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  • Local |Business | June 29, 2014

    Meadowlark hires development director

    The Meadowlark Hills Foundation has named Becky Fitzgerald the new development director. Fitzgerald will be responsible for creating, fostering and maintaining relationships with donors, residents and staff. She will work to cultivate gifts and to provide the opportunity for individuals to give their time, talents

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2014

    Blanton Realty gets new Realtor

    Ryan Cole has joined Blanton Realty as a licensed Realtor. Ryan grew up in the Manhattan/Wamego area and graduated from Wamego High School. He attended both Kansas University and Kansas State University and received his degree in Education and Sport Management. Ryan has been

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2014

    Mother, son open antique shop

    A mother-son team has opened Manhattan’s newest mid-century, vintage and antique shop in the old Ramblers building, 8711 E. US Highway 24. Melodie Pooler and her son, Kelly Tessendorf, are proprietors of Blue Moon, sharing the building with Never Better Bakery. The shop features antique furniture,

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2014

    Local remodeling company earns national honor

    Fox Home Innovations, LLC of Manhattan was recently inducted into Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50 class of 2014. Fox Home Innovations was one of 50 companies in the United States to be awarded based on their ability to set the standard for professionalism, and displaying exemplary business practices

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 27, 2014

    Bicyclist dies in crash

    A Manhattan man died Thursday evening after being hit by a truck three miles south of the city on Kansas Highway 177. Mark M. Jilka, 49, was riding a bicycle in the southbound shoulder of K-177 at around 7:10 p.m. when a 2007 Dodge pickup driven by Derik

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | June 27, 2014

    Appeals court rules in favor of Wilson

    A state appeals court Friday handed Kite’s Bar and Grill a victory in a case about the way minor-in-possession cases are handled. The case stemmed from a Riley County Police Department citation issued Dec. 18, 2010, to a 19-year-old woman for having a beer in Kite’

  • Local |Business | June 27, 2014

    City sales tax receipts up in June

    Manhattan is back on track with its sales tax revenue. After being behind $15,837 from the year-to-date budget in the May sales tax report, the June report shows the city is now $27,646 ahead of the budget. The June sales tax report reflects sales made in May.

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 26, 2014

    Study: If Army experiences cuts, Fort Riley could lose 16,000 jobs

    The Fort Riley area would suffer a tremendous socioeconomic blow if the Army installation experienced significant soldier and civilian position cuts. That’s the finding of an Army report released Thursday that analyzes the environmental and socioeconomic impact a loss of 16,000 positions at Fort Riley

  • Local |Business | June 26, 2014

    Campers roll in with buses, moving trucks — even log cabins

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    “And you haven’t seen anything, yet.” That was the recurring phrase late Wednesday afternoon at the already crowded Tuttle Creek State Park campgrounds on the eve of Kicker Country Stampede. Already, the campgrounds were bustling with spirit (and a lot of spirits, as well).

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 26, 2014

    Foundation plans new office building

    The Kansas State University Foundation on Thursday announced plans to construct an office building at the corner of Kimball and Denison avenues in the coming year. The foundation’s board of directors voted recently to begin development of the first phase of a plan for

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