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  • 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

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    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

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 25, 2014

    Philosopher strives to understand how words acquire meaning

    Why does the word “dog” have meaning? If you say “dog” to a friend, why does your friend understand you? Kansas State University philosopher Elliott Wagner aims to address these types of questions in his latest research, which focuses on long-standing philosophical questions about semantic

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 25, 2014

    Student Cargill Global Scholar

    Kylie Hardman, a sophomore in human resource management at Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration, has been selected as a Cargill Global Scholar for the 2014 academic year. “This is a really fantastic opportunity that I hope to gain a lot from,” Hardman said. “

  • Local |Business | July 24, 2014

    AIB looks to be $100M company

    Associates from the Manhattan-headquartered food safety company AIB International announced this week that its goal is to become a $100 million company by its 100th year. The deadline would be 2019, since AIB, formerly the American Institute of Baking, has been in business since 1919. The announcement was

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