The Manhattan City Commission will hear Tuesday about the progress made on developing a regional transportation plan. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Stephanie Watts, transportation planner with the Flint Hills Regional Council, will update the commission on the Flint Hills Metropolitan
Have a home with no smoke detectors or ones that aren’t working? The Manhattan Fire Department can help. The department offers free smoke detectors and will even install them in Manhattan residents’ homes. The one requirement is that the owner must live in the
A Kansas State University professor’s expertise about childhood empathy was featured in Time magazine this month in an article on narcissism. and now he’s studying a related, but different facet, childhood teasing. Mark Barnett, a psychological sciences professor who has long studied empathy
Leiszler Oil Company continues its food expansion by joining the Which Wich franchise. The sub shop has traditional options as well as combinations like Thank You Turkey with sliced turkey breast, stuffing and cranberry sauce. The restaurant is set to open at the beginning of
After 138 years, Manhattan has a new weather record for Sept. 12. According to Kansas State University’s Weather Data Library, Friday’s high of 56 shattered the previous record of 63 set in 1876. Sept. 12’s record high of 107 was set in 1956. The record low of 38 was set in 1959.
Next weekend, a center of Little Apple culture and commerce will celebrate 125 years of existence. With its combination of dining and retail options and a thriving bar scene, the Aggieville business district appeals to a wide variety of people. Fittingly, the all-day ‘birthday party’ on
Greg Doering has been named the news editor for The Manhattan Mercury. Doering will lead The Mercury’s news team of reporters in its local coverage. For the last year, Doering has worked as the managing editor at the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle. Before that, he was
Chris McClead has been named the senior director of mission integration for Mercy Regional Health Center. McClead will work with the leaders at Mercy, as well as mission integration leaders at Via Christi to broaden the scope of the Catholic identity, community engagement, workplace spirituality
Casey Smithson joins Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department as park superintendent. Smithson obtained a Bachelor of Science in park and resource management from Kansas State University. He is a graduate of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and is a Certified Kansas Law Enforcement Officer
Chris Curtis joins Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department as recreation superintendent. Curtis holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation from Emporia State University, a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Kansas State University, and a Master of Education degree in sports administration from University
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