Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Flash flooding


Heavy rains cause high water at Campus Creek, Third Street

People stand on top of a truck waiting for help in the flooded Sonic Drive-in parking lot on North Third Street on Monday. Heavy rains through the afternoon and evening caused flooding from Manhattan Town Center to the K-State campus. Affected streets include Poyntz Avenue, North Manhattan Avenue, Ninth and Kearney streets, Third Street, Tecumseh and Bluemont Avenue. On Third Street, the water reached Tuttle Creek Boulevard and covered the tops of cars in some places. The Campus Creek area at K-State also flooded, and police closed part of North Manhattan Avenue. (Scroll down to Galleries for more photos.)

K-State Sports
  • Baseball | May 05, 2015 Moore, Wolfe earn weekly Big 12 awards

    Kansas State’s Tyler Moore and Tyler Wolfe both earned their second career Big 12 weekly awards on Monday, as Moore was named the conference’s Co-Player of the Week and Wolfe the Newcomer of the Week for the period ending May 3...

  • Golf | May 05, 2015 K-State’s Green earns NCAA Regional bid

    Kansas State men’s golfer Matt Green was one of 45 players nationally to earn an individual bid to the NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals on Monday...

  • Men's Basketball | May 05, 2015 Thomas transfers to Seton Hall

    Jevon Thomas is returning closer to home. The former Kansas State guard, who announced his intention to transfer in March, committed to Seton Hall on Monday.


  • May 05, 2015 Weiberg named deputy AD at Texas Tech

    Kansas State senior associate athletic director for development Chad Weiberg has been named deputy athletic director at Texas Tech...

  • Flooding in Manhattan

    Heavy rains Monday caused flooding in several areas of Manhattan.

  • After hours

    The quiet of K-State at night contrasts activity of daytime on campus. The buildings with their lights on act as beacons, lighting the pathways ahead. The campus is calm, peaceful, almost at rest.

  • Rivalry rarity

    The Indians had not previously lost a game to the Blue Jays since 2008, spanning 14 games.

  • Once, twice, sold

    It’s Thursday evening, the night before an auction, and cattle are beginning to arrive. Manhattan Commission Company already smells like livestock.

  • Editorials | May 05, 2015 Superbly said, MHS forensics team

    We congratulate the entire 2015 MHS forensics team and its coaches for their performance over the weekend in the state tournament.


  • Letters | May 05, 2015 Mercury wants to make jobs tougher for teachers

    This is in response to the April 30 editorial in the Mercury about morale in the Manhattan-Ogden School District. Someone had apparently decided that taking away coffee pots and micro-fridges from teachers would save $40,000 or some such amount.


  • Letters | May 05, 2015 Belligerence won’t help achieve Middle East peace

    A few actual foreign policy facts for your resident hate-columnist, Dale R. Herspring.


  • Editorials | May 03, 2015 Republicans must be persuaded

    If other members of the Kansas Legislature would take their cues from the Manhattan delegation, lawmakers wouldn’t be scrambling to dig out of a $400 million hole.


  • Local |Business |Neighbors | May 04, 2015 Early childhood educator retiring after 37 years at Hoeflin

    After spending decades saying goodbye to children, families, students and colleagues every May — then returning in August to greet them for a new school year — LuAnn Hoover is preparing to say her final goodbyes.


  • Arts, Leisure | May 04, 2015 Pianist Dobrzanski brings library series to a close

    The rewards of such dedicated commitment to so well-guided a musical journey are truly rich beyond measure.


  • Off The Beat | May 03, 2015 Navigating Twitter can be addicting

    Once you’re lost in the world of tweets, retweets, shares, replies and endless links to even more links, there’s only one way out: cold turkey.


  • Movies | May 03, 2015 Avengers launches packed summer movie season

    Almost every weekend brings another high-profile sequel, reboot or blockbuster to enjoy with a bucket or popcorn and a dose of arctic air conditioning.


  • Manhattan High School | May 05, 2015 Indians win first-ever Centennial league tennis title

    For the first time since joining the Centennial League in 2005, members of the Manhattan High boys’ golf team can call themselves league champions...

  • Manhattan High School | May 05, 2015 MHS golf finishes 2nd at league

    The Manhattan High boys’ golf team finished as runner-up behind Washburn Rural at Monday’s Centennial League meet in Meriden Monday afternoon...

  • General Activities | May 05, 2015 Hole-in-one

    Harry Hopkins scored a hole-in-one on Sunday at Colbert Hills on the Par-3 course...

  • Manhattan High School | May 05, 2015 Manhattan sends nine to state wrestling tourney

    Nine Manhattan High wrestlers competed in Hutchinson on Sunday at the USA Wrestling Kansas Greco-Roman/ Freestyle state wrestling tournament...

State & Region
  • May 06, 2015 | State Waitress to governor: Give tip to Kansas schools

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A waitress who left a message for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on his receipt at a barbeque restaurant said she thought it was more important to promote education funding than to get a tip.

  • May 06, 2015 | State Topeka man charged with conspiracy in Fort Riley bomb plot

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been charged with conspiracy in a plot to bomb the Fort Riley military base, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday.

  • May 06, 2015 | State Uber says it is leaving Kansas after new regulations set

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Ride-hailing company Uber said Tuesday that it is pulling out of Kansas after the Republican-dominated Legislature overruled GOP Gov. Sam Brownback and imposed new regulations on such services.

  • May 06, 2015 | State General Motors will invest $174 million in Kansas plant

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — General Motors will invest $174 million in its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, to pay for new equipment and technology to produce the 2016 Malibu, company officials announced Monday.

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