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  • Local |Government, Politics | November 03, 2014

    Sherow talks about challenges of vast, diverse 1st District at late campaign rally

    A crowd of 30-40 supporters gathered at Blue Earth Plaza to cheer on one of their own Sunday afternoon. Jim Sherow, a K-State professor and Democrat, is looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., in Tuesday’s general election and told supporters he’s

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | November 02, 2014

    Snyder: I was wrong

    K-State football coach Bill Snyder on Saturday called his appearance in campaign ad for Sen. Pat Roberts a “blunder.” At a press conference following the Wildcats’ win over Oklahoma State on Saturday, Snyder answered questions about the endorsement, which received additional attention after university officials

  • Local |Education | November 02, 2014

    Wamego’s West Elementary revives costume tradition


    WAMEGO — West Elementary received a dose of character on Friday. Superheroes. Legendary figures. Cartoons. And that was just the teachers’ costumes. Everybody got into the Halloween spirit on Friday after years of costumes not being allowed at the school, which holds third through fifth grades. “

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 02, 2014

    Candidates for top offices in Tuesday’s election sound off on some of the most important issues

    GOVERNOR Gubernatorial candidates address state budget Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vs. democratic state Rep. Paul Davis and Libertarian Keen Umbehr STATE TAX REVENUE BROWNBACK Reports in June said Kansas received $338 million less than expected in revenue for fiscal year 2014. In September, revenue fell short of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 02, 2014

    House fire causes $20K in damage

    An estimated $20,000 loss occurred to a northeast Manhattan home after a Saturday morning fire. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched at 8:37 a.m. Saturday to 737 Frey Drive for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-story residence with light smoke showing.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 02, 2014

    Ten grad students to represent K-State at forum

    Ten Kansas State University graduate students who are researching Kansas-related topics have been chosen to represent the university at the 12th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in early 2015. The students were chosen based on their research presentations at Research and the State, an annual on-campus event

  • Local |Business | November 02, 2014

    Body First Wellness hires two employees

    Body First Wellness and Recreation Center hired Mariah Tapassi and Jenni Brenner. Body First is at 3615 Claflin Road, next to Amanda Arnold School. Tapassi, joining the massage therapy staff, provides professional massage therapy including deep tissue massage, sports massage, prenatal massage, and hot stone massage.

  • Local |Business | November 02, 2014

    CivicPlus hires six employees

    CivicPlus has hired six new employees. Jeremy Coulter, regional sales manager, comes with a background in sales, working at Verizon since 2008 as a member of their sales team. He will now be expected to build interest in software and service through a variety of prospecting

  • Local |Business | November 02, 2014

    My Kidney Center hires practice manager

    Cynthia L. Stewart is joining the My Kidney Center as the practice manager. In this newly created position, she will assist Dr. Bedros and his staff in daily task while providing care and service to patients. Originally from Westmoreland, Stewart returned to the Manhattan area

  • Local |Business | November 02, 2014

    Redbud Estates owner joins housing board

    The Kansas Manufactured Housing Association elected Kevin Willett to the board of directors for 2014-15 during its annual meeting at the Meriden Event Center in Newton. Willett, owner and general manager of Redbud Estates in Manhattan, has been in the manufactured housing industry since 1976. The

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