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  • Local |Business | February 21, 2015

    Duo takes over feedlot built on WWII Army base

    “From bombs to bovines.” That sounds like an unusual transition, and it is. It describes a transformation of a former Army air base in central Kansas, which became a cattle feedlot, and is now part of one of the state’s leading cattle operations. Shane

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    Alma principal receives honor

    TOPEKA — Orville Altevogt was honored at the 14th Annual Kansas Association of Independent Religious Schools (KAIRS) Hall of Fame Banquet on Monday, Feb. 2, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. He was selected as one of six distinguished teachers of 2015. Mr. Altevogt has been a

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    Local students selected to Twin Cities Dean’s List

    MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, Minn. —  Sarah Mortenson of Manhattan was named to the 2014 fall semester Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Mortenson is a sophomore in the university’s College of Liberal Arts. To qualify for the dean’s list, a

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    Southwestern College 2014 December Graduates

    WINFIELD — Scarlett Ledford of Fort Riley and Jason Yearwood of Manhattan graduated from Southwestern College in December 2014. Ledford graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Jason Yearwood graduated with a bachelor of science degree in operations management. Southwestern College is a private institution

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    Council Grove teacher honored for lessons in patriotism

    COUNCIL GROVE — Ellen Wilson, a Council Grove Elementary School fourth grade teacher, was honored during a Kansas Day assembly last month as the state recipient of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.  Mrs. Wilson has taught her students the importance of

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    FHCS scholar’s bowl teams take first place

    Flint Hills Christian School’s Junior High Varsity and Junior Varsity Scholar Bowl teams tookfirst place at their meet on Feb. 9 at Cair Paravel in Topeka.  Captains Mary El-Aasar and Ann Hess led the teams. Both teams also took second place in their division

  • Local |Business | February 20, 2015

    Broomball offers brush of winter fun


    Every week, a group of Manhattanites meet at the ice rink at Wefald Pavilion in City Park, but not to skate. Instead, on Thursday evenings, the group plays a game called broomball, a sport similar to hockey, but without the blades and a puck. “We

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 20, 2015

    Survey details local concerns

    Affordable housing, mental health services and childcare are among the concerns of Riley County residents, according to a community needs survey. Debbie Nuss, project coordinator for Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, shared the results of the center-coordinated study Thursday during a joint meeting between the

  • Local |Business | February 20, 2015

    Council Grove girl shines in TV appearance

    Ellen girl a1.phatch

    Macey Hensley may only be 5 years old, but she probably knows more about U.S. presidents than you do — a lot more. In fact, her encyclopedic knowledge of presidential history is so impressive it recently landed her a free trip from Council Grove — population 2,114 — to

  • Local |Business | February 20, 2015

    Former resturant manager serves up Manhattan’s downtown history


    Globally, it wasn’t exactly a show-stopping day. Let’s see, Oct. 26, 1987 ... The Dow Jones average fell 156.83 points. The head of the Salvadoran Human Rights Commission was assassinated by a death squad. Oh, and Michael Jackson’s “Bad” was Billboard’s hottest song. But that

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