Wednesday, February 10, 2016



Fat feast

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Carlos Contreras prepares food at Coco Bolos Tuesday morning. Coco Bolos and other Manhattan restaurants will have set menus and drink specials to celebrate Fat Tuesday before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Coco Bolos’ menu includes blackened redfish, red beans and rice , and seafood gumbo.


K-State Sports
  • Men's Basketball | February 09, 2016 K-State looks to build on big win

    The Wildcats host No. 21 Baylor on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m., looking to build off a win over the No. 1 team in the country from Saturday’s 80-69 win over the Sooners.

  • Women's Basketball | February 09, 2016 Wildcats set to host No. 20 OU

    The Wildcats return to the friendly confines of Bramlage Coliseum after two straight double-figure losses on the road — three losses overall — looking for a split with the No. 20 Sooners.

  • Tennis | February 09, 2016 Cats to renew rivalry with Missouri

    After hosting and winning its first home match of the year, the Kansas State women’s tennis team will return to the road to play Missouri at Green Tennis Center on Wednesday.

  • Football | February 09, 2016 K-State announces ‘Family Photo’ campaign

    Kansas State fans will have the opportunity to be included on the 2016 football poster by submitting photos of their “family” from various decades or generations of attending Wildcat football games, the department announced Monday.

Galleries
  • Post-game celebration
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    When the Wildcats did win the game, no fans ran onto the court to celebrate. In a more unique fashion, the players celebrated the win on the court and then ran up to the student section to recognize the fans.


  • K-State 80, No. 1 Oklahoma 69
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    It’s the fourth straight win over Oklahoma in Manhattan and the third straight time the Wildcats have beaten a No. 1 team in Bramlage Coliseum, including Texas in 2010 and KU in 2011.


Opinion
  • Editorials | February 10, 2016 Gas tax preferable to a new fee on oil

    President Barack Obama’s proposed $10 fee on a barrel of oil as part of his next budget isn’t fully thought out, but it deserves better than the kneejerk partisan denunciation it’s gotten from Republicans.

  • Letters | February 10, 2016 Genealogical searches shine light on ancestors, history

    I really enjoyed the Feb. 3 Mercury article on the “found note” at KSU Memorial Stadium! As a genealogist and volunteer at the Riley County Genealogical Society, I could not resist searching for the workers.

  • Editorials | February 09, 2016 Decision should have been unanimous

    Three cheers for Riley County Commissioners Bob Boyd and Ron Wells, and one jeer for Commissioner Ben Wilson, who chairs the board that sets policies for this county.

  • Letters | February 09, 2016 Biological research labs hold great capacity for harm

    Do you have any idea what they are researching in those labs? Does our government have any idea what is being created in these labs? Well, you probably need to find out before they kill half of the world population.

Lifestyle
  • Movies | February 10, 2016 ‘Hail, Caesar!’ will please most Coen brothers fans

    It may be possible to understand the Coens’ new film as a cynical take on their own industry. But this interpretation is certainly not required.

  • Arts & Leisure | February 09, 2016 Current K-State production has many attractions

    For the local theater-goer, the current K-State Theater production “Forward” has all sorts of attractions. The play is premiering in the Purple Masque, the new small theater in West Memorial Stadium opposite the Alumni Center’s parking lot.

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | February 08, 2016 Student guides K-State’s Burrow through wizarding world

    In the Harry Potter series, owls deliver important mail to wizards. In the real world, Cherra Bliss saw a Harry Potter banquet flyer meant for everyone at K-State.

  • Arts & Leisure | February 08, 2016 Unabridged Shakespeare at McCain is a delight

    Actors from the London Stage presented A Midsummer Night’s Dream to a near capacity downstairs only McCain Auditorium crowd as part of this month’s celebration of “Shakespeare in the Little Apple.” Were they good? Were they ever.

Sports
  • Area Schools | February 10, 2016 Rock Creek boys edge Marysville

    At Flush, the Rock Creek boys’ basketball team held on to beat Marysville, 52-50, on Tuesday at home.

  • Area Schools | February 10, 2016 WASHINGTON CO. 64, VALLEY HEIGHTS 48

    At Blue Rapids, the Mustangs got off to a slow start and never recovered in a 64-48 loss to the Tigers.

  • Area Schools | February 10, 2016 CLIFTON-CLYDE 64, BV-RANDOLPH 57

    At Clyde, Blue Valley took an early lead, but couldn’t hang on in a 64-57 loss on the road.

  • Area Schools | February 10, 2016 CONCORDIA 89, RILEY COUNTY 66

    At Concordia, the Panthers jumped ahead from the get-go and never looked back in an 89-66 win over Riley County.

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