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  • Local |Education | July 27, 2014

    Manhattan native chosen as teaching fellow

    Manhattan native Timothy Ellis was chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) as a member of its 2014 cohort of Teaching Fellows. The selected Fellows participated in a rigorous screening process. With only 18 percent of the applicant pool being chosen, the 2014 Teaching Fellows are some

  • Local |Education | July 27, 2014

    Newman starts online CT scan certification program

    WICHITA — Newman University will launch an online program to help health care professionals become certified in the field of computerized tomography — commonly referred to as Cat Scan —beginning in the fall semester. The online CT program will be included as a concentration in the university’

  • Local |Business | July 27, 2014

    Correctional sergeant retiring from RCPD

    Correctional Sgt. Darrell Morris retires effective July 31 after a long tenure as a corrections officer and later as a corrections supervisor with the Riley County Police Department -Jail Division. Morris was the first Corrections Officer ever to be selected for the Department’s Employee of

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | July 27, 2014

    New K-State Super Store opens Aug. 8

    The K-State Super Store, 519 McCall Road, opens to the public Friday, Aug. 8, and the grand opening festivities will take place on Friday, Aug. 15. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 10 a.m.  Tuesday, Aug. 19. The new store, in front

  • Local |Education | July 27, 2014

    Technical education enrollment numbers continue to increase

    TOPEKA — Eighteen-year-old Carolymar Rodriguez remembers her senior year of high school as a whirlwind of fast-paced classes. The Topeka native spent the year splitting her time between her school, Washburn Rural High, and Washburn Tech, where she spent three hours a day studying to work

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 27, 2014

    K-State graduate receives fellowship

    A May 2014 graduate of Kansas State University has received a fellowship from Phi Kappa Phi. Jenny Barriga, a magna cum laude graduate in chemistry and biochemistry, Dodge City, is one of 51 students nationwide this year and one of 23 students from Kansas State University in the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 25, 2014

    K-State ranks on best value list

    Kansas State University was among the highest-rated schools in the region to make a national website’s list of best value colleges in the Midwest. K-State ranked above other schools in the state. At No. 14, it also ranked higher than other schools in the region,

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | July 25, 2014

    Did the city pick ‘Wabash’ manhole covers on purpose?

    Wonder1

    Q: Did Manhattan city officials install manhole and water meter covers from companies in Wabash, Ind., to play off Kanas State athletics’ adoption of “The Wabash Cannonball?”

  • Local |Business | July 25, 2014

    Sales tax receipts on par with 2013’s

    Manhattan’s 2014 sales tax figures are on par with 2012 and 2013 through the mid-year point. City finance director Bernie Hayen said the overall figures through July are flat compared with the same time period in 2012 and 2013. The overall 2014 sales tax receipts total about $6.13 million, which is 0.9

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 25, 2014

    Senate hopeful wants to move beyond 2-party system

    Gregormanvert.phatch

    U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman told the Mercury on Thursday he’s trying to move beyond the labels of a two-party system to fix what’s ailing Congress. Orman, who lives in Olathe, is running as an Independent for the U.S. Senate seat

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