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  • Local |Business | November 17, 2013

    Waters True Value acquires Lichtenhan Ace Hardware

    On November 5, Jim Waters, president of Waters True Value, and Jerry Lichtenhan, owner of Lichtenhan Ace Hardware in Wamego, signed an agreement for Waters True Value to acquire Lichtenhan Ace Hardware. Waters True Value will take possession and open for business Dec. 1. The Lichtenhan’s

  • Local |Business | November 17, 2013

    USAA expands to Junction City

    USAA opened an office in Junction City to serve members of the military community with the opening of its newest financial center. USAA opened a financial center at 507 East Chestnut St. in Junction City. Junction City will be the home of USAA’s 18th financial

  • Local |Business | November 17, 2013

    Manhattan chiropractor elected to KCA board

    Topeka — Members of the Kansas Chiropractic Association (KCA) elected Thad Schneider to the board of directors during its annual meeting in Overland Park on Oct. 12. Schneider was elected to serve a one-year term as secretary/treasurer. He, who practices at Chiropractic Family Health Center in

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 15, 2013

    Irwin Army Hospital 85 percent complete

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    FORT RILEY — For long-term patients at Irwin Army Community Hospital, the new facility opening next year should be a home away from home. Construction of the 550,000-square-foot hospital, which is adjacent to the current structure and will bear the same name, is around 85 percent complete.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 15, 2013

    KSU admin talk rumors before vote

    K-State officials needed to answer questions and address rumors prior to a classified staff vote next week. Around 200 of the university’s approximately 16,000 classified employees attended two forums Friday at the K-State Alumni Center. A vote running from Tuesday through Friday of next week will

  • Local |Business | November 15, 2013

    Manhattan Crisis Center receives grant

    Manhattan Crisis Center has received $128,649 in 2014 funding from the federal government. Executive director Judy Davis said the funding comes from the Victims of Crime Act, and they receive a portion of the money collected from fines and forfeitures. She said they have received the money

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 15, 2013

    Schultz: Enrollment cap may be used at Kansas State

    K-State President Kirk Schulz mentioned the concept of enrollment management during a classified employees forum Friday. Schulz said after the forum that a consultant from Noel-Levitz Higher Education Consulting is planning to visit in mid-December. “They’re going to have a workshop to start talking

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 15, 2013

    Bomb threat called into K-Mart Thursday

    Authorities in Pottawatomie and Riley counties confirmed that the Manhattan Kmart received a bomb threat Thursday afternoon. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat confirmed that Kmart, 401 E. Poyntz Ave.,  received a call about a bomb shortly after 1 p.m., but none was found. Riat declined

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 15, 2013

    K-State’s Eiselein named Professor of the Year

    Students in Gregory Eiselein’s courses rate him as one of the best. Now, a leading education academy is doing the same. Eiselein, professor of English and university distinguished teaching scholar at Kansas State University, has been named the 2013 Kansas Professor of the Year by

  • Local | November 14, 2013

    Westmoreland soldier honored as 1,600 flags line funeral route

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    WAMEGO — The streets of Wamego were lined with American flags Thursday to honor a fallen soldier. Sgt. Forrest Robertson, originally from Westmoreland but stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia with the 3rd Infantry Division, died Nov. 3 in Afghanistan, and people from all over the state

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