Brett Seaton, a sixth grader, won Theodore Roosevelt’s annual spelling bee Jan. 24. Brett will compete in the Riley County Spelling Bee on Feb. 8. The bee started with 32 contestants. The first runner-up was Daniel Harkin, a fifth grader.
Two Kansas State University alumnae were added to the K-State Alumni Association’s administrative and programs department staff. Megan Jurgensmeier, who earned a degree in journalism and mass communications from K-State in 2011, was hired as associate director of membership. She will direct the Alumni Association’
Varney & Associates, CPAs named Melissa Larson, CPA, as an owner. Melissa joined the firm in 2003 with more than 10 years experience in public and private accounting. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State University. Larson specializes in providing attest, consulting,
Jury selection for a Manhattan man accused of aggravated robbery began today in his second trial. After his initial trial resulted in a hung jury, Levertis L. Horne, 22, is scheduled to undergo six days of a second. He is facing two counts of aggravated robbery,
Q: We have some fiscally conservative city and county commissioners, yet they chose to spend the weekend retreat in Overland Park rather than in Manhattan. What’s the justification for going to OP rather than staying in town? Did taxpayers pay their expenses?
Wamego is gearing up to be host to the state’s largest traveling festival in May. The 25th annual Kansas Sampler Festival, which moves to a new city every two years, will be May 3 and 4 in 2014 and May 2 and 3 in 2015. It will take place in
A house fire caused more than $100,000 to a Manhattan home Monday afternoon. The fire in a single family residence caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the house and an estimated $50,000 to its contents. The occupants were not home at the time of the fire. When
Leaders and activists in the fight against hunger will convene in downtown Wichita in February to generate strategies and action plans for ways that college campuses can combat hunger. The 2014 Hunger Dialogue is Feb. 25-26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The event brings together individuals
Kansas State University has named 12 high school seniors as finalists for the university’s Civic Leadership Scholarship, presented by Kansas Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Financial Services. The finalists competed in an on-campus interview and recognition day Jan. 23. The competition rewards students who are making
Kansas State University’s Division of Continuing Education has awarded $26,400 in scholarships to distance education students across the country for the spring 2014 term. This is the largest amount of scholarship funding the division has awarded for a single semester. Dave Stewart, associate dean of continuing
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