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  • Local |Government, Politics | December 28, 2014

    New committees on tap for some area lawmakers

    Some area lawmakers will have new duties when the Kansas Legislature convenes on Jan. 12. Republican Rep. Tom Phillips, Manhattan, of the 67th District will sit on four committees this session with two of them being new to the representative. His new duties will come on

  • Local |Business | December 28, 2014

    Kansas winery wins top selection at competition

    Let’s go to the Jefferson Cup Invitational. This event is sometimes called the Olympics of wine competitions, where the “best of the best” are selected from wineries in all of America’s wine-making regions. The results are in: Winning the top selection in its

  • Local | December 28, 2014

    The Mercury ranks the Little Apple’s top 11 stories of 2014

    There was no shortage of news for Manhattan in 2014. Mercury editors and reporters nominated 30 stories for this list before trimming it down to the top 11. The No. 1 story this year moved up a spot from 2013’s list, barely edging out 2014’s second biggest story by

  • Local |Business | December 28, 2014

    CivicPlus announces five new hires

    CivicPlus announced it has added five employees to its staff. Rachel Gilmore was hired as a project manager II. Gilmore previously worked with the Kansas Board of Regents as a reporting and research specialist in Topeka. As a project manager, Gilmore will be responsible for

  • Local |Education | December 28, 2014

    Bethel College announces fall 2014 honor roll

    NORTH NEWTON. - Bethel College associate registrar Kay Schmidt announced the names of Bethel College students whose fall 2014 semester grades have earned academic distinction. Students are eligible for semester honors provided they complete a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours and do not have an I (Incomplete),

  • Local |Education | December 28, 2014

    Wamego native makes honor roll

    LIBERTY, Mo. - Lane Thomas Eichman of Wamego was named to the dean’s list at William Jewell College for the 2014 fall semester. Eichman was a senior accounting and psychology major during the fall semester at Jewell, located in Liberty, Mo. To qualify for the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | December 26, 2014

    Vehicle crashes through wall, damages 2 stores

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    A Marysville man crashed his car through a wall on Friday morning causing damage to two stores according to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jason Lee Butler, 36, in connection with the incident, according to a press release from Pottawatomie County

  • Local |Business | December 26, 2014

    Pump relief: Gas drops below $2 per gallon in Manhattan

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    Gasoline prices in Manhattan on Friday dropped below $2 per gallon for unleaded fuel. “I’m sure it will create some excitement in town,” Hy-Vee store director Chad Thacker said. Gas prices at Short Stop, Kwik Shop, Dillions and Hy-Vee were $1.99 for unleaded. Mid-grade fuel was

  • Local |Business | December 26, 2014

    Tower project part of climate change study

    A tower at near Manhattan will be used in a 30-year-long project with the National Science Foundation. The 26-foot permanent tower at the Konza Prairie Biological Station in the spring will begin collecting data for the climate research project. The $430-million project with the National

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | December 26, 2014

    Survey: Manhattan tops Lawrence as state’s best college city

    The mayor was amused. “I guess anything involving Manhattan and Lawrence, you’re going to have a little bit of that sunflower rivalry thing,” Wynn Butler said. “But this thing, well, this is kind of funny.” Butler was referring to reaction created by a recent

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