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  • Local | June 23, 2014

    Officials offer tips for safe Stampede

    Riley County Emergency Medical Services director Larry Couchman and RCPD Captain Kurt Moldrup told county commissioners Monday morning their departments are gearing up for this weekend’s Kicker Country Stampede music festival and urged those who plan to attend to take proper precautions to ensure

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 23, 2014

    Agencies to make budget requests

    City commissioners on Tuesday will hear about 2015 budget requests from outside services and agencies. The work session begins at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The agencies presenting their budget requests are the Manhattan Public Library, Social Service Advisory Board (SSAB), Special Alcohol Funds Advisory Committee,

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 23, 2014

    KSU selects 10 startup companies to help in ‘Launch a Business’

    The Kansas State University College of Business Administration has selected 10 high-potential startup ventures for participation in the inaugural class of the K-State Launch a Business program, or LAB program, powered by KS State Bank. The selected businesses will take part in a five-session summer program,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | June 22, 2014

    Officials unearth explosive device

    Officials evacuated 60 residences in Fort Riley on Friday after the discovery of an unidentified explosive device on Custer Hill. The device, which Fort Riley officials referred to as an “unexploded ordnance,” was unearthed near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Hamptom Place, according to a

  • Local |Education | June 22, 2014

    Dental hygiene students pass clinical board exams

    Since the MATC Dental Hygiene Program began in 2010, it has celebrated a 100 percent first-time pass rate on both the clinical and written national board exams for all graduating classes thus far.  The class of 2014 has added to this impressive accomplishment with each student passing

  • Local |Education | June 22, 2014

    Iowa State University students named to dean’s list for spring semester

    AMES, Iowa — More than 7,024 Iowa State University undergraduates have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the 2014 spring semester Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale

  • 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

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