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  • 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

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    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

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    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

  • Local |Business | May 31, 2015

    Action Pact hires chief financial officer

    Action Pact hired Darren Rumford as its chief financial officer in April. Having served the past eight years as a CFO in the hospital industry and more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, Rumford will use his expertise to develop and manage the

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 29, 2015

    KSU names interim dean for College of Business

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    Kansas State University announced on Friday the appointment of an interim dean of the College of Business Administration. Kevin Gwinner, professor and head of the department of marketing and the Jon Wefald chair of business leadership, has been named to the position, effective June 15. “Kevin

  • Local | May 29, 2015

    Manhattan man reaches 19-gallon mark at Red Cross blood drive

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    Cliff Meloan has passed out once — just once — while donating blood. It was his fourth time. “I thought I was OK,” he said. “And so I went over to get my orange juice and cookie. Someone put a glass of ice water in front of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 29, 2015

    What happened to the man in the seed theft case?

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    Q: Whatever happened to the man who was arrested for allegedly stealing rice seeds and handing them over to the Chinese? A: Ah, you’re talking about Weiqiang Zhang. Simple answer: Zhang is living in Manhattan with his wife and children. He remains under indictment

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