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  • Local |Business | August 15, 2015

    St. George man becomes Orazem shareholder

    David Griffith has become a shareholder in the Orazem & Scalora Engineering firm. Griffith holds a Bachelor of Science in architectural dngineering degree from Kansas State University. He has been with the firm as a project engineer since 1998 with design engineering responsibilities for many of

  • Local |Business | August 15, 2015

    G&A Real Estate hires Realtor

    G&A Real Estate hired Sherry Wheeler to join the firm. Wheeler is a graduate of Manhattan Christian College. She and her husband, Wes, have made Manhattan their home for over 30 years. Wheeler has been a licensed Realtor in Manhattan for 14 years and earned

  • Local |Business | August 15, 2015

    Hayden employee celebrates nine years

    Hayden Orthodontics celebrates nine years with its clinical supervisor Alisha Walsh. Walsh oversees training of new assistants, maintains materials inventory, and works daily with patients. Walsh is a farm girl from northwest Kansas. She has lived and worked as a dental assistant in Manhattan for

  • Local |Business | August 15, 2015

    LongHorn, Olive Garden raises funds for Breadbasket

    LongHorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden recently hosted a Campfire Breakfast, silent auction and car wash charity event to benefit Flint Hills Breadbasket. The event raised $1,605 for the local food bank. All proceeds went towards Flint Hills Breadbasket’s mission to minimize hunger and poverty through

  • Local |Business | August 15, 2015

    Carmike officially confirms new theater

    Manhattan Town Center and Carmike on Friday officially confirmed the building of a new 13-screen movie theater in Manhattan. As The Mercury first reported in March, the facility will be built on the location of the former Sears store. Demolition is already under way on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 14, 2015

    RCPD meth bust nets 10

    Riley County Police Department officers on Thursday executed a series of search warrants that led to 10 arrests and the seizure of more than 7 pounds of methamphetamine. Police executed five search warrants in Riley County — four of them in Leonardville and one in Riley — that led

  • Local |Business | August 14, 2015

    Downtown escape room to task participants with puzzles

    Solving your way out of a room filled with puzzles may not be a common recreational activity, but it’s an opportunity that will soon be available in downtown Manhattan. Locked Manhattan, which its owners describe as “an immersive escape room adventure,” will open its

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 14, 2015

    Do police have a special tool to break vehicle windows?

    Wonder1

    Q: Summer is winding down, but the danger of children or pets left in hot vehicles hasn’t gone away. Do police carry anything to help break windows? A: Yes, police will be able to break your car window in an emergency. Riley County Police

  • Local |Business | August 14, 2015

    Pie Five nears deal with Varney’s for personal pizza in Aggieville

    Varneys.mercury

    Exit Pizza Hut, enter Pie Five. The reduction in pizza restaurants in Aggieville after Pizza Hut closed at the end of July seems temporary with the tentative arrival of Pie Five in March. The fast casual restaurant where you craft a personal pizza that gets

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 14, 2015

    Office ignores records request

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department has failed to provide The Mercury with a list of people cited for alcohol and other violations at this year’s Country Stampede, held June 24-28. As it has for many years, The Mercury requested those records at the

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