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  • Local |Business | February 21, 2015

    Stonecreek physicians brings in new doctor

    Stonecreek Family Physicians has added Lindsey A. Westberg, M.D., to its organization. Dr. Westberg’s primary place of employment will be at K-Stat Urgent Care at the new westside clinic at 711 Commons Place, north of Target. Dr. Westberg grew up in Manhattan and graduated

  • Local |Business | February 21, 2015

    Langton Insurance named Farmers advantage agent

    Al Langton Insurance in Manhattan has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2015 by the Farmers Alliance Companies. To qualify as an advantage agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five consecutive years. Advantage agents are recognized by Farmers Alliance as

  • Local |Business | February 21, 2015

    Duo takes over feedlot built on WWII Army base

    “From bombs to bovines.” That sounds like an unusual transition, and it is. It describes a transformation of a former Army air base in central Kansas, which became a cattle feedlot, and is now part of one of the state’s leading cattle operations. Shane

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    Alma principal receives honor

    TOPEKA — Orville Altevogt was honored at the 14th Annual Kansas Association of Independent Religious Schools (KAIRS) Hall of Fame Banquet on Monday, Feb. 2, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. He was selected as one of six distinguished teachers of 2015. Mr. Altevogt has been a

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    Local students selected to Twin Cities Dean’s List

    MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, Minn. —  Sarah Mortenson of Manhattan was named to the 2014 fall semester Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Mortenson is a sophomore in the university’s College of Liberal Arts. To qualify for the dean’s list, a

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    Southwestern College 2014 December Graduates

    WINFIELD — Scarlett Ledford of Fort Riley and Jason Yearwood of Manhattan graduated from Southwestern College in December 2014. Ledford graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Jason Yearwood graduated with a bachelor of science degree in operations management. Southwestern College is a private institution

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    Council Grove teacher honored for lessons in patriotism

    COUNCIL GROVE — Ellen Wilson, a Council Grove Elementary School fourth grade teacher, was honored during a Kansas Day assembly last month as the state recipient of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.  Mrs. Wilson has taught her students the importance of

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    FHCS scholar’s bowl teams take first place

    Flint Hills Christian School’s Junior High Varsity and Junior Varsity Scholar Bowl teams tookfirst place at their meet on Feb. 9 at Cair Paravel in Topeka.  Captains Mary El-Aasar and Ann Hess led the teams. Both teams also took second place in their division

  • Local |Business | February 20, 2015

    Broomball offers brush of winter fun

    Broom2.phatch

    Every week, a group of Manhattanites meet at the ice rink at Wefald Pavilion in City Park, but not to skate. Instead, on Thursday evenings, the group plays a game called broomball, a sport similar to hockey, but without the blades and a puck. “We

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 20, 2015

    Survey details local concerns

    Affordable housing, mental health services and childcare are among the concerns of Riley County residents, according to a community needs survey. Debbie Nuss, project coordinator for Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, shared the results of the center-coordinated study Thursday during a joint meeting between the

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