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  • Local |Education | March 16, 2014

    Manhattan students make KU honor roll

    LAWRENCE — Approximately 4,620 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2013 semester. This list is continued from last Sunday’s edition of The Mercury. Area honorees are as follows: Julia Yang, of Manhattan. She is the daughter of Marcia Molina

  • Local |Education | March 16, 2014

    Senior receives K-State scholarship

    Emily Kelley, a senior at Manhattan High School, was awarded Kansas State University’s Putnam Scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 28 at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award. During K-State’s annual Scholarship Day, students and their parents

  • Local |Business | March 16, 2014

    Two Hilton mangers receive awards

    Two managers at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan have won substantial awards from their company. Brad Everett and Kevin Fitzgerald both won the awards at a meeting of Kinseth Hospitality on Feb. 24. Everett won the award for general manager of the year. Fitzgerald won

  • Local |Business | March 16, 2014

    EMS promotes crew member

    Alex Protzman, paramedic, Level TO1, was recently promoted to major of training and education for Riley County EMS and Pottawatomie County EMS. Protzman will coordinate and provide staff development opportunities, continuing education courses, first responder development and oversight of quality improvement initiatives for both agencies.

  • Local |Business | March 16, 2014

    Sunflower Bank promotes manager

    Sunflower Bank’s board of directors has approved the following promotions and officer elections effective immediately. Chris Riedel, assistant vice president, retail regional manager Since joining the bank in 2004, Riedel has served customers and led service teams in a number of different markets. He is

  • Local | March 14, 2014

    Local volunteers show teams, fans hospitality as Manhattan hosts 2A tourney for 25th year

    Hs championships3.phatch

    Eight 2A boys basketball teams arrived Thursday at Bramlage Coliseum with hopes of advancing in the state tournament. Behind the scenes, volunteers throughout the arena worked to make sure Manhattan’s 25th year hosting the tournament would be as successful as the previous editions. Karen

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | March 14, 2014

    Regents approve $90M in bonds for KSU projects

    The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday unanimously approved two bond resolutions regarding construction projects at Kansas State University. The approvals were the next step in the process for the construction of the expansion of the College of Engineering and the construction of a new

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 14, 2014

    Citizens’ committee behind RCPD bill

    An effort to require that the top police official in Manhattan be elected, rather than appointed, is being driven by a citizens’ committee involving a bail bondsman and a bar owner. A bill that would implement the change was introduced into the state Senate Wednesday

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | March 14, 2014

    Why didn’t school fights appear in the newspaper?

    Wonder1

    Q. In the past week, my son has witnessed two batteries in which police reports were taken. The first occurred last Wednesday night at Manhattan High School. A student leaving a basketball game was struck by another student. The victim hit his head on the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 14, 2014

    Suspect in Manhattan bank robbery indicted

    TOPEKA — A suspect in the November 2013 robbery of Kansas State Bank has been indicted with federal charges.  The indictment against Ronald David Brown, Jr., 39, alleges that on Nov. 27 last year, he robbed the Manhattan bank at 1101 Bluemont Ave. He is charged with one count

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