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  • Local | May 30, 2013

    13th Manhattan Day to see 25 block parties

    At least 25 neighborhoods around town plan to get together to celebrate Manhattan Day. That’s the number of neighborhoods registered with The Mercury — the event’s main sponsor — to hold gatherings mostly this Saturday. Manhattan Day is an annual event on the first Saturday in

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 30, 2013

    Furlough notices to go out today

    Fort Riley civilian employees on Thursday began receiving notices of upcoming furloughs that will eventually impact 2,400 workers. Under a provision of federal law, the notices empower the post to furlough employees as soon as 30 days after their issuance. Employees who received the furloughs also received

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 30, 2013

    11 complete Project SEARCH internships

    Eleven interns last week participated in a sort of graduation ceremony from Project SEARCH, a national high-school-to-work transition program for people with cognitive disabilities. The program, funded by grants and headquartered at the K-State Student Union, offers young adults who have finished high school three

  • Local |Business | May 30, 2013

    Two locals win 2013 Manhattan Legacy Awards

    Burke and Margery Bayer and Barbara Wilson received the Manhattan Legacy Award Monday, May 20, at the Meadowlark Hills Legacy Banquet. Rev. Ben Duerfeldt, retired pastor from First Christian Church where he served for 26 years, was the speaker for the evening. Duerfeldt was serving First Christian

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 30, 2013

    Chem-E-Car team qualifies for national competition

    Kansas State University’s Chem-E-Car Team has landed a spot in the national competition, set for Nov. 1-2 in San Francisco. The competition is part of the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The team earned its spot by finishing in third

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 29, 2013

    Proposed city budget calls for $9 million increase

    Money.phatch

    City commissioners focused on proposed mill levy increases and street maintenance during a discussion of the proposed 2014 budget Tuesday. Finance director Bernie Hayen told commissioners if all the departments, agencies and boards were given their wish list of increased spending, it would raise the levy

  • Local |Business | May 29, 2013

    Brothers win award for bike donations

    Good deed 4

    Two brothers were rewarded recently for their efforts to collect and fix more than 300 bikes to give to children in need. Dr. Bret Gilsdorf and Dr. Roger Stevens of Dentistry by Design in Manhattan, gave their annual Good Deed Award to Jayson Brinkeroff, 10, and Jayden

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 29, 2013

    Master plan gets public input

    A couple weeks before revealing a final campus master plan, Kansas State University officials hosted an open forum on the subject that drew about 50 people Tuesday afternoon. Ruth Dyer, senior vice provost for academic affairs and the chair of the Campus Master Plan Update Task

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 29, 2013

    2,400 civilians to be affected by Fort Riley furloughs

    Fort Riley officials are moving forward with the furloughs of 2,400 civilian employees on post. The furloughs are set to begin in July. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said recently that he would be proceeding with the federal furloughs to manage budget cuts facing all sectors

  • Local |Business | May 29, 2013

    CivicPlus owner buys rights to Hibachi Hut

    When Brenda and Ward Morgan found out that Hibachi Hut was closing after almost 54 years, they knew they had to do something. “Brenda came up to me Sunday night looking like the dog had just died,” Morgan said in an online interview with The Mercury

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