The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson announced that Al Langton Insurance, Inc., in Manhattan has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2014. To qualify as an advantage agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five consecutive years. Advantage agents are recognized
The Tower Mental Health Foundation awarded $30,000 to the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas to fund staff training in the Youth Mental Health First Aid Program. Pawnee Mental Health Services received $1,000 of the funding from the state association. Youth Mental Health First Aid
If initial responses are correct, only a few employees will come to Manhattan’s future National Bio and Agro Defense Facility from Plum Island, N.Y., where an aging biosecurity facility will be phased out. NBAF will replace the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, where
Sen. Jerry Moran told Manhattan Rotary Club members Thursday afternoon he’s confident the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) will be built. Moran, who moved to Manhattan a year ago and has an office here, was the featured speaker for the club’s
Pet owners sometimes find themselves in emergencies where they can’t provide information about their pets that need care. Claflin Books and Copies is making emergency pet information cards — also known as ICE cards — to address that concern, according to store owner Stormy Kennedy. She
A thief or thieves stole more than two dozen pieces of equipment from Flint Hills Landscape, 9770 Limerick Lane, causing a loss of more than $56,000, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. The company reported the theft to the sheriff’s office on Monday and
Jessica Canfield is creating a garden half the size of a basketball court without planting a single flower, shrub or seed of grass. Canfield, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Kansas State University, was selected from more than 300 international applicants to bring her synthetic garden
A 45-year-old Duluth man died after he was ejected from a vehicle that rolled over two miles east of the Duluth Church on Duluth Road. Ronald L. Shelton was identified as the victim in the accident believed to have happened overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. At 10:15
There was little love for Topeka during Thursday morning’s Riley County Commission meeting. Debbie Regester, the county register of deeds, expressed her disapproval of Kansas Senate bill 298, which she reported had passed that chamber on Wednesday. It now moves to the House of Representatives.
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