Monday, May 30, 2016



Decked out

Water.mercury

Patriotic bunting adorns the Landmark Water Tower on Sunset Avenue Monday morning. Neighborhood volunteers received permission from the city to hang the decorations.


K-State Sports
  • Rowing | May 29, 2016 Ten rowers named CRCA National Scholar-Athletes

    The Kansas State women’s rowing team saw 10 student-athletes named Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athletes, the organization announced on Thursday.

  • Baseball | May 27, 2016 Cats end season, lose to Oklahoma

    Kansas State could not overcome crooked innings in the second and third despite late threats, and the Wildcats lost to Oklahoma, 13-7, on Thursday to be eliminated from the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship.

  • Baseball | May 26, 2016 Korn excited to be back at K-State

    When Brad Korn left Kansas State for Missouri State in 2013 his wife Kristin decided to keep her Wildcat gear.

  • Baseball | May 26, 2016 K-State falls to Texas Tech at Big 12 tourney

    Kansas State jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the top of the fourth inning, but top-seeded Texas Tech scored seven unanswered runs to come back and defeat the eighth-seeded Wildcats, 8-5, on Wednesday.

Galleries
  • In a flash
    Fischer.mercury

    Top-seeded Shawnee Mission West defeated the Indians, 1-0, in double overtime in the semifinal round of the Class 6A state tournament on Saturday in Junction City with a sudden-death goal.


  • Going for gold
    Bryandiscus.mercury

    Area athletes competed at the state track meet on Day 1.


Opinion
  • Editorials | May 30, 2016 Kansas justices aren’t the problem

    The Supreme Court isn’t the problem in Kansas. It’s the last line of defense against ideologically-driven politicians who want absolute control.

  • Letters | May 30, 2016 Remember Riley County heroes of World War II

    On Memorial Day, as we honor Americans who died fighting for our country, let us also pause to remember those World War II veterans from Riley County who gave their all.

  • Letters | May 30, 2016 Alter public restrooms and fund public schools

    I suggest that we de-genderize all public rest rooms, remove public urinals and possibly install door jambs on stall doors.

  • Editorials | May 28, 2016 Pause to remember America’s fallen

    As the entire population of Fort Riley, and anyone who has lost a loved one in combat is keenly aware, there is vastly more to Memorial Day than standing around the backyard grill with friends and beer.

Lifestyle
Sports
State & Region
  • May 30, 2016 | State Barge traffic makes a resurgence on the Missouri River

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri River is slowly resuming its role as a transportation corridor for commodities such as grain, scrap metal and fertilizer, but proponents of the barge industry acknowledge they're still swimming upstream against a perception that the river is not reliable enough to be profitable.

  • May 29, 2016 | State Castro's 2-run homer only hit for Yanks in 2-1 win over Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in a century the New York Yankees won a game with just one hit.

  • May 29, 2016 | State Kim, Tillman lead Orioles to 6-4 win over Indians

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Hyun Soo Kim's first major league homer was one timely swing for the Baltimore Orioles.

  • May 29, 2016 | State Silpada says outdated business model led to closing

    LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — A Lenexa-based jewelry company that was one of the Kansas City area's more successful startups when it was founded about two decades ago has announced its plans to close.

  • May 29, 2016 | State As charters grow, public schools see sharp enrollment drop

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Standing before the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Susan Zoller delivered a startling assessment: More than 100,000 students in the nation's second-largest district were now enrolled in charters, draining more than $500 million from the budget in a single academic year.

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