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  • Local |Government, Politics | April 14, 2013

    K-12 teachers’ pay largely stagnant in 2012 while others’ rises

    City and county workers and police officers did a lot better in 2012 than school teachers. . . unless the teachers taught at the technical college. That’s the clearest finding from The Mercury’s annual analysis of public sector income during the most recent calendar year. As

  • Local |Business | April 14, 2013

    Shear Dynamics hires two beauty professionals

    Laurie Dille joins the staff with over ten years massage therapy and health education experience.  She is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute in Berkley, Calif. She is certified in therapeutic massage and specializes in shiatsu/acupressure, Thai, deep tissue, prenatal and hot

  • Local |Business | April 14, 2013

    Tallgrass hires new sales director

    Kosta Theodosopoulos is the new sales director for Manhattan-based brewer, Tallgrass Brewing Company.  In his new position He will be overseeing Tallgrass’s growing regional sales staff and working directly with distributors to help grow sales to the next level. Theodosopoulos is no stranger

  • Local |Business | April 14, 2013

    Rabo AgriFinance hires new manager

    Rabo AgriFinance hired Luke Schultz for its Kansas agriculture financing team. Schultz will be a senior relationship manager, overseeing the North-Central and Eastern Kansas regions. Rabo AgriFinance is a provider of capital and financial solutions to U.S. agricultural producers and agri-businesses. Schultz will provide

  • Local |Business | April 14, 2013

    Water district manager recognized

    The Kansas Rural Water Association recognized area rural water district employee, Tammy Pence, as office manager of the year.  Pence received the award at the organization’s 46th annual conference and exhibition on March 27 at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita. Pence has

  • Local |Business | April 14, 2013

    Prairiewood adds to team

    Prairiewood Retreat has hired Vicky Bell to join its team.  In her role as hospitality coordinator, Bell is in charge of all guest relations and coordination, ensuring that each stay and event exceeds expectations.  She is a long-time member of the community, having

  • Local |Business | April 14, 2013

    Pest-control operator achieves entomologist status

    Travis Aggson, American Pest Management, Inc. was recently certified as an associate entomologist by the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation. To achieve this status, a pest-control operator must have a minimum of seven years of verifiable pest management experience, the knowledge and ability to

  • Local |Business | April 14, 2013

    Platinum Club Award

    Miracle Ear’s Mark Kind franchise was recently awarded the Platinum Club award. He was ranked No. 2 in small to medium size franchises throughout the nation. In order to receive this award among their peers they must demonstrate excellent customer service. This is measured by

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 12, 2013

    K-State students pass Union expansion

    The K-State Student Union will get a new look after overwhelming support shown through a student vote. Of 3,351 votes cast this week, 74.9 percent approved a $25 million plan to renovate and expand the union. The vote took place Wednesday and Thursday. The plan includes new southwest

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | April 12, 2013

    Talks continue on RCPD budget

    Talks leading to a 2014 budget for the Riley County Police Department began Thursday night during a special meeting of the Riley County Law Board. Department officials presented two budget proposals whose final figures represent a slight decrease from the budget approved in 2013 when carryover totals

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