Lifestyle

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2013

    Manhattan fire driver to retire

    Terry Scott is retiring from Manhattan Fire Department after more than 25 years of service.  He started on the department as a firefighter in February of 1988.  He became a fire driver in February 1995.  He has served the citizens of Manhattan well and will

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2013

    Paradise Donuts opens in Blue Hills

    A new doughnut shop opened May 9 in the Blue Hills Shopping Center at Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Kimball Avenue. Owners Anthony and Rebecca Geraci moved to the Manhattan area two years ago with their three children.  They decided to research the doughnut business. Paradise

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 16, 2013

    K-State grad receives internship

    Kansas State University student Paige Druffel has joined Monsanto for a summer internship this year. “I am looking forward to this hands-on opportunity to grow as an agriculturist and develop the skills needed for a future career in the industry,” Druffel said. “My passion for

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2013

    Local organization receives national award

    The National Society for Human Resource Management has awarded Manhattan Human Resource Network Organization with the EXCEL Silver Award for 2012. The EXCEL Awards are a tiered recognition and awards system. This award represents achievements in chapter operations and a commitment to providing meaningful programs and

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2013

    Local author publishes first novel

    G. Jean Smith of Junction City has released her first novel, “Never Ending Dance.” The self-published title is currently available online at Amazon in paperback and Kindle format, Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million. Smith arrived in Kansas in 1999 and lived on Fort Riley until 2003 before

  • Editorials | June 16, 2013

    Happy Father’s Day

    Allen Shedlin might be on to something in differentiating between fathering and what he calls “daddying.” He considers the act of fathering to be solely biological, involving little time and even less commitment. Daddying, he says, is what happens — or is supposed to happen — after

  • Columns | June 16, 2013

    Let’s consider the ‘Fieldhouse’

    There has been some discussion in the Mercury recently about a proposed indoor-outdoor sports facility. We all want to be responsible when talking about such a large project (so far being called the Fieldhouse). Accurate information is the best way to ensure that we make

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 16, 2013

    The sounds of the prairie

    Symphony

    FORT RILEY — More than 5,000 people converged on the parade grounds here to hear the Symphony in the Flint Hills Saturday. The summer performance was the eighth annually by the Kansas City Symphony, which chooses a different Flint Hills locale each year. Fort Riley, with its

  • Local | June 16, 2013

    Downpour dampens fire for Juneteenth city hoops tourney

    Shot

    Rain Saturday afternoon put a serious crimp in efforts by the Juneteenth organizing committee to stage a three-on-three basketball tournament at City Park. The tournament, one of the central events of the planned Friday-Saturday festival, was expected to feature eight teams, according to Jonathan Anderson,

  • Letters | June 16, 2013

    Thanks, Manhattan, KSU, for helping us raise our son

    To the Editor: An African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” As we recently went through high school graduation activities with our son, Andrew, we have reflected on how it took a community to help him grow during the last four


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