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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 01, 2015

    At preliminary hearing, witness details stabbing


    The only eyewitness to a November stabbing testified at a preliminary hearing on Friday in Riley County District Court that she saw Samuel Lee Dartez II attack Stephanie Holden in a “reckless rage”. Dartez, 30, faces one charge of attempted premeditated first degree murder in the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 01, 2015

    Occupants safe after fire causes $53,000 in damage

    A Friday night fire caused an estimated $53,000 in damage to a Manhattan home. The Manhattan Fire Department responded at 8:30 p.m. Friday to 801 Pottawatomie Ave. for a report of a structure fire, according to a press release. Crews found a one-story, single-family residential building with

  • Local |Business | February 01, 2015

    Report shows area home sales up in 2014

    The Little Apple continues to get bigger — at least according to 2014 sales figures released by the Manhattan Association of Realtors. New home sales led an overall upward trend in the real estate market. Sales through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for the year increased 5.9 percent

  • Local |Business | February 01, 2015

    Manhattan, other parts of Midwest seeing rapid growth in tech industries

    Technology workers may soon overtake wheat as the largest product of Kansas farms. Manhattan is one of the big names in the burgeoning “Silicon Prairie” phenomenon, which refers to the rapid increase in technology companies in the Midwest. The influx is attributable to several factors,

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 01, 2015

    K-State student named Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar

    Kansas State University student Jessica Leichter was named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service. The Nancy Larson Foundation supports students majoring in elementary education across the country by awarding scholarships to deserving

  • Local |Education | February 01, 2015

    MHS student to travel to Washington, D.C. for conference

    Madeline Marshall, a student at Manhattan High School was selected to represent Manhattan as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2015 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Marshall joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study

  • Local |Education | February 01, 2015

    Benedictine College names local honor roll students

    ATCHINSON — Benedictine College recognized students who have distinguished themselves academically during the fall semester. Madison Bowser and Danyel Rakowitz of Wamego were named to the dean’s list. To achieve the honor, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and a grade point

  • Local |Education | February 01, 2015

    UNL names area dean’s list, honor roll students

    LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced its deans’ list/honor roll for the fall semester of the 2014-15 academic year. Those named included the following area students: Manhattan: Anna Rae Murphy , dean’s list, senior, music major;  Gianna Marie Peabody , dean’s

  • Local |Education | February 01, 2015

    FHCS hosts scholar’s bowl tournament

    Hayden High School in Topeka took home top honors in the Flint Hills Christian School Varsity Invitational Scholar’s Bowl meet last week. They defeated Wamego High in the championship match.  St. John’s Catholic School in Beloit finished third and Flint Hills Christian

  • Local |Education | February 01, 2015

    Ottawa University announces dean’s list, honor roll

    OTTAWA — Ottawa University announced that Jenna Stigge of Manhattan, Janelle Bailey of Riley and Caleb Krueger of Wakefield made the university’s deans list for the fall 2014 semester. To qualify,  students must be degree-seeking, have earned a minimum of 24 hours over the preceding two

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