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  • Local |Government, Politics | August 17, 2015

    Parks plan on city’s agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider acceptance of the Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan for the parks and recreation department during its Tuesday meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommended approval of the plan at its

  • Local |Education |Neighbors | August 17, 2015

    Job allows nature-lover to avoid daily routine

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    When you have a passion for something, you’ll find a way to do it. In January, Daniel Schapaugh became an education specialist at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. For the first time, he was able to make his love for nature a full-time job. “

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 17, 2015

    Collaboration at K-State could help canines

    A research project by an interior architecture and product design student at Kansas State University is one that could get some tails wagging. For her Developing Scholars Program project in the 2014-2015 school year, Kelsey Castinado, now a fourth-year student in the College of Architecture,

  • Local |Education | August 16, 2015

    As they head back to school, local teachers answer questions about goals, advice and supplies

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    The thought of starting another year incites different reactions depending on whom you ask. On Tuesday, USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden students will be back in school — and so will their teachers. Like the students, teachers can have mixed feelings about the end of summer vacation. The Mercury

  • Local |Business | August 16, 2015

    Interior designers find new place to display their skills

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    A retired early-20th-century schoolhouse has found a second career as an interior design studio, store and office space. The building, located on Anderson Avenue about 10 miles north of Manhattan, is home to AsterHouse Design, owned by Amanda Purdom and Eryn Smith. With its solid

  • Local |Business | August 16, 2015

    13-screen theater with dining, IMAX features planned for Town Center

    Manhattan Town Center and Carmike Cinemas officials confirmed on Friday that a movie theater will be built at the mall. The $15 to $20 million theater is anticipated for a 2016 opening in the area of the former Sears store, which will be demolished after closing in December.

  • Local | August 16, 2015

    At primitive skills class, students turn sparks into flames

    Friction fire in real life isn’t as fast as the numerous survival TV shows make it seem. Chuck Depew, who lives north of Wamego, noticed a difference in how Daniel Schapaugh, Flint Hills Discovery Center education specialist, handled his fire board on Saturday. “I’

  • Local | August 16, 2015

    Richard Rogers reflects on 4 decades as a federal judge

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    Aug. 7 marked a new chapter in Richard “Dick” Rogers’ life. For the first time in 40 years, since his 1975 appointment to the U.S. District Court of Kansas as a federal judge, Rogers has no office, no cases, no clerks. But before he spent 40 years on

  • Local |Education |Agriculture | August 16, 2015

    Kansan promotes ag education through national center

    “Creating a classroom.” That’s something that teachers do frequently. Today we’ll learn about a Kansan who is creating a classroom for agriculture, but not inside a traditional school. This Kansan is leading a national center which provides a living experience to help people

  • Local |Education | August 16, 2015

    MATC announces ADDA

    Manhattan Area Technology College’s computer-aided design department has been named an American Design Drafting Association authorized testing center. Professional certification is an examination system that the ADDA developed almost 20 years ago to establish a credentialing system based on an individual’s competency level. 

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