Friday, May 27, 2016



Bullet dodged

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A tree lies uprooted in the 400 block of Elm Street in Wamego after a storm ripped through town Thursday afternoon. Officials said no injuries were reported after the storm.


K-State Sports
  • 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.

  • Baseball | May 25, 2016 Scudder named top Big 12 newcomer

    Jake Scudder was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and All-Big 12 Second Team, Clayton Dalrymple picked up his first All-Big 12 honor and Josh Rolette was tabbed All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.

Galleries
  • Twisted remains
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    A tornado blew through Dickinson County for 90 minutes Wednesday evening, according to the National Weather Service.


  • Moo-ving on
    Vet1.mercury

    Like a new chapter in a book, graduation marks a new beginning in life.


Opinion
  • Editorials | May 27, 2016 Sen. Hatch… meet Judge Garland

    It was just a little accident of timing, but it revealed how little progress Democrats have made in advancing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Letters | May 27, 2016 Make plans to participate in fifth ‘Taste of the ‘Ville’

    As the fifth annual Taste of the ’Ville is fast approaching — it will be Saturday, June 11 — we would like to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude to all the restaurants that have partnered with us.

  • Editorials | May 26, 2016 How trustworthy is Clinton?

    Hillary Clinton violated State Department rules in using a home e-mail server for official business and did a poor job of preserving federal records when she was this country’s Secretary of State.

  • Editorials | May 25, 2016 Returning K-State to a sustainable path

    The 5.81-percent tuition increase that Kansas State University proposes to charge students this fall isn’t much of a surprise.

Lifestyle
  • Movies | May 26, 2016 Lots of adults apt to attend ‘Angry Birds Movie’

    The film’s animation is high grade—not up to the recent version of “The Jungle Book” but better than most of the stuff not computer-generated from real-life photography. But the movie has substantial weaknesses, too.

  • Arts & Leisure | May 26, 2016 Memorial Day, farmers market and more

    The Manhattan Municipal Band, under the direction of Frank Tracz, will begin its 96th season with two Memorial Day concerts.

  • Movies | May 25, 2016 Laughs absent in dreadful ‘Neighbors 2’

    Consider “Neighbors 2,” the most cynically-made and utterly calculated movie I’ve maybe ever seen. The new comedy hedges its bets. For edge, it gives us coarse language and unpleasant images in place of jokes.

  • Movies | May 24, 2016 Attractions of ‘Nice Guys’ overshadow its weaknesses

    If you like action pictures or detective stories, you may want a plausible but fairly complicated story. Movie-goers will get one when they go to see “The Nice Guys,” one of the best half dozen movies in general release.

Sports
  • Area Schools | May 27, 2016 Rock Creek, Hayden halted in 4th by weather

    After nearly completing four innings of Thursday’s Class 4A-Division II quarterfinal between Hayden and Rock Creek, the deterioration of field conditions at Soden’s Grove Ball Field finally forced the hand of tournaments officials.

  • Area Schools | May 27, 2016 FHSC to host summer program

    The coaching staff of the Flint Hills Soccer Club is planning to organize a summer soccer camp for Manhattan youth.

  • Manhattan High School | May 27, 2016 Mall to hold basketball camps

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball camp for girls entering grades 9-12 will be held Tuesday, May 31, through Friday, June 3, at Manhattan High’s West Campus.

  • Manhattan High School | May 26, 2016 Manhattan embracing underdog role at state

    For the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team, the goal all along was to win a Centennial League title and get back to the Class 6A state semifinals.

State & Region
  • May 27, 2016 | State Kansas Supreme Court rejects some education funding changes

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday rejected some education funding changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year and threatened to order the state's public schools closed if lawmakers don't act by June 30.

  • May 26, 2016 | State More severe weather and tornadoes roil Plains; no injuries

    CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) — Severe weather spawning numerous tornadoes roiled large stretches of Kansas for a second day Thursday, prompting residents to anxiously watch the skies but causing only scattered damage in rural areas and no injuries or deaths.

  • May 26, 2016 | State 90-minute tornado a rarity, even where tornadoes are common

    A tornado that raked the northern Kansas landscape for 90 minutes was impressive both for its classic "wedge" shape and its sheer endurance — staying on the ground about 10 times longer than the typical twister.

  • May 26, 2016 | State Kansas man admits to chase-related shooting death of girl

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas man faces life in prison after admitting in federal court Thursday that he kidnapped his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter and shot the child to death during a 2014 police chase.

  • May 25, 2016 | State Authorities: 20 homes damaged, no injuries in Kansas storms

    CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) — About 20 homes were damaged Wednesday night in a rural area of northern Kansas after a large tornado passed through but there were no immediate reports of injuries, the state Highway Patrol said.

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