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  • Local |Business |Neighbors | February 23, 2015

    Builders association head strives for integrity in construction, life


    Many creative people attach some sort of signature or symbol to their work to let people know it’s theirs. Brad Hartenstein, executive officer of the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, has his own calling card. It’s just a bit harder to find. “In

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 23, 2015

    Transmission line to follow existing route

    Westar Energy last week filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission, designating its “preferred route” for construction of a new transmission line from Jeffrey Energy Center to its east Manhattan substation. In general, the “preferred route” for the new 345-kilovolt line runs near the

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 23, 2015

    Eco-devo money focus of Tuesday work session

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will examine the city’s use of economic development funds. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Voters passed this current half-cent sales tax initiative for economic development funds in 2012. Of the anticipated $30 million over the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | February 23, 2015

    1 dead in Geary County rollover

    A single-vehicle rollover accident Sunday morning in Geary County left one person dead when the driver of a car failed to stop at a dead end and drove off the road. Ronald E. Stump Jr., 35, Belleville, was driving a 2015 Chevy Malibu southbound in the 7000 block

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 22, 2015

    Lawmakers discuss state’s finances

    Area legislators voiced their concerns Saturday regarding education funding after Gov. Sam Brownback announced cuts to school spending. Rep. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan, Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, and Rep. Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan spoke Saturday during a legislative coffee hosted by the Manhattan

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 22, 2015

    K-State Drag Show offers up costumes, laughs


    If there’s one thing a drag show has, it’s a lot of costume changes. Victoria Fox used one of her performances to show off a Storm costume in a re-imagining of the X-Men member as a pop star. “This is a family show,”

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 22, 2015

    Trial set for Belvue man accused of killing uncle

    WESTMORELAND — A Belvue man charged with first-degree murder was found competent to stand trial on Thursday, but may receive further psychological evaluation. A preliminary hearing for Christopher Michael Arand was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on March 6, at which time he will enter pleas to charges

  • Local |Business | February 22, 2015

    Chamber honors Yunk, Knackendoffel

    A former Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce chairman was named the organization’s Citizen of the Year Friday night. Dan Yunk, a former superintendent for Manhattan-Ogden schools and Kansas Farm Bureau CEO and executive director, received the Lud Fiser Citizen of the Year, at the

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 22, 2015

    National award honors K-State’s contributions to military education

    Kansas State University is receiving the Council of College and Military Educators Institution Award for its comprehensive approach to serving military students. The university is the 2015 recipient of the award, which recognizes a higher education institution that has significantly contributed to the cause of military

  • Local |Business | February 21, 2015

    CivicPlus hires four people

    CivicPlus hired four people to join the company. Collin Williamson is a content developer in professional services. He will edit and communicate across all mediums for clients’ sites that are developed . Williamson worked previously as a freelance photographer and designer since 2008. He was also a

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