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  • Local |Business | August 31, 2014

    Mercy holds off on name change

    By now, Mercy Regional Health Center’s name should have been a thing of the past. In February, the Memorial Hospital Association ceased its 50-50 ownership of Mercy Regional with Via Christi Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest health care provider in Kansas.

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 31, 2014

    Contract for airport expansion up for vote

    City commissioners will vote Tuesday on executing the contract for second phase of the Manhattan Regional Airport project. The Weitz Company of Lenexa, the project’s construction company, would receive $6.68 million, and Mead and Hunt of Madison, Wisconsin, the project’s design team, would receive $586,660

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 31, 2014

    Student debt growing, university financial education programs still deficient

    As student debt load grows —  it has doubled since 2007 — most universities aren’t offering sufficient financial education programs to help students understand this financial burden, according to a new report whose authors include two Kansas State University professors. “Financial issues are one of the

  • Local |Education |Business | August 31, 2014

    U.S.  Celluar giving $1 million to teachers

    U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects across the nation, including Kansas, through its Calling All Teachers program. Last year, the company contributed $500,000 towards educational materials for improved classroom experiences. U.S. Cellular is working with for a fourth

  • Local |Education | August 31, 2014

    Haverkamp receives scholarship

    Macy Haverkamp of Topeka, a Kansas State University accounting student, is the recipient of a $400 scholarship provided by the Public Accountant’s Association of Kansas. The Association’s Floyd Lietz Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to juniors and seniors in accounting programs in Kansas schools.

  • Local |Business | August 31, 2014

    KSU alum becomes senior VP of American State Bancshares

    Kenneth Friedel of Wichita has been named the senior vice-president and director of corporate strategies for American State Bancshares, Inc. He graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in general business administration from Kansas State University. American State Bancshares is a $675 million dollar holding

  • Local |Business | August 31, 2014

    Pawnee Mental hires program manager

    Ashley Mason has been named the program manager for Health Connect, the new health home program of Pawnee Mental Health Services. Health Homes are a program of the Kansas Medicaid program which provides coordinated physical and behavioral health care for eligible KanCare consumers. Health Connect

  • Local |Business | August 31, 2014

    Mercy hires new pain management doctor

    Andrew Barker, interventional pain management specialist, is now accepting new patients at Mercy Regional Health Center’s Pain Management Center. Barker recently finished his pain management fellowship and anesthesiology residency at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. Barker completed medical school at the

  • Local |Business | August 30, 2014

    Riley woman receives Pure Romance honor

    Riley resident Mallory Bohneblust, a consultant with Pure Romance, was honored earlier this month at the company’s World Conference attended by around 4,000 consultants, by being named to the President’s Club. Bohneblust has been a consultant with Pure Romance for five years. Pure Romance

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 29, 2014

    Purple Power Play brings festival atmosphere to kickoff


    A ninja turtle, street acts, knights in shining armor, and plenty of barbecue engulfed City Park Thursday night as Purple Power Play in the Park kicked off the school year and got K-State supporters fired up for Wildcat football. Along with entertainment provided by the

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