The Mercury sat down with Eddie Eastes, the new parks and recreation director for Manhattan. He was assistant director until April, when former director Curt Loupe retired. Eastes was named interim director for the department at that time. After a nationwide search and lengthy interview
FORT RILEY — For all the military does to protect the country, it’s only fair that sometimes a favor is returned. So Saturday morning, several hundred military families waded through rows of turkeys, green beans, cranberry sauce, potatoes and cookie dough as they collected food
The K-State Golf Course Foundation hired Steve Lambert as general manager. Lambert spent eight years in the Navy as a fighter pilot, which culminated in a two-year tour as a demonstration pilot with the Blue Angels. After his Navy tour, he spent 17 years with Jim
Eleanor Blaker, parish administrator, has announced her retirement after 30 years of service at St Paul’s Episcopal Church. Having spent the majority of her adult life in Manhattan, Blaker has served the parish for more than thirty years on staff. Blaker will be transitioning
The CivicPlus team hired Adam Block as a project manager. Block graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management, as well as a minor in economics. He has worked in the past as a services agent. In his new role,
On November 5, Jim Waters, president of Waters True Value, and Jerry Lichtenhan, owner of Lichtenhan Ace Hardware in Wamego, signed an agreement for Waters True Value to acquire Lichtenhan Ace Hardware. Waters True Value will take possession and open for business Dec. 1. The Lichtenhan’s
USAA opened an office in Junction City to serve members of the military community with the opening of its newest financial center. USAA opened a financial center at 507 East Chestnut St. in Junction City. Junction City will be the home of USAA’s 18th financial
Topeka — Members of the Kansas Chiropractic Association (KCA) elected Thad Schneider to the board of directors during its annual meeting in Overland Park on Oct. 12. Schneider was elected to serve a one-year term as secretary/treasurer. He, who practices at Chiropractic Family Health Center in
FORT RILEY — For long-term patients at Irwin Army Community Hospital, the new facility opening next year should be a home away from home. Construction of the 550,000-square-foot hospital, which is adjacent to the current structure and will bear the same name, is around 85 percent complete.
K-State officials needed to answer questions and address rumors prior to a classified staff vote next week. Around 200 of the university’s approximately 16,000 classified employees attended two forums Friday at the K-State Alumni Center. A vote running from Tuesday through Friday of next week will
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