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  • Local |Business | December 14, 2014

    Mercy hires physical therapist

    Mercy Regional Health Center recently hired physical therapist Tiffany Wehemeyer.  Wehemeyer received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Kansas and went on to receive her doctorate in physical therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., and graduated earlier

  • Local |Business | December 14, 2014

    Flint Hills RV center to close Friday

    John and Stephanie Thomason will conclude operations at Flint Hills RV Center on Friday, Dec. 19. They established the company in April 1993 at 11080 Legion Drive, five miles east of Manhattan on U.S. 24. John and Stephanie will begin a new career of semi-retirement. John plans to

  • Local |Business | December 13, 2014

    Varney and Associates hires two employees

    Varney and Associates recently made two hires. Taylor Penick, CPA, joins the company as a senior accountant. Penick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Kansas State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | December 12, 2014

    Is Kohl’s coming to town?


    Q: Will Kohl’s fill the Kmart vacancy? A: Kids have “Are we there yet?” on road trips. Adults in Manhattan have “Is Kohl’s coming?” whenever retail space becomes available. Usually, the answer to both questions is “Not yet.” That’s true in this

  • Local |Education | December 12, 2014

    Despite recent additions, some principals say class space is tight


    Some Manhattan elementary schools are getting a little crowded, according to their principals. With the Manhattan-Ogden school board’s talk of a possible bond issue in coming years, some principals said their schools are already crowded, and they have rearranged classrooms to accommodate students. “Our

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 12, 2014

    Fire extinquished by water from failed pipe

    An apartment fire Thursday caused a total of $8,000 in damage and then extinguished itself. The Manhattan Fire Department responded at 3:07 p.m. at 1105 Ratone St. Apt. 11. Firefighters found smoke showing from the rear of the three-story apartment building. Firefighters entered the smoke-filled apartment and found

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 12, 2014

    Distance graduate shares passion for helping all

    Rebecca Sombatchareun, Pleasanton, describes herself as a mom, a daughter and a K-Stater with a passion for helping families. A nontraditional Kansas State University student, Sombatchareun is an example of the sandwich generation. She is completing her bachelor’s degree in family studies and human

  • Local |Business | December 12, 2014

    Mercury seeking city’s brightest holiday displays


    Attention, aspiring Clark Griswolds: The Mercury is looking for the best holiday light displays in the area. If, like the “Christmas Vacation” character, you’ve put up so many lights the power company has to turn on its auxiliary generator, we want to hear from

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 12, 2014

    Housing survey expected to benefit council, members

    FORT RILEY — The Flint Hills Regional Council is in the process of seeking answers from more than a thousand households. The task of convincing folks to fill out a questionnaire won’t be pursued casually, either — not with almost $400,000 at stake. No cash will be

  • Local |Education | December 12, 2014

    Recent grad running for USD 383 board seat

    The first candidate to run for open seats on the Manhattan-Ogden school board has filed. Nicholas Dyer, 20, filed for the position Thursday. Dyer said he is a 2013 Manhattan High School graduate and takes classes at Highland Community College. “I still have a younger brother and

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