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  • Local |Business | September 20, 2015

    Festival breathes life into Paxico


    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


    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


    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

  • Local |Business | September 19, 2015

    502 Media Group launches Brand Boost

    Local advertising firm 502 Media Group recently launched Brand Boost, a competition to provide $25,000 worth of marketing services to a nonprofit. The team at 502 Media Group will have 48 hours to learn about the winning organization, develop a strategy to combat major issues, and produce solutions to

  • Local |Education | September 19, 2015

    USD 384 gets $10,000 grant to buy computers

    RANDOLPH — Blue Valley USD 384 has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education. The district will purchase scientific handheld computers and sensors to transfer data collected during experiments to students’ iPads so they can evaluate the information. “Thanks to this grant, students will

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 19, 2015

    KSU student earns $10,000 scholarship

    Emily Vaterlaus Patten, a doctoral candidate in the College of Human Ecology has received a $10,000 scholarship awarded to registered dietitians who demonstrate a commitment to the future of the profession through teaching and research. Patten, of Boise, Idaho, is one of 10 national winners selected for

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