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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 16, 2014

    Court denies retrial; affirms sentence

    The Kansas Court of Appeals affirmed Friday two area cases involving rape and domestic violence. The court affirmed a 2012 Riley County District Court decision on a rape case. Judge David Stutzman sentenced John Goodpasture Jr. to two consecutive life sentences in prison after being convicted 21

  • Local |Business | November 16, 2014

    Aggieville shop feeds late-night snackers from popular food truck

    Varsity title.phatch

    While most people enjoy their donuts with a hot cup of coffee in the morning, the donut making begins well before most alarm clocks ring. Varsity Donuts begins crafting these treats when the sun goes down. The donuts are mixed, fried and decorated almost all

  • Local |Business | November 16, 2014

    CivicPlus hires four employees

    CivicPlus has hired four employees. Caitlyn Palmer is a business development associate on the marketing team. Palmer has worked at Emire, Inc. in the marketing department. She attended K-State, working for a Bachelor of Science from 2010 to 2013. She is expected to make the initial conversation

  • Local |Business | November 16, 2014

    Weary Davis law firm hires attorney

    Tad B. Ruliffson has joined Weary Davis, L.C. law firm as an associate attorney at its Manhattan office. Ruliffson grew up in Hays and attended Kansas State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1997. Before attending law school, Ruliffson spent four years

  • 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

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