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  • Arts, Leisure | March 16, 2014

    Kansas Sampler fest to offer best parts of rural culture

    “Can I have a sample of that one?” It sounds like something I would say at the ice cream store, bad grammar and all. We’ll learn about a special event where people can get a sample —  a sample of attractions, communities, foods and

  • Local |Education | March 16, 2014

    Manhattan High School recognized for international exchange program

    Last week, Manhattan High School was commended by Secretary of State John Kerry for hosting exchange students sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Kerry issued the commendation to schools across the country that support public diplomacy through the program. President Jorge Castro of

  • Local |Education | March 16, 2014

    Manhattan students make KU honor roll

    LAWRENCE — Approximately 4,620 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2013 semester. This list is continued from last Sunday’s edition of The Mercury. Area honorees are as follows: Julia Yang, of Manhattan. She is the daughter of Marcia Molina

  • Local |Education | March 16, 2014

    Senior receives K-State scholarship

    Emily Kelley, a senior at Manhattan High School, was awarded Kansas State University’s Putnam Scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 28 at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award. During K-State’s annual Scholarship Day, students and their parents

  • Local |Business | March 16, 2014

    Two Hilton mangers receive awards

    Two managers at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan have won substantial awards from their company. Brad Everett and Kevin Fitzgerald both won the awards at a meeting of Kinseth Hospitality on Feb. 24. Everett won the award for general manager of the year. Fitzgerald won

  • Local |Business | March 16, 2014

    EMS promotes crew member

    Alex Protzman, paramedic, Level TO1, was recently promoted to major of training and education for Riley County EMS and Pottawatomie County EMS. Protzman will coordinate and provide staff development opportunities, continuing education courses, first responder development and oversight of quality improvement initiatives for both agencies.

  • Local |Business | March 16, 2014

    Sunflower Bank promotes manager

    Sunflower Bank’s board of directors has approved the following promotions and officer elections effective immediately. Chris Riedel, assistant vice president, retail regional manager Since joining the bank in 2004, Riedel has served customers and led service teams in a number of different markets. He is

  • March 16, 2014

    Better weather increases focus on houseplant fertilizing needs


    The weather is starting to get better for outdoor gardening. This also means that houseplants will start growing and need attention. If it is too cold to go outside, spend a little time with your houseplants before they become forgotten. Plant growth resumes with more

  • Columns | March 15, 2014

    Most of Putin’s critics don’t understand him

    Given the important and visible role Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing at home and abroad, one would expect those who write and speak about him to take the time to learn something about the man.  Instead, some pundits on the right call him

  • Manhattan High School | March 15, 2014

    Indians fall short in 6A 3rd-place game

    WICHITA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team rallied hard in the final minutes against Olathe South, but came up short against the Falcons 56-53 in the consolation game at the Class 6A state basketball tournament Saturday afternoon. The Indians went back and forth with Olathe

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