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  • Local |Education | May 10, 2015

    Manhattan, Wamego students make all-star academic list

    Two area students made it in the Topeka Capital-Journal’s 2015 All-State Academic Team last week. They were Sachin DeYoung of Manhattan High School and Matthew Scherer of Wamego High School. DeYoung is the son of Anemarie DeYoung and Bharat Ratra. He interned for two years

  • Local |Education |Business | May 10, 2015

    Bank donates nearly $7,000 to Manhattan area schools

    Wrapping up the 14th year of the ABC Program, Sunflower Bank donated $6,957 to schools and students in the Manhattan area. Since the ABC Program’s inception in 2001 the bank has donated $82,006 for the area. During the course of the ABC Program, schools and students can

  • Local |Education | May 09, 2015

    Flint Hills Christian School to hold graduation ceremony for 5 students

    Flint Hills Christian School will host their commencement exercises 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at 3905 Green Valley Road in the school’s gym. Five seniors will graduate. They are Hannah Doolittle, salutatorian Christy Love, valedictorian Derek Pockrandt, Chaustin Root and Katelyn Warren. Together the students were

  • Local |Business | May 09, 2015

    Body First hires personal trainer

    Kimmie Beneke, personal trainer and group fitness instructor, joined the Body First Wellness and Recreation Center on April 20. Beneke is an American Council of Exercise (ACE) Certified personal trainer.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training and kinesiology from McPherson College.

  • Local |Business | May 09, 2015

    Sink, Gordon and Associates hires two interns

    Sink, Gordon and Associates LLP has selected Lindsey Smith and Andrea Tangeman for its two income tax internships. Lindsey M. Smith is a May 2011 graduate of Axtell High School and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kansas State University in December.

  • Local | May 09, 2015

    Humboldt community members work to revitalize area

    “Here’s your mail.”  It is always good to check the mailbox and receive personal mail. Today we’ll learn about a remarkable rural town that has people working together to improve the community. They are also working to attract and retain youth in

  • Local |Business | May 08, 2015

    KSU professor named dietitian of the year

    Kevin Sauer of Manhattan has been named the Distinguished Dietitian of the Year by the Kansas Dietetic Association (KDA). This is the top award given by KDA, and it recognized a dietitian who demonstrates significant involvement at the local, state and national levels of the

  • Local | May 08, 2015

    Rising waters expected at Tuttle

    Areas of Tuttle Creek State Park will flood by early next week due to large amounts of rainfall in southeastern Nebraska earlier this week, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official. Storm waters from the rivers flowing into Tuttle Creek Lake will

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 08, 2015

    Researcher questions officials in hearing

    A terminated Kansas State University research assistant questioned more witnesses in his grievance hearing Friday. Joseph Craine, a former K-State researcher in the biology department, was terminated in October after he emailed the editor of the scientific journal Ecology in 2013 that he thought a paper

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | May 08, 2015

    Why are county officials against moving local elections?

    Q: Why are Riley County commissioners and clerk Rich Vargo opposed to moving local elections from spring to fall? A: Haven’t you looked at a calendar? November elections are smack-dab in the middle of college football season. They figure voters are paying more attention

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