Thursday, September 3, 2015


  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 30, 2015

    Man who killed 2 in DUI case returning to court

    A Riley County District Court case could change what information Kansas judges use when handing down criminal sentences. How much weight a judge gives to a criminal’s positive characteristics during sentencing is the central question of a local criminal case set to conclude Monday.

  • Local |Business | August 30, 2015

    Festival pairs wine, food to benefit Homecare and Hospice


    The wines may have come from California, but they owe their flavors to Kansas farming traditions. Friday evening’s portion of the 16th annual Flint Hills Festival of Wines, a fundraiser benefiting Homecare and Hospice of Manhattan, included a five-course dinner with wine pairings from

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 30, 2015

    Court overturns Riley County drug conviction

    The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday overturned a woman’s felony conviction for possession of marijuana because the Riley County District Court did not adequately inform her of her right to a jury trial. Aliyah Stephens was originally convicted after a 2011 traffic stop in

  • August 30, 2015

    Flint Hills Builders gets national awards

    Brad Hartenstein, Flint Hills Area Builders Association executive officer, was recognized in Pittsburgh recently as a finalist for the National Association of Home Builders — Membership Cup Award. Selection criteria included: • Achieving the purpose and goal of the annual membership plan • Integration of the plan into

  • August 30, 2015

    Moderns Ag hires general manager

    Moderns Ag, Inc., a precision farming dealer based in Wamego, hired Nick Martin as general manager. As general manager, Martin is responsible for the day-to-day operations and planning. He received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture technology management from Kansas State University and spent more

  • August 30, 2015

    New Boston to host marketing academy

    New Boston Creative Group, a marketing communications firm in Manhattan, announced its Digital Marketing Academy to help businesses and nonprofits learn to use online tools to grow. The academy consists of seminars, hands-on workshops, and one-on-one and small-group coaching partnerships. New Boston team members teach

  • August 30, 2015

    Randolph woman to become angus convention delegate

    Lori Fink of Randolph has been elected as a delegate to the 132nd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 5 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park. Fink, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri,

  • August 30, 2015

    Unitarian Universalist hires new pastor

    Rev. Jonalu Johnstone began her service to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan on Sunday, Aug. 23. Previously, she served the First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City for 13 years as program minister, focused primarily on small group ministry and adult religious education. Prior to that, she

  • Local |Business | August 30, 2015

    Harry’s owners look back on 25th anniversary of opening

    When Julie Haynes opened Harry’s Uptown Supper Club in 1990, people told her she couldn’t be successful selling plates over $10. Fast forward 25 years and three ownership groups, and the restaurant — now simply called Harry’s — is one the most recognizable in Manhattan. It’s

  • Off The Beat | August 30, 2015

    Searching for sitting

    I’ve been thinking a lot about furniture lately. Couches, to be exact. I never realized how much I took them for granted until I lived without one for a little over two months. Thankfully, that changed for the better last week. At least 90 percent

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