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  • Local |Traffic | September 15, 2013

    Motorists barged through Band Day parade


    Riley County police had a hard time keeping traffic off the Band Day parade route Saturday. The parade, which began at Triangle Park, looped around City Park along 11th Street, Poyntz Avenue and 14th Street and back to Triangle Park, was frequently interrupted by motorists

  • Local | September 15, 2013

    Former local baker vying for $1 million

    Kellie White, former Westmoreland resident, and daughter of Marjorie Conklin and the late Gary Conklin, was recently named one of 60 semifinalists in the freshly redesigned 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest.  Only 33 recipes will make it through to the next round. White, currently of Valley Park,

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2013

    Networks Plus adds account manager

    The Networks Plus team hired Anne Wertzberger as its newest account manager.  Wertzberger is a Kansas State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in social science and psychology. Before joining NetworksPlus, Wertzberger was a sales representative at Bisco Industries in Wichita.  While

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2013

    CivicPlus adds to staff

    Maggie Kufahl recently relocated to Manhattan and joined the CivicPlus team as a project manager.  She holds her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Kansas.  Since graduating, Maggie has gained great experience in managing projects from her time at

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2013

    Via Christi names new executive director

    Valerie McGhee is the new executive director of Via Christi Manhattan, a continuing care retirement community. She comes to Manhattan with many years of experience in the field of aging. She was born and raised in the greater Kansas City area.  Her undergraduate degree

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2013

    Grandma Hoerner’s Foods rebrands

    Alma-based Grandma Hoerner’s Foods Inc., changed its product line, gourmet store, and billboards.  Big Slice products are currently sold in 26-ounce mason jars, but there will be 10 flavors in custom-embossed, 19-ounce jars. The preserves, currently in 18-ounce masons, will be available in 11-ounce

  • Local |Business | September 13, 2013

    HCCI hires counselor

    Shania Dekat joined the staff of Housing and Credit Counseling in September 2013 as the manager and lead counselor for HCCI’s Manhattan office at 323 Poyntz Ave.  Shania was previously self-employed with SK Imaging Photography and as a loan processor for Community First National Bank.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 13, 2013

    Nichols the alleged shooter in two local murders

    Separate murders in Manhattan and Junction City last weekend allegedly involved the same gunman. Anthony S.Nichols, 33, of Kansas City, Kan., was charged Friday afternoon in the killing of a Manhattan man. He had already been arrested by Junction City police Wednesday on first-degree murder

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 13, 2013

    Woman connects two murders

    Christina Love and James McKenith were scheduled for their first court appearance today at 1 pm, charged with first-degree murder in the death of John Burroughs. Nakisha Moore, Love’s daughter, said she still does not understand why her mother and brother were arrested in connection

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 13, 2013

    Man convicted of sex crimes against child

    A former Fort Riley soldier and Manhattan resident was convicted Thursday of committing sex crimes against a child. George Ferenz, 30, was found guilty in the Riley County District Court of two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties against his

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