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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 10, 2015

    Dispatchers work as a team in emergencies

    Hidden from public view in a back room at the Riley County Police Department is a complicated configuration of computers, monitors and telephones.  On Friday night, four dispatchers — employees who receive 911 and non-emergency calls, then dispatch the appropriate agency to the incident location — were situated

  • Local |Business | May 10, 2015

    New Wareham Opera House manager aims for wider audience

    The new Wareham Opera House manager plans to bring a wider range of community events to the downtown entertainment venue. Dell Ann Upp, owner of Straight Upp Creative Studio in Aggieville, began Thursday as the new operations manager for the Wareham Opera House. Upp said

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 10, 2015

    K-State Salina adds drone security program

    SALINA — K-State Salina is adding a concentration in drone cybersecurity to its graduate offerings. Because processing, storing and transporting communication is an extensive component of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also called drones, Kansas State University Salina is expanding its curriculum offerings. K-State Salina is adding

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | May 10, 2015

    Statewide competition awards $10K in scholarships

    A statewide student business competition organized by the Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship has awarded three high school and three college students with $10,000 in prize money for their business ideas. The Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge gives students from around the state experience

  • Local |Education | May 10, 2015

    30 Manhattan-Ogden teachers, staff retire

    A total of 30 people have announced their retirements from USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden schools this year. The following are teachers and administration: Joyce Allen, language arts, Manhattan High School; Joseph Andrade, physical education, driver’s education; Elvera Bergsten, second grade, Amanda Arnold; Kay Blattner, speech, Theodore Roosevelt

  • 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.

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