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  • Local |Business | January 11, 2015

    USD 383 included in textbook fraud suit

    The Kansas Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey man accused of sending fraudulent invoices to textbooks to hundreds of Kansas schools, including ones in Manhattan. USD 383 director of business service Lew Faust said USD 383 schools received seven or eight invoices in

  • Local |Education | January 11, 2015

    Students graduate from MATC

    Manhattan Area Technical College held its fall commencement exercises on Dec. 19, 2014. Eighty-two students graduated in six programs of study. MATC awarded 63 associate of applied science degrees and 19 graduates received technical certificates. Area graduating students who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society were Stormy

  • Local |Business | January 11, 2015

    BBN Architects names new shareholders

    BBN Architects Inc. principals Brent and Lorie Bowman and Patrick Schaub announced the elevation of two long-term Manhattan employees to shareholders. Dan Crouch, AIA, began his career with BBN in 1999 as an architectural intern while studying architecture at Kansas State University, then joined as a

  • Local |Business | January 11, 2015

    Manhattan fire captain retires

    Captain Dale Hayden retired from the Manhattan Fire Department on Dec. 19, 2014. Hayden started as a firefighter June 7, 1982, and retired as a captain after 32 and a half years of service with the City of Manhattan. Hayden also held the ranks of firefighter, fire driver and lieutenant.

  • Local |Business | January 11, 2015

    CivicPlus hire two women

    CivicPlus hired Emily Wehling and Sarah Peters. Emily Wehling, account manager, graduated from Kansas State University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in business marketing. Previously, she was a marketing coordinator with the Convention and Visitors Bureau, where she took part in creative writing

  • Local |Business | January 11, 2015

    Orscheln acquires Abilene center

    Orscheln Farm and Home LLC has acquired a 357,000 square foot distribution center located on 54 acres in Abilene. “Orscheln is excited about the growth opportunities represented by the addition of this second distribution center and is now poised to double the number of Orscheln Farm and

  • Local |Business | January 11, 2015

    Cisneros Cattle joins Angus organization

    Cisneros Cattle Co. of Manhattan is a new member of the American Angus Association. The American Angus Association, with nearly 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus.

  • Local | January 09, 2015

    Rationing defined war fashion


    Infant. Bride. Pregnant. Deceased. If none of those words described you during World War II, your fashion was drastically altered. Marla Day, senior curator at KSU Historic Costume and Textiles Museum, spoke about clothing regulations during the war on Thursday at the Flint Hills Discovery

  • Local |Business | January 09, 2015

    Kroger renewing push to sell wine, liquor

    In 1881 Kansas was the first state to ban alcohol and that ban lasted until 1948, making it the last state to move away from the prohibition era. But, old habits die hard and Kansas’ liquor policy is still tied to laws drafted decades ago. That policy

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 09, 2015

    State seeks lifetime supervision for sex offender

    A Riley County attorney is seeking to increase the post-release supervision of a Manhattan man convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child in 2007, arguing his original sentence was illegal. Adrian Reese, who was 21 at the time of the crime, pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent

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