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  • Local |Government & Politics | October 12, 2015

    Huelskamp to hold town hall in Leonardville

    Congressman Tim Huelskamp on Tuesday will host a town hall meeting in Leonardville. The event will be at 1:30 p.m. at Nelson’s Landing restaurant, 107 Erpelding in Leonardville. Huelskamp will take questions from constituents and hear their concerns at the event. This summer, Huelskamp said

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 12, 2015

    Students earn cash prizes in competition

    Six students took home $2,500 in cash prizes as part of the recent Edward Jones Sales Competition, a collaboration between the National Strategic Selling Institute in Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration and Edward Jones. The competition saw students putting their selling skills to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | October 12, 2015

    Traffic crash injures Manhattan man

    A Manhattan man was injured in a one-vehicle crash Saturday evening in Mitchell County. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Jacob A. Campbell, 25, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on U.S. Highway 24 near mile marker 201 when he swerved for unknown reasons

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | October 11, 2015

    Mired in delays and lawsuits, is Fort Riley’s new hospital finally nearing its completion?

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    In 2008, Fort Riley received some unexpected good news. After years of lobbying to replace the Army’s oldest hospital, Congress slipped money for a new facility into a bill that financed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Finally, funding was in place to bring Fort

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 11, 2015

    K-State launches $1 billion campaign

    Kansas State University has launched the public portion of a billion-dollar fundraising initiative, the most ambitious in the school’s history. Hundreds of people gathered Friday evening for an Innovation and Inspiration campaign kickoff event that featured performances from students and faculty members, followed by

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | October 11, 2015

    Three-fourths of city’s eco devo funds went to companies still in operation

    About three-quarters of the city’s economic development money has gone to companies still in operation or coming to Manhattan. The Manhattan City Commission has approved giving 30 companies about $29.37 million in economic development funding from 1995 to the present. Of that, $22.4 million, or 76.2 percent, has gone

  • Local |Business | October 10, 2015

    Quantum Health and Wellness opens

    Quantum Health and Wellness Center recently opened at 227 Blue Earth Place, suite 209. It provides comprehensive healthcare integrating bio-identical hormones with nutrition, exercise, weight loss and float therapy to de-stress, improve sleep and detox and also to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Office hours for Quantum Health

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 10, 2015

    K-State veterinary technician discovers parasite in maned wolf at Sunset Zoo

    A tapeworm parasite more typically found in domestic dogs and cats has been discovered in a maned wolf from Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo. The discovery, thought to be the only known incidence of the parasite in a maned wolf, was made not by a faculty

  • Local |Business | October 10, 2015

    Charting the western cattle trail system for future generations

    A National Park Service researcher is calling. He is working on a feasibility study which is considering the addition of the Western Cattle Trail to the National Park System. The person he is calling is a western author located in rural Kansas. Last week we

  • Local |Business | October 09, 2015

    Hundreds stroll Poyntz Avenue to raise $10,000 for Homecare and Hospice

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    It’s more pleasant to promenade when the weather is accommodating. Christina Nolte, director of development for Homecare and Hospice, said Thursday’s sunshine brought a return to the traditional weather of Promenade on Poyntz after last year’s storm. “This is more typical,” she

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