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  • Local |Business | June 14, 2015

    MHS, MCC grad stars in Coke ad

    An actor from Manhattan hopes a Coca Cola commercial helps his dreams come true in Los Angeles. Glenn Davis, a 2005 graduate of Manhattan High School and 2009 graduate of Manhattan Christian College, acted in a Coca Cola commercial released last week that celebrated 50 years of the

  • Local |Business | June 14, 2015

    Sampling Aggieville at event

    Ville2.mercury

    The sun came out at the right moment Saturday for the fourth annual Taste of the Ville. “Luckily, the rain stopped just in time,” said Jill Myers, one of the organizers. “It was pouring all day, and now we have sunshine.” The rain portion of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | June 14, 2015

    Officials evacuate stadium for gas leak

    The Manhattan Fire Department and safety officials responded to a gas leak at Kansas State University’s Vanier Football Complex at 3:59 p.m. Friday. The gas leak was caused when a 2-inch natural gas line was struck during construction of the Vanier Center, a 15,000-square-foot

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 14, 2015

    K-State semester honors go to more than 3,500 students

    More than 3,500 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance during the spring 2015 semester. Students with at least 12 graded hours and whose grade point average for the semester is 3.75 or above receive semester honors. They also receive commendations from their deans

  • Local |Education | June 14, 2015

    Local educator to go to Washington D.C.

    Angela Dau, an educator at West Elementary School in Wamego, was selected from more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute June 22-26.  Each year, the Library of Congress provides the opportunity for a group

  • Local |Education | June 14, 2015

    Students named to Emporia honor roll

    EMPORIA — Emporia State University congratulates the nearly 700 students named to the honor roll for Spring 2015. Students from this area are Alyssa Floro of Wakefield, Shiloh-Rose Cole of Wamego, Codi Ebert of Westmoreland, Leanne Feathers of Wamego, Mikayla Jackson-Barth of Manhattan, Nicole Lacey of Wamego, Megan

  • Local |Business | June 14, 2015

    CivicPlus hires two women

    CivicPlus hired two women to join their team. Natalie Blair, consultant/trainer, will work remotely and assist clients with their needs by ensuring that they are receiving a product that they understand and can utilize. Although Blair is not from Manhattan, she has close ties

  • Local |Business | June 14, 2015

    ESB Financial hires commercial lending VP

    ESB Financial has hired Gavin Schmidt as assistant vice president of commercial lending at ESB’s Manhattan bank at 224 E. Poyntz Ave. Schmidt’s core responsibility is to seek continued growth in ESB’s relationship building efforts by aligning with individuals and businesses who share

  • Local |Business | June 14, 2015

    Commercial Real Estate hires new salesman

    Commercial Real Estate Services hired Brad Seidler as a licensed salesman to service its portfolio of commercial real estate listings in the Manhattan and surrounding areas. Seidler, who was born in Manhattan and graduated from both Manhattan High School and Kansas State University, comes with

  • Local |Business | June 14, 2015

    Morrison, Frost law firm has new partner

    The law firm of Morrison, Frost, Olsen, Irvine and Schartz made Craig N. Olsen a partner, as of June 1. Olsen joined the firm in 2010 as an associate. His practice includes family, criminal, business law and civil litigation. Olsen earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism

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