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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | April 15, 2013

    Man arrested after traffic stop

    A Manhattan man is in the custody of the Pottawatomie County Jail after authorities arrested him on drug and other charges following a routine traffic stop Sunday night. Officer Matthew Droge said Richard Jackson, 39, 914 Osage St., was arrested in the 400 block of East Poyntz Street

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 14, 2013

    Being mayor and running a firm leaves little time for the firm

    Loren pepperd.phatch

    Tuesday will be the last day Mayor Loren Pepperd serves the city…not because he lost the election, but by choice. Pepperd chose not to run for re-election because the time commitment involved as mayor has hurt his business. He decided the best thing to

  • Local | April 14, 2013

    Customers just flock to his farm

    Jeff Ebert has a strong belief in sheep as an important part of the livestock industry, and one that has potential for growth. “There has been profitability in sheep production, and I expect it to continue, because we offer such a quality, nutritious product for

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | April 14, 2013

    Manhattan, Salina groups planning China visit

    The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with its counterpart organization in Salina to promote an unusual trip to China this October. The trip, from Oct. 20 to 28, is designed to provide Chamber members and the general public an opportunity to learn about the

  • Local | April 14, 2013

    Everything but tulips at the festival

    Tulips.phatch

    Wamego’s 26th annual Tulip Festival will wrap up Sunday after a weekend with more than 180 vendors and great weather. “Our footprint has gotten bigger by moving parts of the festival to the downtown area; the local businesses are benefiting from that decision,” said event

  • 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

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