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  • Local |Education | January 18, 2015

    Students make honor roll at FHCS

    Flint Hills Christian School announced its junior and senior high fall semester honor roll last week. Those who made the general honor roll with grade point averages ranging from 3.0 to 3.49 were Naihm Coughlin, Sophie Doolittle and Ann Hess.  Students who made the Administrator’s

  • Local |Business | January 18, 2015

    CivicPlus hires two men

    CivicPlus hired Ethan Tegethoff, business development associate, and Craig Gihring, business development associate. Tegethoff will be a full-time employee. He previously worked at Applebee’s as a server. In his new role, Tegethoff will be expected to generate sales opportunities by making outbound calls to

  • Local |Business | January 18, 2015

    New Boston Creative hires two people

    New Boston Creative Group hired web developer Stan Grabowski and office assistant Brigitte Bruegger. Grabowski brings a wealth of experience in both web and graphic design. Prior to his employment with New Boston, he spent 10 years as a web designer for Manufacturing-Works, a nonprofit company

  • Local |Business | January 18, 2015

    Commerce department nominates local woman for honor

    Debra Rodenbaugh-Schaub was announced as a nominee by the Kansas Department of Commerce for Outstanding Associate Recognition. Rodenbaugh-Schaub has served as a program consultant/statewide workforce response coordinator for eight-and-a-half years for the Kansas Department of Commerce, working primarily with postsecondary education institutions, military installations,

  • Local |Business | January 18, 2015

    Boys and Girls Club names two board members

    The Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan announced the addition of Brett Larson and Brad Tajchman to its Board of Directors this year. Terms of the club’s Board of Directors are for three years. Larson serves as the development director for the College of

  • Local |Education | January 16, 2015

    Students, others put talent on display for fundraiser


    In an inspirational show full of singing, dancing and jokes, students and community members with special needs revealed what they do best in the America’s Got Special Talent Show Thursday evening. “We want to impress everyone and show off our moves and our skills

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 16, 2015

    Why can police talk on cell phones while driving?


    Q: RCPD officer spotted on the phone driving down Anderson. Y u no follow the rules? Can we get a Mercury story on this? #doublestandards. A: First of all: Yes, you read that right. Gone are the days when hand-written, head-scratching inquiries arrived at The

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | January 16, 2015

    K-State funding stable in budget

    Kansas State University funding from the state will remain mostly the same through the next two fiscal years, according to Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposal released Friday. K-State, the College of Veterinary Medicine and K-State Extension will also experience a decline from the state

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 16, 2015

    Report: Maintenance spending still lags needs

    Some of Kansas State University’s buildings are in poor condition, according to a recent report. Fortunately, the university is already in the process of addressing some buildings needing attention. According to the 2014 Report on Deferred and Annual Maintenance presented to the Kansas Board of

  • Local |Education | January 16, 2015

    Co-teaching program benefitting students at Ogden Elementary


    The classrooms at Ogden Elementary school work a little differently than most of those here in Manhattan. Each class has one main teacher, and depending on the lesson, a second teacher comes in to tailor to the needs of the students: answering questions, supplementing lecture,

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