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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 26, 2015

    Alta Vista man killed in two-vehicle crash

    An Alta Vista man was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash that also injured two other people. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Robert D. Ziegenhirt, 66, died after being transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Ziegenhirt was the passenger in a 2002

  • Local |Business | October 25, 2015

    Apartment vacancy rate falls for 2nd straight year

    Manhattan’s apartment occupancy rate dropped for the second straight year in 2015 – and just as that information was beginning to sink in, another piece of news hit local developers. The region’s apartment owners and managers recently learned that an Arkansas-based company intends to complete

  • Local | October 25, 2015

    MHS band hones halftime performance at KSU festival


    During an afternoon of hard work and intent focus, members of the Manhattan High School marching band hadn’t forgotten how to have a little fun.  The band was one of 43 participating in the 29th annual Central States Marching Festival at K-State on Saturday.  In

  • Local |Business | October 25, 2015

    New owner working to fill empty space at Plaza West

    Plaza West Shopping Center’s new owner has some space to fill. Lane4 Property Group, based in Kansas City, Missouri, purchased the property from S&S Development of Manhattan last month. Lane4 has begun advertising that space is available. S&S Development said

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 25, 2015

    Louisville man in custody after Thursday foot chase

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s department arrested a Louisville man after a brief foot chase on Thursday. James Wilson, 43, ran away in the area of Elm Slough Road in rural Wamego as sheriff’s Lt. Chris Schmidt attempted to serve a warrant shortly before 10 a.

  • Local |Business | October 24, 2015

    Side landscaping business blossoms into retail store

    What do you see when you scan the landscape? It could be a virtual scan, or it might be actual trees, grass, woody plants and flowers. Michael Daniel is the owner of Brooks Landscape LLC and its retail store, Brookscape Gardens. Michael was born into

  • Local |Education | October 24, 2015

    Rock Creek softball gets academic honor

    The 2015 Rock Creek High School softball team was successful on the field and in the classroom. The softball team, which finished second in the 4A Division II state tournament, ranked fourth nationally in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Academic Team rankings with a 3.81 grade point

  • Local |Education | October 24, 2015

    KU to honor area high school students

    The University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment will honor students from local high schools for their academic achievements. The students will be recognized and named Kansas Honors Scholars at a dinner and program 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Four Points by Sheraton, 530 Richards

  • Local |Business | October 24, 2015

    CivicPlus hires 5 new people

    CivicPlus recently hired five people. Dalton Piecukonis, business development specialist, graduated from Emporia State University with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing in December 2014. In his new role, he will reach out to prospect and assisting the sales team in moving them through the

  • Local |Business | October 24, 2015

    BBN Architects hires budget director

    BBN Architects Inc. hired Carl Riblett as the new director of quality assurance and construction budgeting. For many years, he offered cost estimating consulting services to the firm and will now be a full-time director. Riblett works closely with the design team, from schematic design

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