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  • Local |Kansas State University | May 03, 2015

    Johnson to give Landon Lecture


    Jeh Johnson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will deliver a Landon Lecture later this month. Johnson will speak at 10 a.m. on May 27 at Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium “Secretary Johnson’s visit to Kansas State University is timely as

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 03, 2015

    Researcher questions dismissal at hearing

    A former Kansas State University researcher questioned provost April Mason, the person who fired him, Friday during a grievance hearing regarding his termination. Biology researcher Joseph Craine was terminated from K-State in October after sending emails to the editor of the scientific journal Ecology alleging

  • Local | May 03, 2015

    At one watch party, all fans firmly in Pacquiao’s corner


    As people around the world gathered on Saturday to watch the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao — one of the sport’s most anticipated fights of all time — loyalties divided along various lines. Some rooted for Mayweather because he’s American, or

  • Local |Education | May 03, 2015

    MHS forensics team wins 6A state title

    The Manhattan High School forensics team on Saturday won its third 6A state championship in four years at Olathe Northwest High School. Michaela Hayes took first place in the poetry division, as did Haley Heaton and Trevor Bashaw in duet acting. Bashaw also finished second

  • Local |Education | May 03, 2015

    Love of cars drives small-town auto shop owner

    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

  • Local |Education |Business | May 03, 2015

    Caterpillar, MATC partner on job training program

    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

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 03, 2015

    Kansas State student takes second place in competition

    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

  • Local |Business | May 02, 2015

    Avalon salon hires nail technician

    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

  • Local |Business | May 02, 2015

    Local ERA real estate changes ownership

    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.

  • Local |Business | May 02, 2015

    Body First hires yoga instructor

    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

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