Thursday, November 26, 2015

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  • Local |Traffic | October 26, 2014

    Accident on K-177 causes delays in gameday traffic

    An accident involving a truck hanging over a bridge slowed many drivers on their way to the K-State football game Saturday. The accident occurred on Kansas Highway 177 on the viaduct just outside of Manhattan on Saturday morning. The stream of vehicles coming to town for

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 26, 2014

    Couple makes $5M matching gift to KSU

    Paul and Sandra Edgerley, Brookline, Massachusetts, have made a challenge-matching gift of $5 million to the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. The Edgerleys have committed $5 million to the college’s new Career Counseling and Skill Development program, matching donations to the program from

  • Local |Education |Business | October 26, 2014

    Westar Energy supports AMS 2015 Wind Challenge

    Westar Energy Corporations representative, Cynthia McCarvel, presented a $1,000 check to the Susan B. Anthony Middle School STEM teachers and STUCO president, Parker Wilson, in support of the upcoming AMS wind challenge in February. Lisa Bietau, Stacy Harris, Jeff Eckelberry and Kent Dick wrote a grant

  • Local |Business | October 26, 2014

    Action Pact hires two in Action Pact Design

    Action Pact hired Holly Higgs and Scott Cady in Action Pact Design (APDesign) in September. Higgs joins Action Pact as a design coordinator in its interiors division. She will coordinate interior design for the Manhattan office, and will act as a liaison for APDesign national

  • Local |Business | October 26, 2014

    Sink, Gordon and Associates hires CPA

    Russell E. Shipley, CPA has joined the Manhattan office of Sink, Gordon and Associates LLP as a senior audit manager. Shipley is a graduate of Kansas State University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master of Accountancy. He is

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 24, 2014

    Beer, housing driving student prices higher

    Kansas State University students are paying more for beer and non-greek housing than they were last year. According to the 2014 Student Price Index, which was recently released by the K-State Economics Club, goods commonly purchased by K-State students increased by an average of 4.7 percent in 2014.

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 24, 2014

    Wamego landlords protest new code

    Landlords and the city of Wamego are at odds over a new set of regulations on property work. The Wamego City Commission approved new building codes in May, including a contractor licensing code provision. Under the new code, a property owner in Wamego has to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 24, 2014

    No injury reported in Pott. Co. incident involving handgun

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a person who pulled a handgun on someone in rural Manhattan on Tuesday. No one was injured in an incident that happened at about 11 p.m. in the 3700 block of Powers Lane in the Green Valley

  • Local |Education | October 23, 2014

    Board weighs preschool ‘hubs’

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board discussed options for improving preschool facilities and possibly foregoing federal funding for the district’s adult education programs during a retreat meeting Wednesday. The board focused on those two topics and didn’t make any decisions. The retreat allowed board members

  • Local |Business | October 23, 2014

    Union protesting ‘labor standards’ of Hi-Tech


    Union workers are protesting construction being done at the new CivicPlus building. Carpenters Local 918 representatives held a sign Thursday morning that said “Shame on CivicPlus” in response to the company’s construction project. CivicPlus recently opened its new building at 302 S. Fourth St., but work

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