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  • Local |Education | February 09, 2014

    ‘Placebo’ effect wins bee for Anthony 8th-grader

    Spellingbee.phatch

    The nerves felt by participants at Saturday’s Riley County Spelling Bee were not a placebo effect. “Placebo” did, however, play a part in the competition. It became the winning word when Stephanie Fu, an eighth-grader at Anthony Middle School, spelled it correctly in the 13

  • Local |Education | February 09, 2014

    Bergman teachers surprise colleague after her husband’s sudden deployment

    Wedding2.phatch

    Alaina Fennell, a speech language pathologist at Bergman Elementary, didn’t expect to be wearing a veil in front of her colleagues in the school library Friday. The day was meant to just be a faculty work day, but lunchtime turned into a surprise wedding

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 09, 2014

    Horne found guilty of robbery, battery

    A man accused in a 2012 home invasion was found guilty, the jury announced Saturday morning. A jury convicted Levertis Horne of four of the six charges against him. He was found guilty of two counts of attempted aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated battery for

  • Local |Business | February 09, 2014

    Blue Rapids Museum receives grant

    The Kansas Humanities Council selected The Blue Rapids Museum in Blue Rapids as a “Hometown Teams” partner site. It will receive a grant of up to $1,500 to let local community members tell their story of sports and community. The museum will join 17 museums, historical societies,

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2014

    RE/MAX Manhattan adds to team

    RE/MAX Manhattan added Mary Scharfe as a realtor. She is a Kansas State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in finance. She worked in the banking and mortgage brokerage fields in the Kansas City area. She returned to Manhattan to be near family

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2014

    Children’s yoga studio to open

    When a child does a down dog, is it called a chihuahua? Manhattan is about to find out. Orange Sky Yoga is opening a children’s yoga studio on Monday, called Under the Orange Sky. This will be Manhattan’s first fully dedicated children’s

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2014

    CivicPlus adds team members

    CivicPlus hired Steven Turner to the team. He will be responsible for any IT issues that CivicPlus encounters. Turner has more than 20 years in the Army and he has 10 years of experience in IT, where he operated Cisco routers, switches, servers and active directories. As

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2014

    Landmark declares cash dividend of 19 cents per share

    Landmark Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: LARK), a bank holding company serving 23 communities across Kansas, reported net earnings of $521,000 ($0.17 per diluted share) for the quarter ended Dec. 31 compared to $1.6 million ($0.52 per diluted share) for the fourth quarter of 2012. For 2013, Landmark reported net earnings of $4.7 million ($1.49 per diluted

  • Local |Education | February 07, 2014

    Shannon: 1 snow day left

    Superintendent Bob Shannon gave a snow day update during the USD 383 school board meeting Thursday. The meeting had been postponed from its usual Wednesday time due to weather conditions. Typically, the district’s calendar provides only three built-in snow days for all schools. USD 383 has

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 07, 2014

    Expert: Russia moving toward 1st use of nukes

    Russia is moving toward the use of nuclear weapons in an increasingly unstable area of the world, according to an expert on Russia from the University of Kansas. Jake Kipp, an adjunct professor at KU, said Thursday that Russian conventional forces are weak, while that

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