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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 19, 2014

    Lacking opposition, candidates stay on trail in local races

    The indicators of an election season are present all around Manhattan. Political ads. Yard signs. Endorsement letters. Yet something is missing. “Two years ago, I was attending forums and debating,” said Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego. “Now I don’t have an opponent.” Reps. Sydney Carlin,

  • Local |Education | October 19, 2014

    MHS Student Named in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program

    Manhattan High School student Sean Fisher recently received the distinction of Outstanding Achievement in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding black American high school students. Of the more than 160,000 students

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 19, 2014

    4 arrested, drugs seized in Junction City busts

    Authorities seized drugs worth thousands of dollars and arrested four people in two investigations by the Junction City-Geary County Drug Operations Group. Two people were arrested after authorities conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of E. Chestnut Street in Junction City and searched a

  • Local |Business | October 19, 2014

    Varney and Associates hires senior accountant

    Varney and Associates, CPAs, hired Josie Mitchell, CPA, as a senior accountant. Mitchell previously worked for a regional public accounting firm for three years in a manufacturing specialty group. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in

  • Local |Business | October 19, 2014

    Coldwell Banker hires Realtor

    Coldwell Banker Realty Group One hired Mark Rose as the newest member of their professional team. Rose has owned Mark Rose Photography for the past 12 years and said he’s excited to step into his new role as a Realtor. Call Rose at 341-5738 for

  • Local |Education | October 18, 2014

    Four MHS Students Named National Merit Commended Students

    Manhattan High School students Trevor Bashaw, Sachin DeYoung, Reid Erdwien and Kyle Weston have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015

  • Local |Business | October 17, 2014

    Mercy: Plans in place for Ebola

    Local health officials are ramping up their preparedness protocols for handling Ebola. Jana Bowman, community relations coordinator for Mercy Regional Hospital in Manhattan, said staff members have been in constant contact with county and state health officials and are current on Centers for Disease Control

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 17, 2014

    College of Human Ecology honors six professionals for contributions

    A western Kansas catering entrepreneur, a national leader in health care for the elderly, and a product development director for Under Armour are among the professionals to be honored Oct. 24 by the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University. The six honorees were selected

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 17, 2014

    KSU team wins international competition

    Architectural engineering students at Kansas State University are proving they know what it takes to make a building more comfortable and energy efficient by winning the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system selection category at ASHRAE’s international design competition for the second year in a

  • Local |Education | October 16, 2014

    Refinancing expected to save $478,000

    The Manhattan-Ogden school district will save $478,000 in the future after the board of education unanimously approved refinancing general obligation bonds issued in 2009. A previous projection indicated refinancing would save the district $343,000. Greg Vahrenberg, the managing director of financial firm Piper Jaffray, presented the refinancing analysis

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