Want to be more productive and happier during the workday? Try taking a short break to text a friend, play “Angry Birds” or check Facebook on your smartphone, according to Kansas State University research. In his latest research, Sooyeol Kim, doctoral student in psychological sciences,
The Salvation Army, in partnership with local businesses, is launching a “Christmas in July” fundraising campaign. The organization will be collecting donations in kettles placed in various businesses around town, including Bob’s Diner, McAllister’s, Varney’s, On the Wildside and others. Donations to
Riley County Agricultural Extension Agent Greg McClure told county commissioners Monday that area farmers have a lot to be excited about. Summer rains have aided crops — especially corn — and although wheat production may be hurting in many counties in the state, Riley may be an
City commissioners will consider options Tuesday to address a shortfall with the 2014 Riley County Police Department budget. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The police department is projected to have a $237,816 shortfall in its nearly $14.45 million budget in 2014. This is due
WAMEGO — Independence Day in this small town represents much more than an opportunity to blow stuff up. For residents, it’s an opportunity to put food on the grill and dust off their homes’ welcome mats. “It’s one of our biggest things we look
A pair of local women want to help those dealing with the tragedy of suicide. Martha Stevens and Elaine Adair will facilitate a new support group called LOSS (Loved Ones Suicide Support). The first meeting is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Alan Lee
No, it’s not your imagination. We’re already into July, and there are apartments for rent all over Manhattan. Listings and ads seem to be everywhere. In a normal year, pickings would be getting pretty slim as summer dwindles away — but at the moment,
Jon R. Anderson opened JRA Occupational Safety Consulting Services LLC in Manhattan on July 1. This full-service Occupational Safety and Health Consulting Company is a local, national and international consulting group specializing in OSHA compliance, safety and health management programs, hazard and risk analysis, behavioral risk
Jim Blanton received the Broker of the Year Award on June 17 at the annual Manhattan Association of Realtors meeting. Blanton previously won the organization’s Spirit Award as well as the Salesperson of the Year Award. Jim has been in real estate since 1974 and established
Richard Lewis has been promoted from maintenance technician to maintenance supervisor by the Riley County Police Department. Lewis began his career in January 1985 as a patrol officer. He retired from his police officer career Jan. 1, 2013. He was rehired as maintenance technician in February 2013.
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