Thursday, July 30, 2015



Tuning up

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Tony Rodriguez plays his flute and practices marching during Manhattan High School’s band camp at the school’s west campus on Wednesday morning.


K-State Sports
  • Football |Men's Basketball |Volleyball |Women's Basketball |Track & Field | July 29, 2015 KSU announces 2016 Athletics Hall of Fame class

    Kansas State Athletics will honor a group of 10 individuals with induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame in January, school officials announced Wednesday.

  • Columns | July 28, 2015 Cameron: Lundquist sounds off on college athletics

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Despite enduring recent shoulder surgery that requires a clumsy sling encircling his right arm, Verne Lundquist is in a jovial mood.

Galleries
  • Labor guides
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    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
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    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 29, 2015 Everybody Counts isn’t just a slogan

    Several years ago Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education members and others at a school board meeting were startled to learn that 250 students in the district identified themselves as homeless.

  • Editorials | July 28, 2015 Important work too rarely noticed

    The report this week that the Riley County Community Corrections Department is functioning smoothly is refreshing.

  • Columns | July 28, 2015 If it walks, quacks like a duck…

    Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, who in 2010 was voted Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Ex-change Council (ALEC), sent a fundraising appeal to lobbyists during the 2015 legislative session.

  • 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.

Lifestyle
  • Movies | July 28, 2015 ‘Southpaw’ comes across as calculating, cynical, thin

    The movie is so formulaic and familiar that it is hard to imagine viewers who couldn’t have written the action that fills the last reel.

  • 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.

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.

State & Region
  • July 30, 2015 | State Indians trade outfielder Moss to Cardinals for pitcher

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Brandon Moss was sorry to see close friend David Murphy traded earlier this week by the Indians.

  • July 29, 2015 | State Astros regain lead in AL-West with 6-3 win over Angels

    HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Lance McCullers pitched seven solid innings and Preston Tucker and Jon Singleton both homered to help the Houston Astros to a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night to regain first place in the American League West.

  • July 29, 2015 | State Tulowitzki homers and has 3 hits, Jays beat Phillies 8-2

    TORONTO (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki homered and had three hits in his Blue Jays debut as Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 on Wednesday night.

  • July 29, 2015 | State Emporia State couple claims racial harassment at university

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A black couple who have been working for a small university in eastern Kansas says the school is retaliating against them for complaining about a racial incident.

  • July 29, 2015 | State Advocates seek Vatican inquiry of Newark, NJ, archbishop

    NEW YORK (AP) — Priests, nuns and canon lawyers who advocate for molestation victims urged Pope Francis on Wednesday to use the new Vatican tribunal he formed on negligent bishops to investigate the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, who has long been accused of sheltering abusive priests.

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