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  • Letters | February 23, 2014

    Mercury reviewer aside, ‘Philomena’ is amazing

    To the Editor: Quite the contrary of your local arts critic, I found the film “Philomena” very entertaining. And I hope his review won’t dissuade others from seeing this very engrossing, moving, often funny film, which is based on the book, “The Lost Child

  • Letters | February 23, 2014

    Thanks for support of RSVP’s Sweetheart Dance

    To the Editor: RSVP of the Flint Hills hosted the third annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance on Feb. 16. It was an amazing success. We appreciate all those who attended and hope you made lasting memories. We are grateful to our sponsors, Little Apple Toyota, Redi Systems,

  • Local |Business | February 23, 2014

    502 Media Group receives accolades from advertising organization

    There may not be a podium, but 502 Media Group is bringing home the gold. Recently, the local advertising company was recognized for the outstanding advertisements it produces for clients, bringing home 12 American Advertising Awards. The American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs, is the

  • Local |Business | February 23, 2014

    Imagemakers wins nine awards from advertising organization

    Imagemakers Inc., a full-service advertising agency serving the greater Manhattan area, was awarded nine awards for creative excellence at the local American Advertising Federation awards banquet. The custom-built website Imagemakers designed and developed for U.S. Stone was named “Best in Show” by the Federation

  • Local |Business | February 23, 2014

    Varney & Associates names new principal and senior manager

    Varney & Associates, CPAs, announces that Erin Dunlap and Lisa Johnson have been promoted to principal and senior manager, respectively. Erin graduated from Kansas State University with her bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in accountancy. After graduation, she worked for

  • Local |Business | February 23, 2014

    Hendrick to host open house after chamber ribbon-cutting

    Allure Surgical Arts and Dr. David Hendrick will be hosting an open house after the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday. The ribbon cutting will commence at 4:30 p.m. and the open house will follow immediately after from 5 to 7 p.m. Food will

  • Columns | February 23, 2014

    Obama picks incompetent ambassadors

    There has long been a battle between the White House and the State Department’s Foreign Service over ambassadorial appointments. The Foreign Service wants all ambassadors to be Foreign Service officers (FSOs), while presidents often want to reward supporters with ambassadorships. The Obama administration has

  • Gardening | February 22, 2014

    Fruit tree pruning supports healthy growth, removes disease from limbs


    Hopefully, you were able to attend some of the fruit growing seminars at the Manhattan Area Garden Show. There are two more opportunities for discussing fruit growing coming up. I will be presenting on fruit growing at Nelson’s Landing in Leonardville on Thursday, Feb. 27.

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 22, 2014

    KSU student receives $1,000 scholarship

    Kansas State University student Clarissa Corkins has been named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service.  The Nancy Larson Foundation awards scholarships to juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in elementary education

  • February 22, 2014

    Cats comeback falls short at OU, 86-73

    NORMAN, Okla. — A halftime deficit was too much for the Kansas State men’s basketball team to overcome in an 86-73 loss at Oklahoma on Saturday. The loss marked the sixth straight loss on the road for the Wildcats (18-9, 8-6 Big 12), who were out

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