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  • Local |Business | April 11, 2015

    Parks and Rec staff earns certifications

    Manhattan Parks and Recreation staff has earned certifications and a statewide appointment. Tammy Galvan, administrative coord-inator/-human resources, has achieved The Senior Professional in Human Resources certification. This is for those who have mastered the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management in the United

  • Local |Business | April 11, 2015

    502 Media Groups wins four Telly Awards

    The Telly Awards has named 502 Media Group as a winner of four awards in the 35th Annual Telly. Two Telly Awards, one bronze and one silver, were given for an animated video created on behalf of the Riley County Appraiser’s Office. A Bronze Telly

  • Local |Business | April 11, 2015

    Local company buys training program

    Dale Carnegie Training’s Heartland Region Franchise has been purchased by OakRock Leadership, a Manhattan company owned and managed by Gordon Hibbard, former president of the Kansas 4-H Foundation. The franchise serves 102 Kansas counties, including the Wichita, Topeka and Manhattan markets. In addition to leading

  • Local |Business | April 11, 2015

    LiveWatch gets youth employment award

    LiveWatch Security of St. Mary’s was honored April 8 by small business organization, Small Business Majority, for their efforts to employ youth in Kansas. LiveWatch founder Chris Johnson accepted a national small business youth employer award as part of Small Business Majority’s opportunity youth

  • Local |Business | April 11, 2015

    Positive Air named quality care provider

    Positive Air, LLC of Manhattan has been named a quality respiratory care provider under a new program aimed at making sure residents cared for by home care organizations have access to respiratory care services provided by qualified respiratory therapists. The American Association for Respiratory Care

  • Local |Business | April 11, 2015

    Festival celebrates small town life

    Fun Day. No, not Sunday, as in the first day of the week or an ice cream treat.  I refer to an event called Fun Day in Courtland. For 50 years, the rural community of Courtland has put on a community Fun Day. Luke Mahin

  • Local |Education | April 10, 2015

    Speaker uses power-lifting to deliver anti-bullying message at Northview


    Powerlifter Steve Carrier likes to break things during presentations, but he would never tell students to break hearts. Carrier, a powerlifter, motivational speaker and holder of a Guinness World Record for breaking 34 baseball bats over his knee in less than a minute, told Northview Elementary

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 10, 2015

    2 small dogs rescued from burning house


    Firefighters rescued at least two small dogs from a two-story house that caught fire Friday morning while the owners were at work. With firefighters on scene, smoke rolled out of windows from the basement, first and second floors shortly before 10 a.m. at 1015 Colorado Street.

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | April 10, 2015

    County approves latest courthouse plan


    Long-discussed plans to improve security at the Riley County Courthouse are moving forward, albeit at an incremental pace. County commissioners on Thursday approved the latest plan, which includes a cost estimate of $337,900 — up from a November estimate of $235,000. Commissioners expressed some hesitation about the project’

  • Local | April 10, 2015

    1,240 people in Riley County signed up for Nextdoor so far

    The Riley County Police Department seems to have followed a national trend when it replaced its Neighborhood Watch program with Nextdoor, an online social networking site for neighbors. Of the 725 public agencies that use Nextdoor nationwide, more than 500 are associated with police departments, said Jennifer

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