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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 21, 2015

    ‘Joseph’ coming to McCain this weekend

    The biblical tale of Joseph and the coat of many colors is coming to Kansas State University’s McCain Performance Series with the production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in McCain Auditorium. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 21, 2015

    K-State to observe Banned Books Week

    K-State Libraries, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society and the English department are co-sponsoring a series of events Sept. 27-Oct. 3 to recognize Banned Books Week at Kansas State University. A host of the university’s students, faculty and staff will read from notorious and

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 20, 2015

    K-State down 554 students

    Fall enrollment for Kansas State University is down for the first time since 2006, according to figures released Friday. In his seventh annual State of the University address, President Kirk Schulz praised the diversity and academic talent of this year’s student body even as enrollment

  • Local |Business | September 20, 2015

    Festival breathes life into Paxico

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    PAXICO — Up to 5,000 visitors were expected for the 12th annual Paxico Blues Festival on Saturday, which is more than a 20-fold increase over the town’s typical daytime population of about 220. Steve “Bud” Hund, owner of Paxico’s Mill Creek Antiques and the self-described “instigator”

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 20, 2015

    Tracz enjoys intensity of directing KSU band

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    Frank Tracz spends at least six hours a week at Memorial Stadium at K-State, weaving through lines of college students as they try to get a halftime show performance ready. Tracz, director of the K-State marching band, checks the marchers’ form, looks for straight lines

  • Local |Business | September 20, 2015

    Local volunteer group works to improve access to solar power

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    The 2010 BP oil spill — identified by some as the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history — pumped an estimated 4.2 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 people and more than 8,000 animals and polluting 16,000 miles of coastline. Because of the risks associated with

  • Local |Business | September 19, 2015

    CivicPlus hires four people

    Gabrielle Schuetz, account manager, has experience as an inside sales representative from GTM, where she was responsible for creating new customer accounts. In her role as an account manager, Schuetz will foster ongoing client relationships, while providing knowledgeable experience and understanding of our products and

  • Local |Business | September 19, 2015

    Local woman gets young dietitian award

    Anna Binder of Manhattan has been named the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the Kansas Dietetic Association (KDA). This award recognizes a dietitian 35 years of age or younger who demonstrates involvement at the local, state, and national levels of the Academy of Nutrition

  • Local |Business | September 19, 2015

    Medical Associates hires family physician

    Medical Associates of Manhattan hired Brian Ruggle, family medicine physician, to the medical staff. He will provide primary care services for adults and children at 1133 College Ave., Suite E-110. Ruggle received his medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 2012. He

  • Local |Business | September 19, 2015

    Pathfinder donates $3,720 to USD 383 Foundation

    The Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation received a donation of $3,720 from The Pathfinder, a locally-owned outdoor and bike shop in downtown Manhattan. The Pathfinder had Education Appreciation Month in August and pledged a portion of its monthly sales to the USD 383 Foundation. As former teachers whose

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