Classified employees at K-State voted to leave the state civil service system. In a 770 to 432 vote, classified employees chose to be employed directly by K-State as university support staff. Around 7.5 percent of the K-State’s approximately 16,000 classified employees voted Tuesday through Friday. This change provides
K-State veterinarians helped a Salina zoo with an especially large patient earlier this month. Rolling Hills Zoo called in the extra help to treat Milton, a two-ton, 34-year-old white rhinoceros, according to a report from the zoo. He was immobilized so the specialists could biopsy
Police are searching for a person who reportedly shot a man at a Junction City club early Saturday morning. Sgt. Trish Giordano of the Junction City Police Department said an officer made a routine traffic stop at 2:15 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of west 11
All lanes, ramps and bridges on K-18 are open after work finished Friday. The ramps from eastbound K-18 to Davis Drive and Davis Drive to eastbound K-18 opened to unrestricted traffic in Manhattan. The new bridge over K-18 connecting Miller Parkway to Davis Drive also
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a skid loader and trailer. The victim reported that a 2005 Caterpillar 248B skid loader and a 2006 Redi Haul 18 foot bumper pull trailer had been stolen sometime between 10:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 10 a.m. Nov. 17.
Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas is sponsoring the Adopt a Family for Christmas program in Geary and Riley counties. Last year, 30 Geary and Riley county area families were helped through the Adopt a Family for Christmas program. The program relies on donors to make Christmas
Funds from the City of Manhattan’s Housing Rehabilitation Program are currently available to assist low- and moderate-income homeowners to make emergency and accessibility repairs. Only homeowners in the city limits of Manhattan are eligible. Each homeowner can qualify for up to $5,000 to repair plumbing,
Body First added a 1,800 square foot wellness addition to the Body First Tennis and Fitness Center. Doug Sellers, owner of Body First, said the center includes a fitness center with cardio areas and weight room, group fitness classroom, three indoor tennis courts, three outdoor tennis
Big Poppi Bicycle Company of Manhattan has been named one of America’s Best Bike Shops for 2013 by the National Bicycle Dealers Association. They are one of only 170 bike shops nationwide to be given this honor in the first year of a program called America’
The CivicPlus human resources added Jeff Fleming as the corporate recruiter. As a graduate of Lander University with a bachelor’s degree in art. Fleming has had past experience dealing with sourcing and HR knowledge. He will be in charge of managing the full-cycle recruitment
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