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  • Local |Education | March 09, 2014

    USD 383 officials weigh in on SAT changes

    Some USD 383 officials say planned changes to the SAT college entrance exam seem to be a step in the right direction. The College Board announced its plans to alter major aspects of the test last week. “With what limited information that has come out, it

  • Local |Education | March 09, 2014

    Area students place in regional bee

    Four area students placed in the top 10 at the regional spelling bee in Topeka on Saturday afternoon. Ricky Hu a sixth-grader at Marysville Elementary came in second at the competition, which took place at Seaman High School. Genevieve Archer, an eighth-grader at St. Mary’s

  • Local |Fort Riley | March 09, 2014

    Fort Riley soldiers integrate new virtual training

    The concept of “war games” has taken a new — and very literal — turn at Fort Riley. This week the Army’s 1st Infantry Division has integrated a new training system that not only cuts cost, but readies its troops and commanders faster. The new training

  • Local |Business | March 09, 2014

    Dermatologist gets KU Medical appointment

    Dr. John R. Adams, MD, a Board Certified Dermatologist of Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, P.A., Manhattan, has recently been appointed as a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Kansas University School of Medicine. In this capacity, he

  • Local |Business | March 09, 2014

    Chiropractor starts local practice Monday

    Dean Dierksen, DC, will begin practice in Manhattan on Monday. Dierksen, a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, is moving to Manhattan after practicing in Kansas City for the past two years. Dr. Dierksen is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and

  • Local |Business | March 09, 2014

    Wamego bank promotes staff

    First National Bank of Wamego (FNB) recently promoted three staff members: Jacque Ekart, Troy Pfeifer, and Shaun Rowe for exceptional performance and dedication to serving local area businesses and consumers. For more than seven years, Jacque Ekart has worked for the bank’s Data and

  • Local |Business | March 09, 2014

    KSU Foundation announces two hires

    •Darin Russell is the new senior director of development for the College of Business Administration. He joins the foundation with more than 20 years experience in all aspects of development, most recently serving as senior director of development and team lead for the College of Agricultural

  • Local |Business | March 09, 2014

    Weis Real Estate hires two realtors

    Realty Executives Weis Real Estate Company hired realtors Dennis Woods and Becky McDonald. •Newly-licensed real estate professional and certified golf professional Dennis Woods grew up in Manhattan. Upon his graduation from Kansas State University in Business Management, he began his career in golf at Rolling

  • Local |Education | March 09, 2014

    Area students named on University of Kansas honor roll

    LAWRENCE — Approximately 4,620 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2013 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of health professions and nursing in Kansas City, Kan., represent 93 of 105 Kansas counties, 45 other states and 40 other countries.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 07, 2014

    Students earn Goldwater Scholarship nominations

    Kansas State University has nominated four students for the 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The nominees are Thuy Cao, Garden City; Max Goering, McPherson; Brendan Heffernan, Olathe; and Christine Spartz, Ellington, Conn. Established by Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry M. Goldwater from Arizona, the scholarship

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