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  • Local |Education | March 30, 2014

    St. George student wins merit award

    Kenan Bitikofer of St. George has been offered the Goshen College President’s Leadership Award (PLA), the college’s top merit scholarship. Goshen is a four-year Christian liberal arts college in northern Indiana. The PLA is given in recognition of outstanding academic performance and promise

  • Local |Education | March 30, 2014

    Upper Iowa University announces December 2013 graduates

    FAYETTE, IOWA — Upper Iowa University announced the names of its December 2013 graduates, followed by the degree earned and respective honors. They were Jeffrey Hernandez of Manhattan with a bachelor’s of science in criminal justice, Tanesha Walden of Fort Riley with an associate of arts

  • Local |Education | March 30, 2014

    Wamego student earns ACT scholarship from CCCC

    CONCORDIA — Joanna Lagerquist is the recipient of a $2,528 ACT scholarship from Cloud County Community College for the 2014-2015 academic year. Joanna will graduate in May 2014 from Wamego High School. She is the daughter of Dennis and Tanya (Mercer) Zieber and Bruce Lagerquist.

  • Local |Business | March 30, 2014

    Family business becomes hardware store leader

    Do you have hang-ups? No, I’m not talking about your pet peeves. I’m referring to a type of hardware called a hang-up which is useful in hanging items from acoustical ceilings. That’s one example of an item produced by an innovative company

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 28, 2014

    Teachers from Ecuador bond in KSU program

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    For the hundred or so English teachers from Ecuador currently at K-State, it’s almost mandatory to stick together. How else to make it through their time in America? Pedro Espinoza, project manager for K-State’s Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy, talked to a

  • Local | March 28, 2014

    Spring cleanup to begin Monday

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    Manhattan’s annual spring cleanup is scheduled next Monday through Thursday. Residents can take the opportunity to clean up their homes and yards, with free haul-away for most items on the area’s scheduled pickup day. City crews will pick up yard waste, limbs and

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 28, 2014

    Hunger Games, K-State style, during Ag Fest

    Teams of Kansas State University agriculture students competed in the Hunger Games Thursday night. But fortunately, they weren’t killing one another — as they might have been in the Hunger Games trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, or the two recent movies starring Jennifer Lawrence. These

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 28, 2014

    Firecop: RCPD, MFD officials switch places

    A firefighter and a police officer will be swapping jobs Friday evening, and giving the public a play-by-play of their activities via Twitter. Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department will switch professions with Gregg VanDeCreek of the Manhattan Fire Department from 6 p.

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 28, 2014

    Swanson says he will not seek re-election

    State Rep. Vern Swanson, R-Clay Center, has announced he will not seek re-election in November. Swanson, elected in 2006, represents the 64th District, which started to include portions of Manhattan after redistricting occurred in 2012. K-State student Ben Wilson has filed with the Kansas Secretary of State

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 28, 2014

    Cause of collapse not yet released

    Officials have released no further information about the cause of the communications towers collapse that killed two contracted Union Pacific Railroad workers in Pottawatomie County earlier this week. Aaron Hunt, a spokesman for the railroad company, said in an email that the investigation is under

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