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  • Local |Education | October 18, 2014

    Four MHS Students Named National Merit Commended Students

    Manhattan High School students Trevor Bashaw, Sachin DeYoung, Reid Erdwien and Kyle Weston have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015

  • Local |Business | October 17, 2014

    Mercy: Plans in place for Ebola

    Local health officials are ramping up their preparedness protocols for handling Ebola. Jana Bowman, community relations coordinator for Mercy Regional Hospital in Manhattan, said staff members have been in constant contact with county and state health officials and are current on Centers for Disease Control

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 17, 2014

    College of Human Ecology honors six professionals for contributions

    A western Kansas catering entrepreneur, a national leader in health care for the elderly, and a product development director for Under Armour are among the professionals to be honored Oct. 24 by the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University. The six honorees were selected

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 17, 2014

    KSU team wins international competition

    Architectural engineering students at Kansas State University are proving they know what it takes to make a building more comfortable and energy efficient by winning the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system selection category at ASHRAE’s international design competition for the second year in a

  • Local |Education | October 16, 2014

    Refinancing expected to save $478,000

    The Manhattan-Ogden school district will save $478,000 in the future after the board of education unanimously approved refinancing general obligation bonds issued in 2009. A previous projection indicated refinancing would save the district $343,000. Greg Vahrenberg, the managing director of financial firm Piper Jaffray, presented the refinancing analysis

  • Local |Fort Riley | October 16, 2014

    Army, National Guard activating units here

    Two military units are being activated in the Manhattan area this week. The 1st Infantry Division reactivated an engineer unit at Fort Riley on Thursday, and the Kansas National Guard will activate a new unit in Manhattan on Sunday. The Army’s 82nd Engineer Battalion

  • Local | October 16, 2014

    KHI official calls media’s coverage of Ebola ‘mixed’

    Lecture.phatch

    Jim McLean said during the 15th-annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media Thursday morning that media coverage of the Ebola virus has been good and bad. McLean, the executive editor at the non-profit Kansas Health Institute News Service and former editor and reporter at the

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

    Date set for man charged in K-State student’s death

    Gregory Haug Jr. will be arraigned later this month on four felony charges in connection with the death of a K-State student last November. Haug, 21, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday morning before Judge William Malcolm in Riley County district Magistrate Court. In

  • Local |Business | October 16, 2014

    CVB official: Hotel occupancy rates up

    RANDOLPH — Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Karen Hibbard reported to Riley County commissioners Thursday morning on tourism numbers in the Little Apple and some of her findings told a different story than what they expected. “I had heard that we were struggling with hotel

  • Local |Education | October 16, 2014

    Staff sheds tears of joy for Ogden Elementary’s Blue Ribbon

    Some Ogden Elementary faculty and staff shed happy tears as they were recognized by the Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday for being a National Blue Ribbon School. Ogden Elementary won Blue Ribbon status for closing achievement gaps in reading and math scores on Sept. 29. “Heartiest

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