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  • Local |Government & Politics | June 14, 2016

    McKee questions filling position that was not formally approved

    The Pottawatomie County Commission on Monday unanimously approved filling the position of “administrative specialist,” but not before the hiring procedure was questioned by the commission chairwoman. Although the position has been advertised and interviews conducted, Dee McKee said the commission had never formally approved the

  • I Wonder |Local | June 14, 2016

    Who is responsible for repairing sidewalks, the city or homeowner?

    Sidewalk.mercury

    Q: Who is responsible for repairing or replacing sidewalks, the city or the homeowner? A: You. State statute (K.S.A. 12-1808) makes property owners responsible for the maintenance and repair of the sidewalks adjacent to their properties, despite the fact sidewalks are public property.

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 13, 2016

    K-State gets $1M CHIP grant

    K-State has received an almost $1 million grant to help decrease the number of uninsured children. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Monday it had awarded K-State a $990,000 grant to participate in an effort to enroll more eligible children in Medicaid and the Children’

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 13, 2016

    OT rules will affect workers’ status

    Riley County commissioners Monday voted to change 13 county positions from salaried to hourly because of an update to federal labor regulations that will more than double the minimum pay required for salaried employees later this year. The rule, set to take effect in December, seeks

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 13, 2016

    City to discuss capital improvements at work session

    City commissioners will discuss the Capital Improvement Program during their second budget work session Tuesday. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The commission will discuss the city’s 2017 budget, which, as presented in May, is $147,730,189, a $9.6 million increase over the previous year.

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | June 13, 2016

    Man buys Manhattan business to continue his life of service

    Neighbor.mercury

    Throughout his life, Woody Shoemaker says his work has always been about serving others. After serving in the Navy SEALs during the Vietnam War and serving in Christian ministry for about 30 years, Shoemaker now lives in Manhattan and owns At Home Assisted Care. The company

  • Local |Business | June 12, 2016

    Thousands of rubber ducks make a splash at fundraiser

    Dash1.mercury

    As about 3,000 yellow rubber ducks slid down a hill in CiCo Park, area children screamed, hoping one of their adopted ducks would reach the bottom first. The park was filled with children and parents from all over the area for the second annual Little Apple

  • Local |Education | June 11, 2016

    Dozens honor USD 383 Superintendent Shannon at retirement reception

    Shannon.mercury

    Along with family and friends, several members of the education community came out Friday to send off the man who has led the local school district for the last decade. About 50 people from Manhattan-Ogden and McPherson school districts and others from around the region came

  • Local |Business | June 11, 2016

    Manhattan Regional Airport renovation comes closer to completion

    Airport1.mercury

    A vision about six years in the making will soon be completed. Airport officials hope the Manhattan Regional Airport passenger terminal project is completed late fall this year. The project provides a major expansion at a cost of more than $17 million. The 12,500-square-foot terminal building

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 11, 2016

    College of Vet Medicine unit is saving pets’ lives

    A little over a year after first hitting the road, Kansas State University’s Shelter Medicine Mobile Surgery Unit has performed thousands of surgeries, helped a dozen animal shelters save on veterinary care costs and has drawn attention to the plight of homeless animals. The

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