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Members of the K-State Marching Band perform the “Wabash Cannonball” moments before having to evacuate the field because of lighting in the area at halftime Saturday evening at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. High school bands normally join the college band for Band Day, but officials decided they shouldn’t because of the weather.

  • Pringle picks up POTW honors

    For a second-consecutive week, a Kansas State returner earned Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week accolade.

  • Baylor ends K-State’s winning streak

    The 23rd-ranked Kansas State volleyball team saw its 10-match winning streak come to an end Sunday at the hands of the Baylor Bears in three sets (25-23, 25-22, 25-19).


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    A pair of Monarch caterpillars munch on a milkweed plant at the home of Steve Monical.


  • Courts thwarting Kobach

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been having trouble persuading courts — both state and federal — that erecting obstacles to law-abiding citizens who want to vote is an appropriate pursuit.

  • Olejnik support education funding

    To the Editor: Voters in Kansas have a choice to vote for people who are pro-education.

  • MHS Indian symbolizes strength

    To the Editor: In the past few weeks there have been several letters in the Mercury regarding whether to keep the Indian as the symbol of Manhattan High School.


    • Jazzman Pat Metheny speaks with his guitar

      It may be worth our while to remember the actual title of the recent Pat Metheny concert on the campus of K-State.

    • Airbnb: How to ‘live like a local’ in Flint Hills

      A irbnb is to hotels what Uber is to taxis, and now it has arrived in northeast Kansas.

    • Lessons from laid back Hawaii

      As everyone who visits my wife Joyce’s Facebook page knows, she and I returned recently from a two week tour of Hawaii, with a five-day stop in Southern California on our way to the islands.


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State & Region

  • Shareholders approve sale of Westar Energy to Great Plains

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Stockholders have overwhelmingly approved the $12.2 billion sale of Topeka-based electric company Westar Energy to Missouri-based Great Plains Energy, the two firms announced Monday.

  • Judge orders Kansas official to appear for contempt hearing

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to show why he shouldn't be held in contempt for failing to comply with an injunction requiring him to put on voter rolls people who registered at motor vehicle offices without providing citizenship documents.

  • Feds push back on states targeting Planned Parenthood funds

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Obama administration has proposed barring states and other recipients of federal family planning grants from placing their own eligibility restrictions on where the money can go, which would undermine the efforts of 13 Republican-led states to prevent such money from going to Planned Parenthood.

  • Army suspends Fort Riley commander, launches investigation

    FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Army says it has suspended the commander of Fort Riley and launched an official investigation, though no details have been provided.

  • Nonprofit: Chelsea Manning faces 2 weeks in solitary

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information to the WikiLeaks website faces up to two weeks in solitary confinement in part for attempting suicide, according to a nonprofit group that has been supporting her.

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