The Head Start classroom in Wamego will not be opening for the school year after the Northeast Kansas Community Action Program Inc., announced a decision to close it last week. Along with the Wamego location, NEK-CAP Inc., will be closing the Head Start centers in
David McNeal has had a few chapters in his life. He spent four years in the Marine Corps, where he learned Vietnamese and deployed to Vietnam as an infantryman executing search-and-destroy missions. He later transferred to the Army, where he rose to the rank of
An apartment building at the University Crossing complex, 2215 College Ave., suffered about $5,000 damage after a kitchen fire Saturday evening. According to a report from the Manhattan Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the three-story building after a structure fire was reported at 5:26 p.m. Emergency
Former tea party-backed candidate Dr. Milton Wolf confronted Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran at a town hall meeting Monday in Wamego over the state medical board’s past investigation of Wolf’s license as Wolf was running for office. Wolf declined to say Monday whether he
Riley County commissioners on Monday reviewed the year-to-date budget and expenditure reports for 2015. At 58 percent of the way through the 2015 year, county clerk Rich Vargo told commissioners, “Everything looks good at this point.” Departments that have spent significantly more than the 58 percent mark at this
Jeff Malousek of Wahoo, Nebraska, has been waiting about six hours for this moment. Clad in safety gear and a helmet, he sits behind the wheel of a heavily-modified Dodge Ram pickup truck. Hitched to the back is a trailer — “sled” is the proper term —
A partnership between the city of Manhattan and Kansas State University is again receiving national attention for its efforts to spur economic development by helping innovative companies start or relocate a business in the community. The Knowledge Based Economic Development, or KBED, program has been
The streak continues. The Kansas State University Robotics Design Team is the winner of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ annual student robotics design competition for the ninth year in a row. And the winning doesn’t stop at the top this year.
Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo announced two staff promotions on Thursday. Ella Casey is now assistant zoo director and Kirk Nemechek was named curator of animal care. Casey served as the zoo’s marketing and development officer for the last four years. In her new capacity,
The K-State college experience now includes living in the No. 1 college town in the country, according to a recent Livability.com study. The study said the Little Apple “delivers a crisp slice of life to college students and residents.” The study cites Manhattan’s “dynamic
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