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  • Local |Government, Politics | December 29, 2014

    Court security tops 2015 goal list

    With 2015 just three days away, Riley County commissioners used a portion of Monday’s meeting to look ahead at goals for the new year. Commissioners outlined six priorities for the county in 2015: courthouse security improvements, 911 system improvements, fire station improvements, further communication and collaboration with

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | December 29, 2014

    Local doctor uses balloon instead of scalpel to treat vascular disease


    Dr. Raymond Dattilo of Manhattan is working to save lives by saving limbs. Dattilo focuses his practice, Flint Hills Heart, Vascular and Vein Clinic, on treatment for critical limb ischemia, a form of peripheral arterial disease where there is a severe blockage in a patient’

  • Local |Business | December 28, 2014

    Hundreds take to ice at City Park rink


    There’s only one way to celebrate winter during a virtually snow-less December in Manhattan — ice skating safely inside. Hundreds of people laced up their skates Saturday at the Manhattan indoor rink at the GTM Sportswear Family Center in City Park. Rink manager Paden Town

  • Local | December 28, 2014

    Awareness, testing key to limiting concussions

    More parents than ever are nervous about concussions when they send their kids out to play high school sports. Area coaches and administrators say that’s not a bad thing. “Legitimate concern is the right attitude,” said Mike Marsh, athletic director at Manhattan High. “It’

  • 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

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