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  • Local |Education | February 02, 2014

    First year students honored at Washburn

    Tina Wise, undeclared, of Manhattan, and Rachel Darey, accounting, and Madison Wiegers, biology, both of Wamego, will be among those honored as First Year Experience (FYE) Scholars at Washburn University. For the first time, Washburn students who have completed their initial semester of college with

  • Local |Education | February 02, 2014

    State salutes Wilson Elementary

    Woodrow Wilson Elementary was recently recognized as part of the seventh annual Governor’s Achievement Awards, which goes to top performing K-12 schools in the state. Forty-two elementary schools, 10 middle/junior high schools and 18 high schools received honors. Each school must have been among the

  • Local |Education | February 02, 2014

    Roosevelt Elementary spelling bee results

    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.

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | February 02, 2014

    KSU Alumni Association adds to staff

    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’

  • Local |Business | February 02, 2014

    Varney & Associates names new partner

    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,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 31, 2014

    Jury selection under way in robbery case

    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,

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | January 31, 2014

    Why is chamber retreat in Overland Park?

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    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?

  • Local |Business | January 31, 2014

    More than 200 exhibitors registered for festival

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 31, 2014

    Brierwood house fire causes $150,000 in damage to home

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    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

  • Local | January 31, 2014

    Hunger Dialogue planned for February in Wichita

    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

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