crash a party, skip school, and take a road trip all in the last days of their high school careers.

  • Off The Beat | July 26, 2015 Resolving to break snooze-button addiction

    I’ve always heard how being a morning person is beneficial to pretty much every aspect of life.

  • Books | July 26, 2015 Kanon captures postwar East Berlin in new novel

    Berlin in January 1949 was a city in ruins, divided up by the victors in World War II. It was no place for the faint of heart; the war, the brutal Soviet occupation and starvation had taken their toll.

Sports
  • General Activities | July 26, 2015 Edler takes steer wrestling title

    Jacob D. Edler competed at the Kaw Valley Rodeo last year, so he knew what he was up against sitting in the chutes during the steer wrestling portion of Saturday’s finale performance of the Kaw Valley Rodeo at Wells Arena in CiCo Park.

  • General Activities | July 24, 2015 Bullfighter helps keep cowboys safe

    It all started on a Saturday morning in 1989.

  • General Activities | July 24, 2015 Etbauer takes tie-down roping lead

    Shade Etbauer is used to people knowing his last name.

  • Manhattan High School | July 24, 2015 Wagner will represent MHS at Shrine Bowl

    For players like Manhattan High’s Colton Wagner, the Kansas Shrine Bowl offers athletes one last chance to strap on the pads, put on the cleats and play high school football.

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