Monday, November 30, 2015

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  • Local |Business | November 22, 2015

    Zac Burton: Grand Mere mogul


    Who is Zac Burton? Wait, there’s a different question lurking here: Why are we even asking about Zac Burton? Lyle Butler, president of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, offers up a reason to get the conversation rolling with one simple fact. “If you

  • Local |Business | November 22, 2015

    Business is blooming at holiday poinsettia sale


    Poinsettias were in high demand Friday afternoon at the annual K-State Gardens holiday poinsettia sale. In fact, if you didn’t get there within the first hour, you were likely out of luck — unless you were willing to branch out and try an amaryllis instead.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 22, 2015

    KSU professors investigate spread of infectious diseases

    Two Kansas State University researchers are exploring how diseases spread across long distances in an effort to learn how to better control the next human, animal or plant epidemic. Caterina Scoglio, professor of electrical and computer engineering and Faryad Darabi Sahneh, research assistant professor of

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2015

    New Boston promotes one, hires one

    New Boston Creative Group promoted Paige Burton-Argo to director of operations and hired Ashley Lawson as graphic designer. A Frankfort native, Burton-Argo earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. Since joining New Boston in 2012, she has served as a

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2015

    Regional council hires planning manager

    The Flint Hills Regional Council hired Jennifer Jordan as its regional planning manager. Jordan will be responsible for provision of comprehensive land use and policy planning as well as research and analytical services for the municipalities and counties of the Flint Hills Region Council. Jordan

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2015

    GTM announces three new vice presidents

    GTM Sportswear announced three vice president promotions from within the company. Miranda Hardenburger, vice president of sales, has been with GTM since 2001, starting out as the receptionist.  She moved into sales and has held many roles throughout the department, including the establishment of GTM

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2015

    Prairiewood Retreat opens HomePlace

    Prairiewood Retreat and Preserve opened the HomePlace at Prairiewood, a new lodging option with two private bedroom and bathroom suites. Features of the HomePlace rooms include oversized whirlpool tub, gas fireplaces, and spa-style bathrooms. Prairiewood regularly hosts weddings, corporate retreats and special events. It is

  • Local |Traffic |Education | November 20, 2015

    ATA to launch fixed bus routes in JC early next year

    The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency will begin running fixed routes in Junction City in early 2016. Agency director Anne Smith said Thursday the ATA Bus routes would likely start in February with three buses ordered for them. She spoke during the joint city of Manhattan,

  • Local |Business | November 20, 2015

    With fewer zoning exemptions, older properties tougher to sell

    You’d think a real estate agent who just snagged contracts to sell seven houses valued at more than $750,000 would be thrilled. Instead, Loren Pepperd of G & A Real Estate is frustrated, because he’s looking at a puzzle that might be unsolvable for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 20, 2015

    Arand gets life for killing uncle

    A Belvue man on Thursday was sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 death of his uncle. Christopher Arand, 37, admitted to killing 70-year-old Larry Arand just before a jury trial was scheduled to begin in October. According to an arrest affidavit, Arand told police that

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