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  • Local |Education | March 29, 2015

    Lee Elementary raises funds with playful event

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    Going to school isn’t generally about fun and games, that’s exactly what went on this weekend — at Lee Elementary’s annual Fun Fair. Students and their families were free to wander from classroom to classroom Saturday, playing games such as toilet paper plunge,

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 29, 2015

    Panel to weigh liquor law change

    TOPEKA — With thousands of dollars in campaign contributions at stake in the 2016 election cycle, GOP legislators are weighing the risks of acting on a fiercely lobbied issue: allowing supermarkets to sell liquor. Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, a Nickerson Republican, told the GOP caucus Wednesday

  • Local |Business | March 29, 2015

    AIB International to break ground on $7.5M expansion

    AIB International will mark the beginning of a $7.5 million building project Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony. AIB, 1213 Bakers way, started as the American Institute of Baking and is now a Manhattan-based center for food industry research and training. The first phase of the multi-year project

  • Local | March 29, 2015

    Controlled burns canceled Sunday because of wind

    Riley County officials canceled controlled burns Sunday because of wind. Fire Chief Pat Collins said since the wind speed went over 15 miles per hour on Saturday, it wasn’t safe to continue burning. He also ceased burning for three hours late Saturday afternoon. Collins said

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 28, 2015

    Local named to KSU Student Alumni Board

    Julia Satzler, Manhattan is one of 19 new members of Kansas State University’s Student Alumni Board, a group of approximately 40 students who promote and serve the university and the K-State Alumni Association. SAB works to enhance the K-State experience by creating a link between the

  • Local |Education | March 28, 2015

    Wamego twins receive K-State scholarships

    Kansas State University awarded twins Abigail and Adam Condrey its Putnam Scholarship and Foundation Plus Scholarship, respectively, during ceremonies on Feb. 27. The Putnam award is $36,000 and the Foundation Plus award is for $14,500. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the

  • Local |Business | March 28, 2015

    Local JCPenney store wins award

    Manhattan’s JCPenney store won the Founder’s Award, the company’s highest distinction for leadership excellence. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. honored its top performing stores at a special leadership conference in Dallas on March 25. Only 104 of approximately 1,060 stores, received the award, including the

  • Local |Business | March 28, 2015

    Hayden employee celebrates 9 years

    Hayden Orthodontics celebrates nine years with Hollie Dameron, their practice manager/treatment coordinator. With twenty years of experience in the dental and orthodontic fields, Dameron is suited to introduce patients to treatment plans, supervise office personnel and oversee daily office operations.  Dameron is a

  • Local |Business | March 28, 2015

    Ace Hardware award tour coming to town

    The Ace Hardware award tour will stop in Manhattan at Midwest Ace Hardware. Ace Hardware has won the J.D. Power award for eight straight years. There will be a celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the local store, 800 Tuttle Creek Blvd. There will

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 27, 2015

    KSU dean to lead private college

    Kansas State University has an opening in its College of Business Administration after a dean accepted the top job at a private college in Chicago. Dean Ali Malekzadeh on Thursday accepted the position of president at Roosevelt University. He will start his new position July 1. “

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