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  • 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. 

  • Local |Education | August 15, 2015

    Manhattan native earns master’s

    Katie (Lewis) Tonniges graduated on May 8 from Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, Nebraska, with her Masters of Science in nurse anesthesia. During her studies, she published a case report in the International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia. Katie is employed with Associated Anesthesiologists

  • Local |Business | August 15, 2015

    CivicPlus hires office manager

    CivicPlus hired Amy Blockcolsky as an office manager. In her role as office manager, she will be responsible for a number of things, which include accounts payable, managing the custodial staff, and overseeing the purchasing of office supplies.

  • Local |Business | August 15, 2015

    Medical Associates hires physician

    Medical Associates of Manhattan, part of the Stormont-Vail family of care, hired Regan Dulin, family medicine physician. Dulin received her osteopathic medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2012. She completed a family medicine residency at the Research Family Medicine Residency Program

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