Tuesday, May 31, 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 31, 2016 | State Great Plains Energy to buy Westar for about $8.6 billion

    NEW YORK (AP) — Great Plains Energy is buying rival Westar for about $8.6 billion, creating one large power provider in Kansas and Missouri with more than 1.5 million customers in.

  • May 31, 2016 | State Texas river expected to crest at record level Tuesday

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.

  • May 30, 2016 | State Residents brace for more flooding as Texas river crests

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding on Monday along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.

  • May 30, 2016 | State Harvey rediscovers form, leads Mets over White Sox 1-0

    NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey rediscovered his form with seven dominant innings of two-hit ball, Neil Walker homered off Jose Quintana, and the New York Mets beat Chicago 1-0 Monday to send the reeling White Sox to their seventh straight loss.

  • 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.

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