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  • Local | October 12, 2014

    Star Wars-themed event encourages Jedi-like reading skills

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    “I want to do it one more time,” said Kaiser Wymer, 7, on Saturday morning. Several children uttered variations of that phrase after going through the Jedi Training Academy outside of the Manhattan Public Library. The academy was part of Star Wars Reads Day, a national

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 12, 2014

    Author of controversial prairie burn study let go

    A researcher at Konza Prairie Biological Station who published a controversial article about prairie burns has learned that his contract won’t be renewed. Gene Towne, Kansas State University biology research associate and the Konza Prairie Biological Station fire chief, wrote about a 20-year study

  • Local |Fort Riley | October 12, 2014

    1st Infantry Division Band plays role in community, on post

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    FORT RILEY — When most people think of Fort Riley and the Big Red One, images of soldiers, tanks and helicopters come to mind. People more familiar with the 1st Infantry Division will include another item to that list: its band. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jeffrey Price,

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | October 12, 2014

    Beach Museum earns award for youth visual arts program

    Programming offered by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University to get children involved in the visual arts has received a prestigious honor. The Beach Museum’s Young Curators and Young Artists programs have earned the 2014 Excellence in Programming Award from

  • Local |Education | October 12, 2014

    MATC program receives certification

    The Computer Aided Drafting Technologies Department at Manhattan Area Technical College announced that effective Oct. 3, the curriculum was certified by the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) for drafter certification. MATC is one of only two colleges in the state of Kansas to be certified by

  • Local |Business | October 12, 2014

    Sunflower Bank hires market president

    Kent Wohlgemuth has joined Sunflower Bank as the market president in Manhattan. In this capacity, Wohlgemuth will work to expand Sunflower Bank’s commercial relationships in the Manhattan and Junction City area, and oversee the market’s growth strategy for consumer and small business, mortgage

  • Local |Business | October 12, 2014

    Meadowlark Hills counselor receives advocate award

    Rita Harsch of Manhattan received the 2014 “Advocate of the Year” award on Oct. 1 for her advocacy leadership with Meadowlark Hills, a non-profit organization and continuing-care retirement community. She received this award from LeadingAge Kansas, a statewide association of 160 not-for-profit aging services providers dedicated to serving

  • Local |Business | October 12, 2014

    Xpanxion makes Inc. magazine list

    Inc. magazine ranked Xpanxion on its eighth annual Inc. 500/5000, a ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies. Xpanxion is a software services company with an office in Manhattan. “We are humbled, being recognized in Inc. Magazine’s top 5000 growing companies for the second consecutive year,”

  • Local |Business | October 12, 2014

    Manhattan physician gets state award

    Dr. Segen Smith Chase was awarded the inaugural Early Career Physician award at the annual American College of Physicians, Kansas chapter meeting on Oct. 3 in Kansas City. Chase, a Manhattan native, has practiced internal medicine for seven years at Candlewood Medical Group. She is a

  • Local |Business | October 12, 2014

    Hy-Vee honors Manhattan workers

    Each year in October, Hy-Vee leaders recognize and celebrate employees for their longevity of service in five-year increments, from five years to 45 years and beyond. The following Manhattan Hy-Vee employees were among the more than 2,500 workers recognized this month at the company’s 2014 Service Award

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