• Two RCPD police officers to retire

    Two police officers will retire from the Riley County Police Department, effective Wednesday. Police Officer Kevin Baker began his career with the department in May 1989 as a police officer. He will retire after 26 years of service. A retirement reception will .

  • Chamber promotes three, hires one

    Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce promoted three employees and hired a communications director. Kim Dahlsten was advanced to vice president of membership. She has been with the chamber for eight years after 12 years in the banking industry. As vice president, .

  • Charlson and Wilson hires attorney

    Chris Bailey, an attorney in private practice for the last two years and a 20-year veteran of the Kansas Department for Children and Families, has joined Charlson and Wilson Bonded Abstracters. An attorney, Bailey, a 1993 graduate of the University Of .

  • Olsson Associates hires two men

    Olsson Associates hires two men to join its land development practice. Ryan Yenni has joined Olsson Associates in the firm’s Manhattan office. Yenni, an assistant engineer, is a member of Olsson’s land development practice. He earned a Bachelor .

  • Local family physician joins state board

    Debra Doubek of Manhattan is a member of the 2015-16 Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. Members of the academy elected officers and leaders, and recognized award winners during its annual meeting from June 11-13 in Wichita. Doubek .

  • Kansas oil business passed down through generations

    The fleet of oil company service trucks is being converted, to operate not on gasoline, but on propane. The conversion of those vehicles from gas to propane fuel was completed by an innovative, diversifying company in rural southeast Kansas. Natalie .

  • Catholic Church in Ireland adapts to new reality

    On May 23, Ireland became the first country to legalize gay marriage by popular vote when the Irish supported a constitutional amendment to allow same-sex couples to marry.  This was a shock to many people in and out of Ireland.&.

  • Two Manhattan students awarded military scholarship

    Megan Ochoa and Katherine Dixon, both of Manhattan were the recipients of $2,000 college scholarship awarded at Fort Riley as a part of the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Approximately 4,000 students applied for the scholarships at commissary locations worldwide. Ochoa is .

  • Manhattan native graduates from Hofstra University

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. —Germaine Bell of Manhattan graduated from Hofstra University in May , earning a Master of Business Administration in strategic business management.  Hofstra University is a nationally ranked private university 25 miles from New York City. The school’s .

  • Dealing with common grassy weeds Greggeyestone1

    A country lawn is liable to have more weeds than a city lawn. The odds are greater to have weeds with more area to manage. In my case, some of the area is left to nature to manage. Smooth brome .

  • Kansas court rules against part of school finance law

    USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden school district officials are working to interpret a court decision that declares the block grant school finance plan unconstitutional. A three-judge panel in Shawnee District Court ruled on Friday the block grant bill is neither equitable nor adequate. .

  • Thomas Rhett fuels party at Country Stampede

    “This is for the campers,” declared Thomas Rhett, acknowledging the fans who give Country Stampede its rambunctious reputation. “Four days in the heat, sweat, Bud Light, sweat and country music,” Rhett continued, before playing “Parking Lot Party,” a song about .


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