The car was damaged in Texas. The repair is being done in a body shop in Kansas. That is one example of the work of an entrepreneurial auto body specialist who chooses to live in rural Kansas. John Gean is founder and owner of Protown
A pilot program in Manhattan designed to train workers for area manufacturing jobs is starting up later this month. The Kansas Department of Commerce, Caterpillar Work Tools Inc. and Manhattan Area Technical College will provide short term training through the Workforce AID (Aligned with Industry
John Dempster, a Kansas State University senior in accounting and economics from Manhattan, placed second in the 2015 Capsim Foundation Business Simulation Challenge, an international competition that featured 788 students from business schools in 34 countries. The competition used Capsim Management Simulation software to test students’ ability to
Emily Gassmann has been hired at Avalon Hair and Nail Salon as a nail technician. Gassmann, 19, grew up in Manhattan and worked in the family business at Wildcat Pet Resort for almost 10 years. She graduated high school in 2013, and attended K-State for a year under
ERA High Pointe Realty recently acquired ownership of ERA The Conderman Group. The new ownership team consists of Andy Carson, Ricci Dillon, Katie Wolf and Jean Bigbee Hill. ERA High Pointe Realty has 16 licensed Realtors. The company is at 1430 Poyntz Ave.
Yoga instructor Laura Rose joined the Body First Wellness and Recreation Center staff on April 15. Rose completed the YogaWorks 200-hour Foundational Teacher Training in January. Alexandria Crow led the training sessions at Orange Sky Yoga in Manhattan. Her training included yoga theory and practice of
Manhattan city manager Ron Fehr on Thursday lobbied the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board for help covering a $500,000 shortfall because of delinquent property taxes. Fehr asked the law board to approve using a portion of RCPD’s $668,000 emergency reserve fund to help cover the
The Kansas Sampler Festival began as a book signing. Marci Penner and her father, Mil, had just published “Kansas Weekend Guide” and hosted about 1,000 people on their family farm near Inman in 1990. Last year, more than 11,000 people filled Wamego’s City Park for the festival’
A military expert says Russia has demonstrated a willingness to use nuclear weapons and also “hasn’t finished the job” in its invasion of Ukraine. Roger N. McDermott, a senior international fellow in the foreign military studies office at Fort Leavenworth, said in a presentation
USD 383’s contingency reserve fund has declined by more than $1 million since 2010. The fund, designed for emergencies and unforeseen circumstances, is down $1,272,348 since that time and now sits at $1,339,635 after the school district transferred $250,000 from it this year into its general operating budget. The year 2010
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