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  • Local |Business | September 29, 2014

    Horse power on display at Old Settlers Day

    ALTA VISTA — Horse power is far from dead and gone, say some area farmers. They were on hand to give historical demonstrations at Saturday’s Old Settlers Day at Alta Vista, but they said rising fuel costs and other overhead sometimes require them to hitch

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 28, 2014

    WWII pilot takes to skies to fly one plane, skydive from another

    Landing.phatch

    Case Bonebrake started flying when he was 21 for the U.S. Army Air Corp. But that was in 1942, when he enlisted in the military for World War II. Bonebrake, a retired mechanical engineer and Kansas State University alumnus who lives in Manhattan, turned 93 earlier this

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | September 28, 2014

    Expert looks at ISIS

    Millions of Americans got a shock this week when President Barack Obama announced that he had ordered air strikes directed at targets in Syria. The goal was to destroy a few specific individuals and structures around the city of Raqqa, Syrian stronghold for the group

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 28, 2014

    Schulz: 2013-14 was good for KSU

    Kansas State University reached record enrollment this year, its largest grant and its highest amount of fundraising. K-State President Kirk Schulz delivered the State of the University address on Friday, listing the happenings of the 2013-14 school year and the institution’s accomplishments to this

  • Local |Business | September 28, 2014

    The kindness of a wicked witch

    Oz2.phatch

    WAMEGO — Paul Miles Schneider first encountered the Wicked Witch of the West at the Lincoln Center in New York City in 1970. But the 7-year-old boy from Lawrence wasn’t the target of one of the witch’s evil schemes. He was the private guest in

  • Local |Business | September 28, 2014

    Rockhill Real Estate opens in Manhattan

    Rockhill Real Estate Group has entered the Manhattan real estate industry. Led by established real estate agents Casie Eichman-Hartwich, Brooke Norman-Tapp and Trish Beggs, the company provides more than 30 years of combined experience with more than $32 million in sales. Rockhill is managed by broker Eichman-Hartwich,

  • Local |Business | September 28, 2014

    JNT Company hires account director

    Shanna Goodman is joining JNT Company, an interactive web and marketing agency, as account director. Goodman will have oversight of brand strategy and account direction for a variety of interactive products and services. Her background includes a bachelor’s degree in human behavior, a master’

  • Local |Business | September 28, 2014

    KSU Foundation hires four people

    The Kansas State University Foundation hired John Angelos as director of construction. He will oversee construction projects for the foundation in support of Kansas State. Angelos has more than 20 years of experience in construction, and more than $1.4 billion of work, including projects as large as $300

  • Local |Business | September 28, 2014

    RCPD officer to retire Oct. 1

    Police Officer Rodney Cook has announced his retirement from the Riley County Police Department. Cook began his career with the department in March 1987 as a police officer. He will retire effective Oct. 1, 2014, after 27 years of service. Cook has served the Riley County Police Department and

  • Local |Business | September 28, 2014

    Varney and Associates hires senior manager

    Varney and Associates, CPAs, hired Julie Spiegel, CPA, as a senior manager. Spiegel joined the firm in September after a long tenure at a Manhattan-based agriculture lending company that provided tax and financial accounting services to its farm and ranch customers. She holds a Bachelor

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