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  • Local |Business | March 15, 2015

    Local agent recognized for customer experience

    Clay Taylor, an American Family Insurance agent in Manhattan, has been recognized by the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. The service excellence distinction was determined through an evaluation process conducted under guidelines established through the program. The process consists of a customer

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 13, 2015

    Meade fills Bramlage with familiar purple at 2A tourney

    A couple hundred Meade High fans made themselves at home on Thursday afternoon in Bramlage Coliseum. The fans’ love of purple combined with K-State’s love of purple gave the crowd a familiar feel even if their actual homes are more than four hours away.

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | March 13, 2015

    Legislators not pleased with school funding bill

    Some local legislators said they are disappointed that the Kansas House passed a “block grant” bill for school funding Friday morning. The House voted 64-57 to pass the measure, which would repeal the current school finance formulas and keep funding for Kansas schools flat for

  • Local |Business | March 13, 2015

    BRI gets jumpstart on NBAF research

    Although the remaining funding for the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF, was recently finalized, work on the federal livestock research facility has continued to move forward in recent years — including Kansas State University conducting research that will help jump-start future operations at NBAF.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 13, 2015

    Regents: Enrollment at state’s public universitites dropping

    Enrollment in Kansas Board of Regents institutions is falling as the economy improves, according to officials. Cynthia Farrier, director of data research and planing for the Regents, told board members on Wednesday enrollment dropped by 6,526 students from 2013 to 2014. The report covers the 32 community, technical and

  • Local |Business | March 13, 2015

    Workshop set ahead of pageant hosted by former Miss America

    A local pageant organization is offering a workshop to prepare prospective contestants for an upcoming competition with a celebrity host. Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011 will host the Heartland Cinderella Pageant May 22-23 at C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City. Calista Kringin, who was

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | March 13, 2015

    Students win $20,000 to launch businessess in K-State competition

    A Kansas State University competition has awarded 19 students and 16 different business ideas with $20,000 in prize money.  The K-State Launch competition gives students experience in the process of making a business proposal. The competition is organized by the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship in the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 13, 2015

    Shooting suspect taken into custody

    The suspect in a Tuesday morning shooting that killed an Ogden man turned himself in on Thursday to a law enforcement center in Georgia. Riley County police obtained on Wednesday a warrant for the arrest of Tierre Wall, 26, a resident of Fort Riley, whom they

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 12, 2015

    3 people indicted in kidnapping, death

    TOPEKA — Three people were indicted Wednesday, each on a federal charge of kidnapping and killing a Junction City woman in 2014, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Larry L. Anderson, 26, Junction City, Maryssa A. Middleton, 23, Colorado, and Drexel Woody, 24, Fort Riley, were arrested in February 2014 after

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | March 12, 2015

    Board gives final OK to mail-in election

    Voters will have their say in increasing USD 383’s taxing authority. The Manhattan-Ogden school board unanimously approved holding a mail-in ballot election, likely in early June, seeking voter approval for more taxing authority in its local option budget. Members delayed making a final decision last

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