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  • Local |Education | May 18, 2014

    Rock Creek forensics team brings home awards from state championships, festival

    The Rock Creek Forensics Team ended one of its most successful years ever by bringing home the second place state trophy from Wichita on a May 3rd tournament. Three Mustang events won individual state championships. Chance Maginness won humorous solo acting, Jacy Johnston won oration,

  • Local |Education |Manhattan High School | May 18, 2014

    Bradley named to dance team

    TOPEKA — Kelsey Bradley, of Manhattan, has been named to the Washburn University Dancing Blues. The team is a group dedicated to professional, appropriate and entertaining performances that exhibit school spirit at athletic and other campus events. Bradley will be a freshman at Washburn in the

  • Local |Education | May 18, 2014

    MATC students win state competition

    Manhattan Area Technical College competed in a statewide, hand-on skills competition last month. The air conditioning competition was held on April 18 at MATC and the welding and auto collision competitions were held on April 23 in Wichita. There were over 150 different technical trade competitions that take

  • Local |Education | May 18, 2014

    Music student earns degree from Berklee

    Dalton Harts, son of Terry and Ann Harts of Manhattan, graduated magna cum laude May 10 from the Berklee College of Music, Boston, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in electronic production and design. Berklee is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world,

  • Local |Education | May 16, 2014

    Manhattan High set to graduate class of 380 on Sunday

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    The Manhattan High School class of 2014 will graduate at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Bramlage Coliseum, 1800 College Ave. Principal Greg Hoyt said about 380 students will receive their diplomas during the ceremony. Commencement is expected to last a little more than two hours, he said. No

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 16, 2014

    Area officials look to future

    Area officials received information Thursday on the progress of Manhattan Area 2035, an update to the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan, last updated in 2003, and the Manhattan Area Transportation Strategy. Clarion Associates, the project’s lead consultant, presented during a joint meeting with the city and

  • Local |Business | May 16, 2014

    Company to add 100 jobs

    A manufacturing company based in Manhattan is planning a $7 million capital investment in its local plant, which is expected to create 100 additional production jobs. Florence Manufacturing Company, a division of Gibraltar Industries, will employ more than 400 people in Manhattan after the incremental workforce expansion is

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 16, 2014

    Three named KSU distinguished professors

    Three professors at K-State have been given the university’s highest honor. Faculty members Gary Pierzynski, professor and head of the agronomy department; Sandra Stith, professor of family studies and human services; and Bhadriraju Subramanyam, professor of postharvest production in the grain science and industry

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

    Man waives hearing in manslaughter case

    What was expected to take most of the day Friday actually took about 20 minutes as a Leonardville man facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Garrett Olson, 20, confirmed his decision to Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 16, 2014

    Obesity can take a toll on pets, K-State veterinarian says

    While you’re counting calories and getting in extra exercise, you probably should be doing the same thing for your pets, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. A survey from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that about 53 percent of dogs are either

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