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  • Local |Business | November 16, 2014

    Grace’s Asian Fusion celebrates anniversary

    Grace’s Asian Fusion Cafe, 1319 Anderson Ave., is celebrating its one-year anniversary with three new menu items: Taiwanese dan dan noodles; curry chicken rice bowl; and roast pork with roast egg rice bowl. The speicals will be available Sunday nights, starting this Sunday, for under $10,

  • Local |Business | November 16, 2014

    Hoover Opera House hires interim director

    Joe D. Markley agreed to be the interim director for the C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City in light of Randy West’s announcement to step down to take a new position in Houston. Markley is currently a resident of Chapman and has

  • Local |Business | November 16, 2014

    Rockhill Real Estate hires Realtor

    Rockhill Real Estate Group hired Jessica Kueker as a Realtor. Kueker is a lifetime resident of Kansas and has lived in the Manhattan/Wamego area for more than 10 years.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and enjoys holding active leadership

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 16, 2014

    Disease could cost black walnut industry millions

    Several states, including Kansas, are trying to protect their borders from a little beetle that could cost the black walnut industry millions of dollars. Kansas Forest Service specialists at Kansas State University say you could be spreading the disease without knowing it. Thousand cankers disease

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 16, 2014

    Business ethics competition awards $2,750 to KSU students

    Five teams of Kansas State University students were awarded $2,750 in cash prizes as part of the recent Phillips 66 Business Ethics Case Competition, a collaboration between the university’s College of Business Administration and Phillips 66. The competition saw 22 teams made up of two to four students

  • Local |Business |Books | November 16, 2014

    Book inspires program for future entrepreneurs

    “Who Owns the Ice House?” That’s not a question one hears every day. This unusual question is the name of a book that has helped inspire the creation of an entrepreneurship program being utilized in Kansas and beyond. Jim Correll is facilitator of the

  • Local | November 14, 2014

    Snow arriving early Saturday

    Winter weather will arrive in Manhattan early Saturday morning with up to four inches of snow by noon, according the Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp. “The problem will be the wind after that,” Knapp said Friday morning. “We expect winds of 10-15 mph Saturday

  • Local |Business | November 14, 2014

    Airport director to resign in May

    Peter Van Kuren will resign as the director of Manhattan Regional Airport, effective May 15. City manager Ron Fehr announced the resignation on Friday morning. Van Kuren said his desire to relocate to the east coast to be closer to family is the reason for his

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

    Man arrested in stabbing incident

    A Manhattan man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly stabbing a 27-year-old woman in a domestic incident. Samuel Lee Dartez, 30, of 1508 Jarvis Drive Apt. B is being held in the Riley County Jail for attempted first-degree murder. His bond was set at $500,000. At approximately 11:38 a.

  • Local |Business | November 14, 2014

    Executive producer a MHS graduate

    Mike Coleman, who grew up here and graduated from Manhattan High in 1989, is the executive producer of “Foxcatcher.” Coleman came up with the idea for the movie in 2002, when he was “a single guy, just floating around” in New York City. He was not involved

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