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  • Local |Business | November 23, 2014

    City recreation supervisor earns national certification

    Chris Nelson, city recreation supervisor, recently became a Certified Park and Recreation Professional by the National Certification Board and the National Recreation and Park Association. Nelson has been with Manhattan Parks and Recreation for seven years and coordinates youth sports. The certification is granted to

  • Local |Business | November 23, 2014

    Hayden Orthodontics employee celebrates one-year anniversary

    Hayden Orthodontics is celebrating chairside assistant Sara Harrison’s one-year anniversary with the office. Harrison has more than 20 years of experience as an orthodontic assistant. She grew up in the Midwest, and said she’s happy the Army brought her back close to home. Harrison

  • Local |Business | November 23, 2014

    CivicPlus hires regional sales manager

    CivicPlus hired Jacob Bertram as a regional sales manager for its sales team. Bertram had been with the Verizon Company since 2008. As a regional sales manager, he will be responsible for selling web-based communication and community engagement software to local governments within his region, and

  • Local |Business | November 23, 2014

    K-State Union hires human resources director

    The K-State Student Union hired Cindy Diederich to be its director of human resources. Diederich, a Kansas native, grew up in Manhattan and graduated from Kansas State University. She has 19 years of non-profit experience with eight years of experience specific to human resource management. As

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 21, 2014

    New 911 system to cost $423,000

    Riley County will have a new 911 system by year’s end, after commissioners approved an emergency upgrade at a Thursday meeting. The commission, based off guidance from Emergency Management Director Pat Collins, decided to go with Topeka Mobile Comm/Commenco, which quoted a system upgrade

  • Local |Education | November 21, 2014

    MHS coping with English teacher’s death

    Grief counseling is available for Manhattan High School students and staff after the death of English teacher Jane Kenyon Thursday. “She loved kids and loved her job and loved her colleagues,” MHS Principal Greg Hoyt said Friday morning. Kenyon, 63, was a language arts teacher and

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 21, 2014

    Residents, leaders support comprehensive plan draft

    Residents and area commissioners supported the drafts and maps of the area’s 20-year comprehensive plan during meetings on Wednesday and Thursday. The City of Manhattan, and Riley and Pottawatomie counties are partners in Manhattan Area 2035, the plan to update the area’s comprehensive and

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2014

    Zoo’s last remaining cheetah euthanized after illness

    Sunset zoo cheetah.phatch

    Sunset Zoo is searching to fill an empty exhibit after the death of its last cheetah. Jalani, a 13-year-old male cheetah at the zoo, was euthanized by veterinary staff Thursday. The animal’s health had been declining since the discovery of a cancerous mass near

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2014

    Live greyhounds greet visitors at museum

    ABILENE — Kathy Lounsbury wears several hats as an employee of the Greyhound Hall of Fame in Abilene: museum curator, Hall of Fame manager, gift shop operator and kennel master. As kennel master, Lounsbury cares for two of the most important exhibits in the museum, Gary

  • Local |Education | November 20, 2014

    Parents join students for Thanksgiving meal at Amanda Arnold


    Amanda Arnold Elementary School principal Larry Liotta said a family atmosphere is something for which he and his fellow educators strive. That atmosphere was evident Wednesday during the school’s annual Thanksgiving lunch, where the cafeteria was bustling with students and their parents. Many other

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