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  • Local |Business | February 28, 2015

    Wamego agency earns advertising award

    Wamego-based marketing agency Imagemakers, Inc. received awards for custom-built website design within the advertising industry from the American Advertising Federation of Topeka. Conducted annually, the American Advertising Awards is the largest and most representative competition for the advertising industry. Imagemakers received awards for creation of

  • Local |Business | February 28, 2015

    Trust Company hires three, promotes one

    The Trust Company, a local investment management, financial advisory and trust administration firm, has promoted one employee and hired three people. Alison Champlin has been promoted to operations administrator. Her new responsibilities include back-end client support such as billing, client account set-up, corporate accounting and

  • Local |Business | February 28, 2015

    Stewart Advisory gets new owner

    Clint Sandmann became the owner of Stewart Advisory Services, LLC on Jan. 1. Sandmann has worked in the securities industry since 2007, and holds the Certified Financial Planner designation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University in business administration.  He also received

  • Local |Business | February 28, 2015

    Pawnee Mental Health hires one

    Meghan Tuttle, LMFT has been hired by Pawnee Mental Health Services. Tuttle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences with an emphasis in psychology from Kansas State University. She has a Master of Science degree in family therapy from Friends University. She sees

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 27, 2015

    Senate approves bill extending DHS funding

    The Senate on Friday approved a short-term plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels until March 19. If the measure passes, the department would avoid a partial shutdown. Without action, DHS would begin shutting down at midnight Friday, furloughing 30,000 workers. Another 200,000 would

  • Local |Education | February 27, 2015

    Science night aims to spark imagination of Lee students


    Manhattan-Ogden third- through sixth-graders got a chance to explore science Thursday evening during a family event at Lee Elementary School. Family Science Night allowed the students and their families to come to the school and participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities, as

  • Local |Business | February 27, 2015

    Roundtable aims to bring local food to restaurants

    Offering local fare is becoming increasingly appealing for restaurants in Kansas, but sometimes it can be a challenge to connect with local producers. A roundtable discussion on Thursday at the From the Land of Kansas’ annual meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn aimed to address

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 27, 2015

    Sheriff identifies inmate who died in Pott County Jail

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff on Thursday identified the inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell on Wednesday. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said the inmate was 25-year-old Andrew J. Brown, of Wamego. Riat originally reported Brown was 24, but corrected himself in a later statement.

  • Local | February 27, 2015

    Forecast calls for 4 to 6 inches of weekend snow

    Snow is coming this weekend, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Mary Knapp, climatologist at Kansas State University, said Manhattan is on the northern edge of the snowstorm area expected to bring 4 to 6 inches of snow. This area also includes Abilene, Topeka

  • Local | February 27, 2015

    Speaker: Central Asia important to Americans

    Central Asia is not the land of “Borat,” according to an expert on the region who spoke in Manhattan Thursday. While that goofball comedy movie of a few years ago purported to show life in Kazakhstan, the part supposedly set there was actually filmed in

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