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  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | November 23, 2014

    For K-State football, the 12th man is a crew of 1,000 workers

    At the corner of Kimball and College avenues is a coliseum epic in size, appearance and spectacle. Each fall 50,000 fans arrive for home football games to watch the gladiators in purple and white battle it out for four quarters of play. The heroes on the

  • Local |Business | November 23, 2014

    Bruce McMillan Architects additions, achievements

    Bruce McMillan AIA Architects, P.A. announced additions and achievements of its professional staff members. Dana Williamson, a 2014 graduate in architecture from the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University, joined the firm as an intern. Also a graduate of Bethel College

  • 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

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