JUNCTION CITY — There was an air of celebration at the C. L. Hoover Opera House Friday morning. Voting members of the Flint Hills Regional Council, along with assorted leaders from counties across this swath of Kansas, well-wishers, guests and even a lady from a local
Patti O’Dour stood in her leotard on the McCain Auditorium stage Saturday night, warming up the crowd at Kansas State’s 10th showcase for drag queens. Her hair stood so tall, it garnered a reference to “Whoville,” the town created by Dr. Seuss. Books
A fire destroyed an Ogden mobile home early Saturday morning. At around 1:46 a.m. Saturday, the Riley County Fire District was called for a structure fire at 509 S Park St. in Ogden. When the first truck arrived, the mobile home in Lot #1 was a blaze.
More than 3,500 Kansas State students received academic honors for the fall 2013 semester. These students earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above on at least 12 credit hours. Area students honored include: ALMA Melissa Ebert, Glenn Hafenstine, Abby Heigert, Schyler Rohleder, Ashley Stuewe, Bethanie Tharman &
Tina Wise, undeclared, of Manhattan, and Rachel Darey, accounting, and Madison Wiegers, biology, both of Wamego, will be among those honored as First Year Experience (FYE) Scholars at Washburn University. For the first time, Washburn students who have completed their initial semester of college with
Woodrow Wilson Elementary was recently recognized as part of the seventh annual Governor’s Achievement Awards, which goes to top performing K-12 schools in the state. Forty-two elementary schools, 10 middle/junior high schools and 18 high schools received honors. Each school must have been among the
Brett Seaton, a sixth grader, won Theodore Roosevelt’s annual spelling bee Jan. 24. Brett will compete in the Riley County Spelling Bee on Feb. 8. The bee started with 32 contestants. The first runner-up was Daniel Harkin, a fifth grader.
Two Kansas State University alumnae were added to the K-State Alumni Association’s administrative and programs department staff. Megan Jurgensmeier, who earned a degree in journalism and mass communications from K-State in 2011, was hired as associate director of membership. She will direct the Alumni Association’
Varney & Associates, CPAs named Melissa Larson, CPA, as an owner. Melissa joined the firm in 2003 with more than 10 years experience in public and private accounting. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State University. Larson specializes in providing attest, consulting,
Jury selection for a Manhattan man accused of aggravated robbery began today in his second trial. After his initial trial resulted in a hung jury, Levertis L. Horne, 22, is scheduled to undergo six days of a second. He is facing two counts of aggravated robbery,
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