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  • Local |Business | March 23, 2014

    Sunflower Bank hires senior vice president

    Sunflower Bank has hired Terry Harts to the position of senior vice president and market president regional director of the bank’s central Kansas region, including the Junction City, Manhattan, McPherson and Salina markets. Harts possesses over 30 years experience in the financial industry, most recently

  • Local |Business | March 23, 2014

    Local insurance agency receives award

    The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson announced that Al Langton Insurance, Inc., in Manhattan has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2014. To qualify as an advantage agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five consecutive years. Advantage agents are recognized

  • Local |Business | March 23, 2014

    Pawnee Mental Health receives $1,000 award

    The Tower Mental Health Foundation awarded $30,000 to the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas to fund staff training in the Youth Mental Health First Aid Program. Pawnee Mental Health Services received $1,000 of the funding from the state association. Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Local |Business | March 21, 2014

    Few Plum Island employees coming

    If initial responses are correct, only a few employees will come to Manhattan’s future National Bio and Agro Defense Facility from Plum Island, N.Y., where an aging biosecurity facility will be phased out. NBAF will replace the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, where

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 21, 2014

    Moran confident about NBAF

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    Sen. Jerry Moran told Manhattan Rotary Club members Thursday afternoon he’s confident the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) will be built. Moran, who moved to Manhattan a year ago and has an office here, was the featured speaker for the club’s

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | March 21, 2014

    Is new Chick-fil-A still opening here?

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    Megan Moser .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/*= 0)out += unescape(l[i].replace(/^\s\s*/, '&#'));while (--j >= 0)if (el[j].getAttribute('data-eeEncEmail_TnILLfxxCy'))el[j].innerHTML = out;/*]]>*/ Q: A while ago the Mercury had an article that Manhattan was getting

  • Local | March 21, 2014

    Locals say information cards could help pets in emergencies

    Pet owners sometimes find themselves in emergencies where they can’t provide information about their pets that need care. Claflin Books and Copies is making emergency pet information cards — also known as ICE cards — to address that concern, according to store owner Stormy Kennedy. She

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 21, 2014

    Firm suffers $56,000 in losses to thieves

    A thief or thieves stole more than two dozen pieces of equipment from Flint Hills Landscape, 9770 Limerick Lane, causing a loss of more than $56,000, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. The company reported the theft to the sheriff’s office on Monday and

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 21, 2014

    Power without flowers: K-State grad student designs plant-free garden for festival

    Jessica Canfield is creating a garden half the size of a basketball court without planting a single flower, shrub or seed of grass. Canfield, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Kansas State University, was selected from more than 300 international applicants to bring her synthetic garden

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 21, 2014

    Duluth man dies in late-night rollover accident

    A 45-year-old Duluth man died after he was ejected from a vehicle that rolled over two miles east of the Duluth Church on Duluth Road. Ronald L. Shelton was identified as the victim in the accident believed to have happened overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. At 10:15

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