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  • Local |Business | September 29, 2013

    Better Business Bureau recognizes local businessman

    The Better Business Bureau serving Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas Plains and southwest Iowa recognized Pioneer Services, the military division of MidCountry Bank, with a 2012 Integrity Award during an award ceremony at The Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Neb., on Sept. 19.  The award was for the

  • Local |Business | September 29, 2013

    CivicPlus adds 2 more to staff

    The customer support team hired its newest team member, Staley Cluts, as a senior support specialist. Cluts has more than 15 years of experience with networks and services, domain administration and troubleshooting.  For 13 years, Cluts worked with CACI as a systems analyst III, where he

  • Local |Business | September 29, 2013

    Westar installs new covers to prevent outages

    They come unannounced. Some may be looking for shelter; others are looking for a meal. They make their way through fences and mazes of equipment, unaware of the potential danger that exists within an electric substation. When birds, snakes, raccoons, squirrels and other wildlife come

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 28, 2013

    K-State alum gets LGBT scholarship

    Samuel Brinton, an alumnus of Kansas State University, received a Out to Innovate scholarship from the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. The scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | September 27, 2013

    Enrollment up at K-State despite statewide decline

    Kansas State University and Manhattan Area Technical College both bucked a trend with increased enrollment, according to data released Friday by the Kansas Board of Regents. The jumps occurred despite the state’s overall higher education enrollment being down this fall. Kansas State has 24,581 students

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 27, 2013

    RCPD reaching out to Manhattan’s Hispanic residents

    Police are reaching out to the local Hispanic community. With a relationship compromised by cultural differences, language barriers, racial and immigration issues, the Riley County Police Department is working to build stronger and more positive relationships with the 3,000-plus Hispanic residents in the area. 

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 27, 2013

    Professor’s book promotes freehand sketching

    When it comes to writing, Kansas State University’s Peter Magyar knows how to “draw” on success. The College of Architecture, Planning & Design professor has just released his eighth book — and his third this year — that, like most of his other books, focuses on

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 26, 2013

    Dozens turn out to learn how flood map will affect them

    Flood maps.phatch

    The changing floodplain has the public’s attention. A few dozen residents turned up at City Hall Wednesday to discuss the new proposed FEMA floodplain maps with city and county officials. More than 400 properties around Wildcat Creek were added into the high-risk area of the

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2013

    Local HR officials say Obamacare won’t make big difference

    Perhaps Obamacare won’t cause much of a fuss, after all. At least not locally. Some local HR directors say they aren’t expecting many changes as elements of the Affordable Care Act come to fruition. The Health Insurance Marketplace, an agency created by the

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 26, 2013

    Commission reconsiders PBC decision

    The Riley County Commission agreed Thursday to reconsider its earlier decision to eliminate a citizens advisory panel from the structure of the proposed Public Building Commission. But that decision does not necessarily mean that the citizens panel eventually will be part of the language. Commissioners

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