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  • Local |Business | August 31, 2014

    Pawnee Mental hires program manager

    Ashley Mason has been named the program manager for Health Connect, the new health home program of Pawnee Mental Health Services. Health Homes are a program of the Kansas Medicaid program which provides coordinated physical and behavioral health care for eligible KanCare consumers. Health Connect

  • Local |Business | August 31, 2014

    Mercy hires new pain management doctor

    Andrew Barker, interventional pain management specialist, is now accepting new patients at Mercy Regional Health Center’s Pain Management Center. Barker recently finished his pain management fellowship and anesthesiology residency at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. Barker completed medical school at the

  • Local |Business | August 30, 2014

    Riley woman receives Pure Romance honor

    Riley resident Mallory Bohneblust, a consultant with Pure Romance, was honored earlier this month at the company’s World Conference attended by around 4,000 consultants, by being named to the President’s Club. Bohneblust has been a consultant with Pure Romance for five years. Pure Romance

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 29, 2014

    Purple Power Play brings festival atmosphere to kickoff


    A ninja turtle, street acts, knights in shining armor, and plenty of barbecue engulfed City Park Thursday night as Purple Power Play in the Park kicked off the school year and got K-State supporters fired up for Wildcat football. Along with entertainment provided by the

  • Local |Education | August 29, 2014

    School officials puzzled by state records request

    At least two area schools have received a mysterious open records request asking for information about politicos who have been invited to school events during the past three years. Rock Creek and Riley County school districts received the request on Aug. 21. The request, citing the

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 29, 2014

    DHS official calls NBAF progress ‘tremendous’


    All the way from Washington, D.C., three Kansas congressmen and an official of the Department of Homeland Security visited the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Friday morning. DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Reginald Brothers, along with Sen. Pat Roberts and Sen. Jerry

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 29, 2014

    Many variables affect risk of foodborne illness

    Improving education about risky food handling behaviors would reduce the amount of foodborne illness and help improve food security around the world, according to Kansas State University research. For their study, the university’s Kadri Koppel, assistant professor of human nutrition, and Edgar Chambers IV,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | August 29, 2014

    Guitar legend kicks off McCain series

    Blues icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Buddy Guy will open the 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University. Guy will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in McCain Auditorium. Credited with bridging the gap between 1960s Chicago electric blues and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 29, 2014

    Gonzalez found guilty of second-degree murder

    WESTMORELAND – A man’s intentions on the night he killed his friend were at the center of the jury’s deliberations on Thursday in Pottawatomie County District Court. The jurors left Judge Jeff Elder’s courtroom at 9:50 a.m. Almost four hours later, they returned

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 28, 2014

    Gonzalez takes stand in murder trial

    WESTMORELAND — Pablo Gonzalez was driving his black Honda Accord around St. Marys sometime between 4 or 5 a.m. Jan. 1, when the .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun he had with him fired a shot. On Wednesday in Pottawatomie County District Court, Gonzalez told jurors that he remembers glancing at

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