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  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | September 16, 2014

    Tickets still available to see stars at McCain

    Tickets are still available to see two of television’s brightest comedy stars, K-State alumnus and two-time Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet and five-time Emmy nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson, at Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium. “An Evening with Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson” will

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 15, 2014

    County receives prenatal care grant

    The Riley County Health Department has long told county commissioners that when it comes to prenatal care, the area is lacking. The region’s five-year infant mortality rate is 6.8 percent, with Riley County negatively contributing to that statistic. From 2011 to 2012, the county’s infant mortality

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 15, 2014

    Transportation plan update, audit on tap for city

    The Manhattan City Commission will hear Tuesday about the progress made on developing a regional transportation plan. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Stephanie Watts, transportation planner with the Flint Hills Regional Council, will update the commission on the Flint Hills Metropolitan

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 14, 2014

    MFD pushes for detector awareness

    Have a home with no smoke detectors or ones that aren’t working? The Manhattan Fire Department can help. The department offers free smoke detectors and will even install them in Manhattan residents’ homes. The one requirement is that the owner must live in the

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 14, 2014

    KSU prof: Empathy key to growth

    A Kansas State University professor’s expertise about childhood empathy was featured in Time magazine this month in an article on narcissism. and now he’s studying a related, but different facet, childhood teasing. Mark Barnett, a psychological sciences professor who has long studied empathy

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2014

    Sandwich chain coming to Little Apple

    Leiszler Oil Company continues its food expansion by joining the Which Wich franchise. The sub shop has traditional options as well as combinations like Thank You Turkey with sliced turkey breast, stuffing and cranberry sauce. The restaurant is set to open at the beginning of

  • Local | September 14, 2014

    Friday weather sets record

    After 138 years, Manhattan has a new weather record for Sept. 12. According to Kansas State University’s Weather Data Library, Friday’s high of 56 shattered the previous record of 63 set in 1876. Sept. 12’s record high of 107 was set in 1956. The record low of 38 was set in 1959.

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2014

    Iconic district celebrates anniversary, takes look back at area

    Early aggieville.phatch

    Next weekend, a center of Little Apple culture and commerce will celebrate 125 years of existence. With its combination of dining and retail options and a thriving bar scene, the Aggieville business district appeals to a wide variety of people. Fittingly, the all-day ‘birthday party’ on

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2014

    Doering named news editor

    Greg Doering has been named the news editor for The Manhattan Mercury. Doering will lead The Mercury’s news team of reporters in its local coverage. For the last year, Doering has worked as the managing editor at the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle. Before that, he was

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2014

    Mercy names mission integration director

    Chris McClead has been named the senior director of mission integration for Mercy Regional Health Center. McClead will work with the leaders at Mercy, as well as mission integration leaders at Via Christi to broaden the scope of the Catholic identity, community engagement, workplace spirituality

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