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  • Local |Government, Politics | February 16, 2014

    Davis discusses direction of state

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis spent time in Manhattan on Saturday for a full day of meet-and-greets and fundraisers. During an interview with The Mercury, Davis, who is from Lawrence, responded to criticism from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community he received this week

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 16, 2014

    Education, budget focus of legislative breakfast

    Education and budgets were the main topics of conversation at Eggs and Issues on Saturday. The event, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, was an opportunity for area residents to ask questions and express concerns to their legislative representatives. About 100 people attended. Representatives Sydney Carlin (

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 16, 2014

    Lawmakers weigh in on anti-gay marriage bill

    Area legislators spoke about their feelings on the religious freedom bill that gave Kansas national attention this week. The bill (HB2453), introduced by Rep. Charles Macheers, R-Shawnee, was designed to allow individuals, groups and businesses to refuse to recognize or provide services to same-sex couples

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 16, 2014

    Murder suspects held on $1 million bond

    JUNCTION CITY —Three suspects arrested last week in connection with the death of a Junction City woman are each confined on a $1 million bond. Larry Anderson, 25, Manhattan; Drexel Woody, 23, Fort Riley; and Marryssa Middleton, 22, Colorado, are confined in the Geary County Jail. The three were

  • Local |Education | February 16, 2014

    Area students make various deans’ lists

    •Kathryn Estabrook and Nicholas Martin, both of Manhattan, made the fall 2013 dean’s list at the University of Vermont. Estabrook is majoring in French. Martin is majoring in mechanical engineering. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0

  • Local |Education | February 16, 2014

    Area students graduate from college

    •Emily Beach of Manhattan graduated with distinction in December from Concordia University, Nebraska, in Seward, Neb. Beach received a bachelor of science degree in education. Those who earned a degree with at least a 3.5 GPA graduated with distinction. •Five area students graduated in December from

  • Local |Business | February 16, 2014

    CivicPlus hires tech officer

    CivicPlus hired Andy Sharma as the new chief technical officer. He has a master’s degree in information systems and marketing. Sharma was previously employed by Dell as the IT senior manager. In his new position, Sharma will be responsible for leading the development team

  • Local |Business | February 16, 2014

    Sunflower hires wealth adviser

    Sunflower Bank has hired Michael Hammersmith as a wealth management adviser. He will be serving prospective and current clients in the Junction City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Topeka, and Leeton, Mo., areas. Hammersmith earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a dual major in marketing

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | February 16, 2014

    KSU Foundation adds staff

    The KSU Foundation recently hired Jenna Harmison as development officer for annual giving and the 1863 Circle. A native of White City, Harmison most recently worked with Jack Morton Worldwide, an experiential and brand marketing agency, servicing their client, General Motors. She also worked with Meeting

  • Local |Business | February 16, 2014

    Chiropractor joins Rockhill

    Rockhill Chiropractic and Acupuncture added Amy E. Penrod-Filby. Originally from Garden City,  Filby earned her bachelor’s degree in life sciences from Kansas State University in 2005 before heading to Kansas City to attend Cleveland Chiropractic College where she earned her doctorate in chiropractic, graduating

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