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  • Local |Education | June 22, 2014

    Students earn degrees from Wesleyan

    SALINA — Saturday, May 10, marked the completion of a four-or more-year journey with a commencement ceremony for the graduating students of Kansas Wesleyan University. Among the Kansas Wesleyan University graduates were Chelsea Hanks, Manhattan, bachelor’s degree in biomedical chemistry and chemistry; Taylor Ebert, Wamego, bachelor’

  • Local |Business | June 22, 2014

    Colbert’s Restaurant hires food manager

    Bill Elliott is the new food and beverage manager at Colbert’s Restaurant at Colbert Hills Golf Course. Bill brings management skills from his many years managing Sugar Hills Golf Course in Goodland. Bill is also known from his country club management in Manhattan. Colbert’

  • Local |Business | June 22, 2014

    MATC names two new board members

    Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC) has two new Board of Director members. Megan Umscheid (Pottawatomie County) and Thomas Weigand (Geary County) were voted in Wednesday as replacements for outgoing members Michael Morton of Wamego and Kevin Connell of Junction City, whose terms expired after serving

  • Local |Business | June 22, 2014

    Mathis Physical hires physical therapists

    Dr. Kyle Veazey and Dr. Michael DeDonder have joined Mathis Physical Therapy and Hand Center as physical therapists. A native of Emporia, DeDonder received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Kinesiology from Kansas State University. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 20, 2014

    University leaders get 1.5% pay raise

    The Kansas Board of Regents approved a 1.5-percent pay raise for chief executive officers at five of the six regents’ universities. The approval on Thursday also includes a 1.5-percent bonus for Regents president and CEO Andy Tompkins of Topeka. With the base pay raise, Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 20, 2014

    Regents create transfer system

    A statewide system will recognize college credits for “reverse transfer” students after a decision from the Kansas Board of Regents this week. At all of the state’s 32 public postsecondary institutions, a “reverse transfer” will allow eligible students to get their university credit recognized at

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 20, 2014

    Lone Dem looks to fix insurance issues

    Dennis Anderson says that the office of state insurance commissioner has become a little more exciting since the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — was passed by Congress 2010. Some healthcare entities across Kansas have expressed disappointment that Gov. Sam Brownback has kept the state

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 20, 2014

    KSU professor rustles up winning cowboy poetry

    Tim Keane, a professor of landscape architecture at Kansas State University, didn’t grow up riding horses or running cattle. Still, the KSU professor of 30 years is now the funniest cowboy poet in the state. Keane, 56, won the humor division in the Kansas Cowboy Poetry

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 20, 2014

    RCPD officers to ride rails watching for violations

    Accidents involving trains and other vehicles rarely end without injury or worse. In an effort to prevent future accidents from occurring in Manhattan and Riley County, the Union Pacific Police and Riley County Police departments are teaming up from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 19, 2014

    Regents approve naming planned residence hall for former president

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    A planned residence hall has been named for former Kansas State University President Jon Wefald. Wefald Hall, a new dormitory open in August 2016, honors the university’s 12th president, who served from 1986 to 2009. Current K-State President Kirk Schulz went to the Kansas Board of Regents

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