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  • Local |Government & Politics | March 30, 2014

    Sherow takes swing at Huelskamp

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    Former Manhattan mayor Jim Sherow said U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp can’t effectively represent his district’s agriculture needs. Sherow discussed ag concerns and other issues during an interview at The Mercury on Friday. The K-State history professor and former city commissioner (2007 to 2012) is

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 30, 2014

    Legislators talk finance, elections

    Area legislators weighed on Saturday on a couple of warm issues: the Kansas Supreme Court school finance decision and a proposal to hold local elections in the fall. State representatives Sydney Carlin, Tom Phillips, Ron Highland and Sen. Tom Hawk kicked around concerns submitted at “

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | March 30, 2014

    What’s the scoop on all these business rumors?

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    Q: Time for the annual Kohl’s question. Can you confirm the latest rumors? Early Edition is moving from their east location to the old Lemmy’s Pizza building. With Kmart and others moving out, Kohl’s is building a store at that location. Sam’

  • Local |Business | March 30, 2014

    Kite’s suspension to be appealed

    The owner of Kite’s Bar & Grill, Inc., is appealing a Kansas Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s decision to suspend the establishment’s liquor license for four days. Kite’s owner Rusty Wilson will appear at a hearing in the Kansas Court of

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 30, 2014

    Students organize open house focused on K-State stories

    A group of Kansas State University students is weaving together a tale of fun and exploration at this year’s All-University Open House. On Saturday, April 5, the yearlong work of the event’s core coordinating committee will pay off with a celebration to remember. Students

  • Local |Business | March 30, 2014

    Weis Real Estate wins awards

    The Manhattan office of Realty Executives Weis Real Estate has been honored with top regional and international awards. Realty Executives International named Jerry and Linda Weis and the Manhattan brokerage to their “Broker-Owner Circle of Excellence” award at a special event in Phoenix, and Broker-Owner

  • Local |Business | March 30, 2014

    Rockhill Wellness reopening Thursday

    Dr. Kristine Springer, Dr. Amy Penrod-Filby, Casey Ebert, Katrina Rooker, Aimee Phelgar, Tiffany Young and Abby Fontenelle will be hosting a grand reopening for the Rockhill Wellness Center after the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Thursday. The ribbon cutting will commence at 4 p.m.

  • Local |Business | March 30, 2014

    Kite’s wins another top college bar award

    Kite’s Bar and Grill was named the 11th best college bar in America by the website University Primetime. Business Insider recently named Kite’s Bar and Grill as one of the 31 best college bars in the U.S.

  • Local |Business | March 30, 2014

    Medi-Waste Disposal opens

    Medi-Waste Disposal officially announces its opening by owners David and Rose Kreller. Medi-Waste Disposal is a local provider of regulated medical waste transportation and disposal as well as select compliance training solutions. Created by the same founders as Document Resources, a statewide provider of secure

  • Local |Education | March 30, 2014

    Topeka program recognizes Fort Hays scholarship winners from area schools

    HAYS — Students from 14 Kansas counties were recognized for the scholarships they have been awarded from Fort Hays State University at the recent Student Recognition Program in Topeka. Junction City High School • Ashley Evans, a 2014 Junction City High School graduate, accepted a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in

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