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  • Local | June 01, 2015

    Recent rains bring down wall, force family from home

    The heavy May rainfall has forced a Manhattan couple out of their home. Bobb and Pam Stokes’ home at 615 Ratone Lane has been deemed uninhabitable by the city after one of the retaining walls around the house collapsed around 1 p.m. Thursday. “We’ve had

  • Local |Business | June 01, 2015

    Airport agreement on tap

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider on Tuesday an agreement with a design-build team to start developing a facility to serve private planes at Manhattan Regional Airport. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The team of Schultz Construction, Ebert Mayo Design Group

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | June 01, 2015

    Perfect brew one of job’s perks for Wamego coffee shop owner

    Neighbor.phatch

    Jim Hovind responded to a “strange” call in the early 1980s that ignited a lifelong passion. Hovind was a 19-year-old handyman in the San Francisco Bay area, where he’d moved after growing up in Kansas City. One day someone called him up after seeing

  • Local |Business | June 01, 2015

    City to consider Dunkin’ Donuts location Tuesday

    Dunkin’ Donuts finally has a potential location, but first it needs city approval. The Manhattan City Commission meeting on Tuesday will include a first reading of an ordinance amending the Abbott’s Landing Shopping Center commercial planned unit development near Hayes Drive and McCall Road

  • Local |Education | May 31, 2015

    USD 383 election deadline nears

    USD 383 voters have until noon on Tuesday to cast their ballots for or against giving the school district more taxing authority. So far, some school board members say they’re pleased with the turnout as they await the results of the special mail-in election. As

  • Local | May 31, 2015

    Young anglers haul in big fish at clinic

    Fishing1.phatch

    There will always be moments in life when the big fish gets away. But it’s not every time the missed opportunity can be blamed on Dad. “It was exciting,” said 11-year-old Olivia McComb. “The (bobber) was going down and it was tugging in the

  • Local | May 31, 2015

    Center provides safe place for youth with mental health needs

    Kw outside.phatch

    For nearly two years, the ‘what if’ questions have lingered for Jeff Mathis. It’s hard for them to go away after losing a daughter because of suicide. What if I had done something differently? What if I had recognized things sooner? What if I

  • Local |Business | May 31, 2015

    Hardware store serving community’s needs

    “Hablas Espanol?” I don’t speak Spanish, but today in Kansas Profile, we’ll meet a rural Kansas business that has achieved a remarkable level of bilingual proficiency while working to serve all of its customers. Last week we learned about Michael Perry and Angel

  • Local |Education | May 31, 2015

    MHS seniors earn accolades

    This list of scholarships and commendations for the Manhattan High School class of 2015 is continued from the May 24 edition of The Mercury. The list will continue next Sunday. Taryn Gaines: High scholastic achievement - 4.0 GPA, MHS;Combined Ability Scholarship, Truman State University; non-Resident tuition scholarship,

  • Local |Education | May 31, 2015

    Manhattan native earns master’s degree

    Nathan Doubek Phillips of Manhattan received an executive master’s degree in health care administration from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health in Chapel Hill. Nathan will be participating in a finance fellowship for the University of Colorado Health in Aurora

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