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  • Local |Business | July 06, 2014

    Blanton wins broker of the year award

    Jim Blanton received the Broker of the Year Award on June 17 at the annual Manhattan Association of Realtors meeting. Blanton previously won the organization’s Spirit Award as well as the Salesperson of the Year Award. Jim has been in real estate since 1974 and established

  • Local |Business | July 06, 2014

    RCPD promotes Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis has been promoted from maintenance technician to maintenance supervisor by the Riley County Police Department. Lewis began his career in January 1985 as a patrol officer. He retired from his police officer career Jan. 1, 2013. He was rehired as maintenance technician in February 2013.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 06, 2014

    Distance students earn summer scholarships

    Kansas State University Global Campus has awarded $9,000 in scholarships to distance education students across the country for the summer 2014 term. The K-State Global Campus Scholarship for Distance Education Students provides financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in distance degree programs. This is the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 06, 2014

    KSU to hold annual sustainability dialogue on campus July 19

    “Communication and Sustainability: How to Communicate Effectively to Advance Sustainability Initiatives” is the title of the ninth annual Dialogue on Sustainability set for Saturday, July 19, in Rathbone and Fiedler halls at Kansas State University. The event is open to the public and will run from 8:30

  • Local |Education | July 06, 2014

    Local student earns health research award

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Mary Hunt of Manhattan recently received the award for the outstanding master’s student in community health promotion from the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. Hunt is a graduate teaching assistant with a 4.0 grade point average and

  • I Wonder |Local |Business |Government, Politics | July 04, 2014

    Exactly what is a watershed district?


    Q: There has been discussion recently about forming a watershed district in an attempt to stop flooding on Wildcat Creek. What exactly is a watershed district and how does it function? And what is the alternative if the district isn’t created?

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 04, 2014

    New drum class inspired by trips to Ghana


    Kansas State University students will have the opportunity to learn some worldly music this fall with a new class that teaches West African drumming. The course, Music 281, will be taught by Neil Dunn, an instructor of percussion and dance. The class is open to all

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | July 04, 2014

    Appeals court upholds police board’s firing of officer

    The Kansas Court of Appeals on Thursday announced its affirmation of a September 2013 Riley County District Court ruling that upheld a decision made in 2011 by the Law Enforcement Agency Board to terminate a police officer. According to an unpublished opinion provided to The Mercury, the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | July 04, 2014

    Hegarty honored for police work

    Captain Tim Hegarty isn’t afraid to try new methods of fighting crime. For his efforts and success in implementing crime-reducing policing programs, the Riley County Police Department administrative captain recently was inducted into the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame. The hall of fame is

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 04, 2014

    College of Business Administration names Wilkinson new accounting department head

    The Kansas State University College of Business Administration has named Brett Wilkinson as its new accounting department head and the first holder of the Robert G. Chapman endowed chair. “Dr. Wilkinson has an exceptional record as an academic scholar,” said Ali Malekzadeh, Edgerly family dean

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