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  • Local |Business | March 07, 2015

    McCullough promotes HUD employee

    McCullough Development, Inc., promoted Sharon Burnett to director of Housing and Urban Development operations. Burnett began her employment with MDI in 1987 in an administrative capacity for MDI’s HUD properties, which are leased to individuals 62 years and older and/or who are mobility impaired. MDI

  • Local |Business | March 07, 2015

    Manhattan architect elected as state chapter president

    Tim Clark, an architect in Manhattan, has been elected president of the Kansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Clark will be one of the state association leaders presiding over “KanStruct 2015,” the first joint conference of construction industry professionals in Kansas. A native of

  • Local |Business | March 07, 2015

    Howe Landscape gets new owners, name change

    Howe Landscape, Inc. was recently purchased by its three current managers — Cory LeMay, Todd Lagerman and Ryan Lynch. The company is changing its name to PrairieStone, Inc., this month.  LeMay has more than 25 years of experience in the landscape design industry and will serve

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 07, 2015

    Car chase spans 2 counties, driver abandons vehicle

    Officials are still searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle that officers from the Wamego and St. Marys police departments chased on Friday. The chase spanned Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties. The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office was alerted the chase was about to enter

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | March 06, 2015

    NBAF construction to begin in May

    May will likely mark the start of building the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF. Congress on Tuesday passed a bill that included the remaining $300 million to complete the $1.25 billion animal disease research laboratory. Construction on the lab’s central utility plant has been

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | March 06, 2015

    New floodplain map takes effect March 16

    If you live near a body of water, circle March 16 on your calendar. That’s when the area’s new floodplain maps officially take effect – and therefore it’s the date homeowners with mortgages in high-risk areas will need valid flood insurance. Some of the

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | March 06, 2015

    Where is it legal to drink in Manhattan?


    Q: Where can I drink in Manhattan? A: Everyone knows the answer to that: Aggieville. Kidding — sort of. Of course, there are lots of great bars in Manhattan, both in Aggieville and out. But you’re not asking about which watering hole is best. You’

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | March 06, 2015

    Senator says budget move steals from KSU

    TOPEKA — A proposed budget for Kansas’ higher education system approved by a state Senate committee Thursday would shift money away from Kansas State University and the main University of Kansas campus to other schools. “It’s stealing from the pot supporting K-State and KU,” said

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 06, 2015

    KSU renames computer network iSIS to KSIS

    Kansas State University’s is renaming its electronic student information system to avoid using an acronym of a terrorist group. KSIS, or the K-State Student Information System, is the new official name for the university’s system that was previously named iSIS. Other universities who

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 06, 2015

    Judge denies evidence requests, grants new trial date

    A judge on Thursday denied a defense attorney’s request to suppress evidence gathered during a search of his client’s cell phone. State prosecutors believe the text messages recovered from the phone could link the defendant to two area murders. Anthony Nichols, 35, of Kansas

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