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  • Local |Business | May 25, 2014

    Fun, tradition endure at Waterville’s Wooden Nickel Day

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    WATERVILLE — The city of Waterville is no doubt a remote community. Forty miles north of Manhattan on U.S. Highway 77 and hidden away in the rolling shades of the now green Flint Hills with other blink-and-you-miss-them communities, such as Blue Rapids to its east and

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 25, 2014

    KSU expert offers safe grilling tips

    A K-State food safety specialist warned consumers to be extra careful when grilling out this holiday weekend. Bryan Severns, director of food programming and services for Kansas State University Olathe, said all food, especially raw meat, has pathogens in it. “You want to make sure

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2014

    MHS Pops Choir marks 50 years of gleeful performing

    Manhattan High Schools Pops Choir turned 50 years old this year, and one of its original members — now a play and screen writer in California — was back in town. Richard Broadhurst of Sacramento, Calif., was a senior in high school when the Pops Choir was created

  • Local |Business | May 25, 2014

    MHS grad’s film wins at Cannes

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    A film whose executive producer grew up in Manhattan won a top prize at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France this weekend. “Foxcatcher” won the best director prize for Bennett Miller, who also directed “Moneyball.” The film is the brainchild of Manhattan native Mike

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 25, 2014

    Entrepreneur center names new director

    Chad Jackson is the new director of the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship at Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration. Jackson had been serving as the center’s interim director for the past year. “Chad Jackson is the perfect fit for our

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 23, 2014

    KSU names 1st ‘human capital’ VP

    K-State on Thursday announced the selection of Cheryl Johnson as the university’s first-ever vice president of human capital. The move is part of the school’s intiative to “consolidate and integrate” university-wide human resource functions and services offered through the Office of Academic Personnel,

  • Local | May 23, 2014

    Ceremony marks upgrades to park, honors its history

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    Long’s Park was dedicated in a ceremony Thursday to honor its recent makeover. Park planner Wyatt Thompson said Long’s Park is now safer and more usable. “It’s been here for a while, and it was in need of a little TLC,” he

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 23, 2014

    City names assistant manager finalists

    City officials have announced four finalists for the position of Manhattan assistant city manager. A public reception for the candidates will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the City Commission Room in City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave. Each candidate will provide a brief introductory statement

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 23, 2014

    Judge: Girls won’t testify in front of defendant

    Two of three child victims in a rape case against a Fort Riley man will be allowed to testify outside the presence of the defendant during his trial. On Thursday, Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson said that Judge David Stutzman granted the state’s motion

  • Local |Education | May 23, 2014

    Martinez named Eisenhower assistant principal

    Junction City Middle School assistant principal and athletic director Dave Martinez was named Eisenhower Middle School’s new assistant principal starting in late July. Martinez will replace Marvin Rupe, who is transferring to be an assistant principal at Manhattan High School. According to a USD 383

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