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  • Local |Business | December 14, 2014

    WHS cheerleader performs at Macy’s parade

    Whs cheer.phatch

    Brooke Ward was one of fewer than 1,000 high school cheerleaders from around the country chosen by the National Cheerleaders Association to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which was held in New York last month. The Wamego High School cheerleading team captain, Ward

  • Local |Business | December 14, 2014

    Vision of redevelopment mostly realized as project comes to end

    As the saying goes, you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need. That has been the case for developers and officials involved in downtown Manhattan’s redevelopment project. After about a decade

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 14, 2014

    Sheriff’s office seeks owner of survey tools

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help to locate the owner of found property.  Several surveying tools were found near 10800 School Creek Road, according to a press release from Sheriff Greg Riat. The tools include a theodolite, an automatic level and a

  • Local |Business | December 14, 2014

    Mercy hires physical therapist

    Mercy Regional Health Center recently hired physical therapist Tiffany Wehemeyer.  Wehemeyer received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Kansas and went on to receive her doctorate in physical therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., and graduated earlier

  • Local |Business | December 14, 2014

    Flint Hills RV center to close Friday

    John and Stephanie Thomason will conclude operations at Flint Hills RV Center on Friday, Dec. 19. They established the company in April 1993 at 11080 Legion Drive, five miles east of Manhattan on U.S. 24. John and Stephanie will begin a new career of semi-retirement. John plans to

  • Local |Business | December 13, 2014

    Varney and Associates hires two employees

    Varney and Associates recently made two hires. Taylor Penick, CPA, joins the company as a senior accountant. Penick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Kansas State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | December 12, 2014

    Is Kohl’s coming to town?

    Wonder1

    Q: Will Kohl’s fill the Kmart vacancy? A: Kids have “Are we there yet?” on road trips. Adults in Manhattan have “Is Kohl’s coming?” whenever retail space becomes available. Usually, the answer to both questions is “Not yet.” That’s true in this

  • Local |Education | December 12, 2014

    Despite recent additions, some principals say class space is tight

    Crowdedkids.phatch

    Some Manhattan elementary schools are getting a little crowded, according to their principals. With the Manhattan-Ogden school board’s talk of a possible bond issue in coming years, some principals said their schools are already crowded, and they have rearranged classrooms to accommodate students. “Our

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 12, 2014

    Fire extinquished by water from failed pipe

    An apartment fire Thursday caused a total of $8,000 in damage and then extinguished itself. The Manhattan Fire Department responded at 3:07 p.m. at 1105 Ratone St. Apt. 11. Firefighters found smoke showing from the rear of the three-story apartment building. Firefighters entered the smoke-filled apartment and found

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 12, 2014

    Distance graduate shares passion for helping all

    Rebecca Sombatchareun, Pleasanton, describes herself as a mom, a daughter and a K-Stater with a passion for helping families. A nontraditional Kansas State University student, Sombatchareun is an example of the sandwich generation. She is completing her bachelor’s degree in family studies and human

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