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  • Local |Education | April 26, 2015

    Districts eliminating textbooks with ‘one-to-one’ tech trend


    In Andrew Trent’s seventh-grade English class at Rock Creek Junior High School, students last Wednesday learned about adverbs and adjectives. But they weren’t learning the lesson from a book. The 20 or so students in Trent’s class were sprawled across the classroom floor,

  • Local |Business | April 26, 2015

    How Flint Hills ranchers set, manage prescribed pasture fires


    In the eyes of many ranchers, Flint Hills tallgrass is among the best in the world for raising cattle. If the conditions are right, the grass is burned annually in March or April, because the re-growth fattens cattle and keeps the prairie intact. But just

  • Local |Business | April 26, 2015

    CivicPlus hires 3 new employees

    CivicPlus has hired three people to join the company. Troy Galvan, manager of account management, was the retail store manager of T-Mobile in Manhattan. At CivicPlus, he will coach and lead his team to generate new business with current clients. Mike Spencer, regional sales manager,

  • Local |Business | April 26, 2015

    K-State video director gets Big 12 award

    The Collegiate Sports Video Association (CSVA) named Scott Eilert, director of video services for the K-State football program, the 2014-15 Big 12 Conference Video Coordinator of the Year. Eilert was selected by a majority vote of his Big 12 peers. He is now a finalist for the

  • Local |Business | April 26, 2015

    Coldwell Banker hires real estate agent

    Coldwell Banker Realty Group One has hired Michelle Alexander Edie as its newest real estate agent. Edie has more than 20 years of corporate sales and direct selling experience. She has also held key leadership roles in various organizations and has a Bachelor of Social Science

  • Local |Education | April 26, 2015

    Manhattan teacher earns Fulbright research grant

    Sixth-grade teacher Katie Bueker of Marlatt Elementary School was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to conduct research in Singapore, according to a USD 383 press release. Bueker’s award was announced by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 26, 2015

    JC police warn of money scam

    Officials with the Junction City Police Department are alerting the public and businesses in the Junction City area of an increase in counterfeit money exchange. There have been two incidents of counterfeit one hundred-dollar bills that were passed around in Junction City this week, according

  • Local |Business | April 24, 2015

    Mercy officially changes name to Via Christi


    Via Christi Hospital is the present and future. Mercy Regional Health Center is the past. The name change that was more than a year in the making officially took place Friday. In February 2014, the Memorial Hospital Association sold its 50 percent share of the hospital to

  • Local |Business | April 24, 2015

    Uber hits Little Apple

    TOPEKA — Ride-hailing company Uber expanded service to four new Kansas cities including Manhattan Thursday, three days after Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed regulatory legislation that the company said would lead it to leave the state. Uber said riders in Lawrence, Leavenworth, Manhattan and Topeka could

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 24, 2015

    Campbell found guilty

    It took less than an hour for a jury on Thursday to find a former Manhattan High athlete guilty of two charges. The jury, comprised of 11 men and one woman, found Trey Campbell, 21, guilty of aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit an aggravated robbery. Campbell

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