Heard on the street


The cast of “Sesame Street” performs in front of guests at Fort Riley Wednesday afternoon. The characters talked to military children about frequent moves during their visit.

  • Three Cats selected to NABC Honors Court

    Senior Brian Rohleder and juniors Austin Budke and Zach Winter were honored for their academic excellence on Tuesday, when they were selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court for the 2015-16 season.

  • K-State volleyball earns 6th consecutive academic award

    For the sixth straight year the Kansas State volleyball team earned the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

  • K-State men’s basketball to hold open practice

    Fans will get a chance to see the Kansas State men’s basketball team before it departs on a 10-day trip to Italy and Switzerland, as the squad will hold an open practice on Aug. 6 at Bramlage Coliseum.

  • K-State soccer to host scrimmages

    The Wildcats will hold a Purple/White scrimmage on Aug. 6 and will welcome in Washburn on Aug. 16. Both scrimmages are scheduled for a 7 p.m., start.


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    When Chancey Larson was a senior in high school, he decided to enter the Kaw Valley Rodeo as a local participant.

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    Photographs from the Kaw Valley Rodeo Friday night.


  • Trump strikes again

    Under normal circumstances, it would be fair simply to wonder what’s gotten into a presidential candidate who invites another country to hack and release the emails of his presidential rival.

  • Rodriguez will be a voice for victims of high taxes

    I endorse Marvin Rodriguez for Riley County commissioner. I have known Marvin for several decades and greatly appreciate the contributions he has made to our community.

  • Celebrate with Padgetts by donating a Christmas toy

    In the Mercury on Sunday, July 24, there was a notice of a 25th wedding anniversary celebration for Bill and Judy Padgett.



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  • Mondesi helps Royals beat Angels

    Raul Mondesi had two infield singles, leading to four runs and two pitchers throwing errors — plus a protest by the Los Angeles Angels — as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-5 victory on Wednesday night.

  • Royals’ catcher pitches in 13-0 loss

    Dillon Gee was knocked out in the sixth inning and Kansas City was shut down by Tyler Skaggs in a 13-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

  • Four-run first costs Royals in 6-2 loss

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — By the time Ian Kennedy made the necessary adjustments, the Kansas City Royals were down four runs.

State & Region

  • ACLU: Army investigating Manning after suicide attempt

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks now faces possible punishment for offenses stemming from a suicide attempt, a civil rights group said Thursday.

  • Kansas stepfather accused of abandoning infant in trash

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Police in Lawrence, Kansas, say a 9-month-old girl's stepfather is accused of abandoning the infant in a trash bin earlier this month.

  • S&P drops Kansas credit rating, citing ongoing budget issues

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A major rating agency on Tuesday downgraded Kansas' credit rating for the second time in two years because of the state's budget problems.

  • Congressional committee seeks gunman's VA record

    ST. MARYS, Kan. (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs has requested all VA medical records for the former Marine who killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • Man sentenced in Kansas for stealing Texas man's identity

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Texas man whose life was ruined by a convicted child sex offender who stole his identity saw his impostor sentenced Monday in Kansas, a final courtroom step as he repairs the havoc the decades-long ordeal caused.

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