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  • Local |Business | August 10, 2014

    Are mall vacancies ‘natural turnover’ or changes in retail?

    In the pre-noon hours Friday at Manhattan Town Center, Charlotte Hart, co-owner of Kitchen Capers, waited for early customers looking to take advantage of the retirement sale. The store, which Hart and her husband, Bob, have owned since 1995, will close in January unless she finds

  • Local |Business | August 10, 2014

    Course offering free golf during month of August

    A local golf course is offering free rounds for kids during the month of August. Jack McKee, a resident of University Park, said the development, 25 miles north of Manhattan near Tuttle Creek Lake, wants to offer families a day of inexpensive fun. That’s why

  • Local |Business | August 10, 2014

    More tickets available for Brew at the Zoo

    After selling out of the original 400 Brew at the Zoo tickets Friday, the Friends of Sunset Zoo’s planning team announced it will sell an additional 50 tickets for the community fundraiser, scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Aug. 22. Tickets are available online at

  • Local |Business | August 10, 2014

    Fun tools for new school year

    A celebration for parents and a dread for some students, the summer’s nearly over and it’s time for kids to go back to class and hit the books… and also get the books. Back-to-school shopping has been in full swing for weeks and

  • Local |Education | August 10, 2014

    Manhattan native graduates from Spring Arbor University

    SPRING ARBOR, Mich. —Spring Arbor University announced that Peter Ramunda of Manhattan received a bachelor’s degree in history during commencement exercises on May 17. He is the son of Bruce and Rosemary Ramundo Founded in 1873, Spring Arbor University (SAU) is a Christian liberal arts institution

  • Local |Education | August 10, 2014

    Student named to dean’s list at Benedictine College

    ATCHISON — Maree Lehman of Manhattan made the dean’s list for the spring semester of 2014 at Benedictine College. Any full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours and a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9 is named to the dean’s list. Of the 1,742 full-time undergraduate students

  • Local | August 08, 2014

    Pools to close for season

    If you believe summer starts with the opening of the pools, there’s some bad news on the horizon. The closing of local swimming pools will take place this weekend, their typical closing time each year. Officials have said they can’t keep pools open

  • Local |Education | August 08, 2014

    Teacher contracts finalized

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board approved negotiated teacher contracts Friday morning in a unanimous vote. Some of the major changes in the contracts include a 2-percent compensation package increase, a $450 increase on base salary and an agreed-upon due process procedure for teachers.  Due process, or

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 08, 2014

    Does EMS charge patients for ambulance calls even if they don’t end up taking a ride?


    Q: If an ambulance is called but the injured person elects to not be transported, does the ambulance still charge a fee? What is included in the 911 emergency services fund that is paid for by taxpayers?

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 08, 2014

    Trumpet instructor wins contest, lands spot in music video

    Just say it’s another “trumpet call” to success for Kansas State University’s Becki Walenz. The instructor of trumpet in the university’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, has won a national contest and will be featured in a music video for singer-songwriter

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