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  • Local |Kansas State University | March 28, 2015

    Local named to KSU Student Alumni Board

    Julia Satzler, Manhattan is one of 19 new members of Kansas State University’s Student Alumni Board, a group of approximately 40 students who promote and serve the university and the K-State Alumni Association. SAB works to enhance the K-State experience by creating a link between the

  • Local |Education | March 28, 2015

    Wamego twins receive K-State scholarships

    Kansas State University awarded twins Abigail and Adam Condrey its Putnam Scholarship and Foundation Plus Scholarship, respectively, during ceremonies on Feb. 27. The Putnam award is $36,000 and the Foundation Plus award is for $14,500. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the

  • Local |Business | March 28, 2015

    Local JCPenney store wins award

    Manhattan’s JCPenney store won the Founder’s Award, the company’s highest distinction for leadership excellence. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. honored its top performing stores at a special leadership conference in Dallas on March 25. Only 104 of approximately 1,060 stores, received the award, including the

  • Local |Business | March 28, 2015

    Hayden employee celebrates 9 years

    Hayden Orthodontics celebrates nine years with Hollie Dameron, their practice manager/treatment coordinator. With twenty years of experience in the dental and orthodontic fields, Dameron is suited to introduce patients to treatment plans, supervise office personnel and oversee daily office operations.  Dameron is a

  • Local |Business | March 28, 2015

    Ace Hardware award tour coming to town

    The Ace Hardware award tour will stop in Manhattan at Midwest Ace Hardware. Ace Hardware has won the J.D. Power award for eight straight years. There will be a celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the local store, 800 Tuttle Creek Blvd. There will

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 27, 2015

    KSU dean to lead private college

    Kansas State University has an opening in its College of Business Administration after a dean accepted the top job at a private college in Chicago. Dean Ali Malekzadeh on Thursday accepted the position of president at Roosevelt University. He will start his new position July 1. “

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics |2015 Candidate Forums | March 27, 2015

    Candidates talk school funding

    Candidates for the Manhattan-Ogden school board spent most of their time at a forum on Thursday night discussing the district’s budget issues. Curt Herrman, one of four incumbents running in the five-way race, said he is open to the idea of bringing back an

  • Local |Government & Politics |2015 Candidate Forums | March 27, 2015

    City hopefuls defend NBAF

    Manhattan City Commission candidates defended on Thursday the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility as a positive step for job creation. The League of Women Voters of Manhattan and Riley County hosted a forum at the Manhattan Fire Department headquarters. The six candidates are seeking to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 27, 2015

    Police investigate overnight truck thefts

    Riley County police responded to a series of stolen vehicles on Thursday within a two-block area near the intersection of College Heights Road and Sunset Avenue. Three trucks were stolen, and only two have been recovered, according to a report from the RCPD. Two additional

  • Local |Business | March 27, 2015

    Soaring beef prices a boon for producers, a pain for consumers


    Retail beef prices — already at record highs — are still going up, but that doesn’t mean consumers are out of options. According to the monthly food price outlook released Friday by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, beef prices rose 0.7 percent from January to February,

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