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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | February 23, 2015

    1 dead in Geary County rollover

    A single-vehicle rollover accident Sunday morning in Geary County left one person dead when the driver of a car failed to stop at a dead end and drove off the road. Ronald E. Stump Jr., 35, Belleville, was driving a 2015 Chevy Malibu southbound in the 7000 block

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 22, 2015

    Lawmakers discuss state’s finances

    Area legislators voiced their concerns Saturday regarding education funding after Gov. Sam Brownback announced cuts to school spending. Rep. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan, Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, and Rep. Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan spoke Saturday during a legislative coffee hosted by the Manhattan

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 22, 2015

    K-State Drag Show offers up costumes, laughs

    Drag4.phatch

    If there’s one thing a drag show has, it’s a lot of costume changes. Victoria Fox used one of her performances to show off a Storm costume in a re-imagining of the X-Men member as a pop star. “This is a family show,”

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 22, 2015

    Trial set for Belvue man accused of killing uncle

    WESTMORELAND — A Belvue man charged with first-degree murder was found competent to stand trial on Thursday, but may receive further psychological evaluation. A preliminary hearing for Christopher Michael Arand was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on March 6, at which time he will enter pleas to charges

  • Local |Business | February 22, 2015

    Chamber honors Yunk, Knackendoffel

    A former Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce chairman was named the organization’s Citizen of the Year Friday night. Dan Yunk, a former superintendent for Manhattan-Ogden schools and Kansas Farm Bureau CEO and executive director, received the Lud Fiser Citizen of the Year, at the

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 22, 2015

    National award honors K-State’s contributions to military education

    Kansas State University is receiving the Council of College and Military Educators Institution Award for its comprehensive approach to serving military students. The university is the 2015 recipient of the award, which recognizes a higher education institution that has significantly contributed to the cause of military

  • Local |Business | February 21, 2015

    CivicPlus hires four people

    CivicPlus hired four people to join the company. Collin Williamson is a content developer in professional services. He will edit and communicate across all mediums for clients’ sites that are developed . Williamson worked previously as a freelance photographer and designer since 2008. He was also a

  • Local |Business | February 21, 2015

    Body First hires new massage therapist

    Andrew Hornbaker is a newly licensed massage therapist for Body First Wellness and Recreation Center, 3615 Claflin Road. Hornbaker provides professional massage therapy including deep tissue massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation massage therapy, and prenatal massage. He received his massage therapy

  • Local |Business | February 21, 2015

    Varney owner becomes recertified

    Theresa Westphal, an owner with Varney & Associates, CPAs, recently completed the recertification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) to renew her designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). She received her original certification in 2008 and is required to recertify every

  • Local |Business | February 21, 2015

    New dog training service opens

    RolloverU: Dog Services is now taking new dog training clients in the Manhattan and surrounding area. The company offers help with behavior issues such as aggression, socialization, and problems such as jumping and bolting. Group and private classes is available for all ages and types

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