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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 31, 2016

    Grandview Plaza police drop charges against 25 soldiers

    Police have dropped all charges against the 25 soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, who were arrested earlier this month at a house party, according to the Army Times. The soldiers, who had faced drug- and alcohol-related charges, still could be disciplined by their commanders. “From our

  • Local |Business | January 30, 2016

    Ryan and Sons agents make realtors board

    Two agents for Ryan and Sons Realtors will serve on the Manhattan Association of Realtors Board of Directors for the current year. Jeff Pfannenstiel was elected to serve as board president for 2016. Son-in-law of broker/owner, Jim Ryan Jr., Pfannenstiel joined the firm in 2012. Phil

  • Local |Business | January 30, 2016

    Boys and Girls Club announces board members

    The Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan added the following individuals to its Board of Directors:  Krystal Dekat, Bev Fulton, Corey Kephart, Josh Kyle and Misty Vinduska. Board terms are for three years. Dekat worked in various areas of education for 16 years before obtaining

  • Local |Business | January 30, 2016

    Office Mart buys Mid-America Office Supplies

    Office Mart acquired Mid-America Office Supplies, 328 Poyntz Ave., effective Jan. 22. Office Mart, 311 Houston Street, Suite A, is a local company that sells furniture, office supplies and other essentials.

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2016

    Washburn names local graduates

    Washburn University students graduated with associate, bachelors or master’s degrees in a number disciplines in the ceremony at the Topeka campus in December. Local graduates include: •Alma: Krystle Anne McDonald, Bachelor’s Degree, Accounting; Chelsey Danielle Reves, Bachelor’s Degree, Nursing •Clay Center: Colby

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2016

    Local student earns SC academic honors

    An Cohen, Manhattan, was named to the Dean’s List at Southwestern College in Winfield. Full-time students who earned grade point averages of at least 3.70 (4.0 equals an A) were eligible for the honor. Southwestern College is a private institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees and

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2016

    Upper Iowa University announces Dean’s List

    Several local students were named to Upper Iowa University’s Dean’s List for the 2015 Fall semester. To be honored, a student must have earned a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student. Among the honorees were the

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2016

    PE teacher honored for fundraising

    A family history of heart disease and the passing of a loved one has motivated physical education teacher Jody Miller of St. George Elementary School to raise more than $160,000 for heart disease prevention and teach hundreds of students how to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle through

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2016

    FHCS students move on to regional bees

    Flint Hills Christian School held its school-wide geography bee Jan. 22 with middle schoolers Michael Dunaway taking first place, Danielle Dillon in 2nd place, and Benjamin Grubbs in third place. As the first place winner Dunaway will take an online exam to try to place in

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2016

    Local students win writing and art award

    The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Writing Contest Committee named several local students as winners of the art and writing contest. First place winners include: •K-2: Jiyeon Kim, Amanda Arnold Elementary, for writing and Vasumathi Raghavan, Lee Elementary, for art. •3-5: Harper Green,

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