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  • 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

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    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

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2014

    Parks department hires park superintendent

    Casey Smithson joins Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department as park superintendent. Smithson obtained a Bachelor of Science in park and resource management from Kansas State University. He is a graduate of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and is a Certified Kansas Law Enforcement Officer

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2014

    Parks department hires recreation superintendent

    Chris Curtis joins Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department as recreation superintendent. Curtis holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation from Emporia State University, a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Kansas State University, and a Master of Education degree in sports administration from University

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2014

    Coldwell Banker gets new Realtor

    Coldwell Banker Realty Group One announced the addition of Travis Hecht to the team as an associate broker and Realtor. Hecht is a life-long Kansas native and graduate to Kansas State University with dual degrees in business administration and economics. He has been a real

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2014

    Dental Associates hires MHS alum

    Dental Associates of Manhattan announced the addition of Dr. Morgan Lewis-Smith. Lewis-Smith grew up in Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School in 2005. She attended Washington University in St. Louis and received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering in 2009. After working for a year,

  • Local |Education | September 12, 2014

    Fourth-graders get dirty for science at K-State’s Ag Day

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    Looking at chicken guts and getting their hands dirty, area fourth-graders spent Thursday morning in the fields of Kansas State University’s agronomy farm for Ag Day, learning about the physical sciences they’ll be studying this year. Jim Shroyer, Ag Day’s longtime coordinator

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | September 12, 2014

    Who owns that public property?

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    Q: I am curious about what buildings and land are owned by the city and the county. Got addresses? A: Well, yes. That is, we have a list of properties owned by the city and county — almost 300 of them (Page A8), with some intriguing facts

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