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  • Local |Business | February 14, 2015

    Heritage Collections reopens in Wamego

    Heritage Collections in Wamego expanded and reopened on Valentine’s Day. The new location is one door north at 415 Lincoln Ave. Heritage Collections began operations in Wamego in 2002 in a small retail space just north of the Columbian Theatre. In 2005, Heritage Collections moved to a

  • Local |Business | February 14, 2015

    JNT Company wins two ad awards

    JNT Company, an interactive web and marketing agency, received two awards on Feb. 6 at the American Advertising Federation of Topeka’s award ceremony. The ceremony held at the Topeka Performing Arts Center, honored top talent in advertising and marketing throughout northeast Kansas. Out of 216 entries,

  • Local |Business | February 14, 2015

    Cement company names K-State alum as its vice president

    K-State alumnus David G. Meyer is the new vice president and chief financial officer of Ash Grove Cement Company at the company’s headquarters in Overland Park. Meyer will direct accounting, treasury, internal audit, tax and information technology functions. Most recently, Meyer served as senior

  • Local |Business | February 14, 2015

    Weis realty announces promotion, hires

    Realty Executives Weis Real Estate announced the following promotions and associates new to the firm. Martha Payne, Realtor, MSA, has earned an associate broker license from the Kansas Real Estate Commission. An elected member of the Board of Directors for the Manhattan Association of Realtors

  • Local |Business | February 14, 2015

    502 Media Group wins 15 advertising awards

    502 Media Group was recently recognized with 15 American Advertising Awards, including seven gold awards and three Judge’s Citation awards —more than any area firm. The American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest award competition. 502 Media Group received its

  • Local |Education | February 14, 2015

    Local students graduate Wichita State University

    WICHITA, Kan. — Nearly 900 students completed their degrees at Wichita State University in fall 2014. Undergraduate students who have attained a grade point average of 3.9 out of a possible 4.0 received the summa cum laude award; those with an average of 3.55 received the magna cum laude award; and

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 13, 2015

    City candidates talk LGBT, other issues

    Manhattan City Commission candidates have differing opinions on whether city policy needs to change to provide protections against sexual orientation discrimination. Nearly 40 people on Thursday attended the Our Manhattan candidate forum, the first one for the six candidates seeking to fill three seats in the

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | February 13, 2015

    What happened to Riley County’s health fair?

    Wonder1

    Q: What happened to the Riley County Health Fair in the last couple of years? If you thought the Riley County Health Fair disappeared, you’re right, it has. Health department director Brenda Nickel said the last health fair was in April of 2012. One big

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 13, 2015

    Speed a factor in December accident that killed teenager

    It was cold, and a light mist was falling in early December when a “horrible boom” woke Amanda Gocken. But it wasn’t thunder that she heard, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report on an accident that killed a Marshall County teen. According to

  • Local |Education | February 13, 2015

    Superintendent affirms policy against non-discrimination

    USD 383 Superintendent Robert Shannon on Wednesday reaffirmed the district’s non-discrimination statement including sexual orientation and gender identity, which the school board approved just months ago. In an email to district staff, Shannon said, “Gov. Brownback’s rescission of non-discrimination wording for state workers on

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