Friday, May 29, 2015



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  • Local |Briefs |Business | May 23, 2015

    Alumni association hires communications coordinator

    Ashley Bergner has joined the K-State Alumni Association staff as communications coordinator. Bergner is responsible for editing the Alumni Association’s monthly electronic newsletter. She also supports the K-Stater magazine editorial team and assists with photography. Bergner, a Sedgwick native, is a 2010 graduate of Friends

  • Local |Briefs |Business | May 23, 2015

    AIB earns five-star rating, accreditation

    AIB International Certification Services (AIBI-CS) recently received American National Standards Institute accreditation to offer International Featured Standard (IFS) audits and earned British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) esteemed 5-star rating. After a detailed and lengthy accreditation process, AIBI-CS is now approved to offer certification to the

  • Local |Briefs |Business | May 23, 2015

    Big Poppi Bicycle owner up for national small business award

    Jeff Koenig, owner of Big Poppi Bicycle Co., has been named one of five finalists for a national small business advocate award. National Small Business Advocate announced finalists for the 2015 Lewis Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award. The award winner will be announced

  • Local |Briefs |Business | May 23, 2015

    New provider joins Advanced Dermatology

    Matthew Patton as the newest provider for Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center. Patton is a board certified physician assistant receiving his Master of Physician Assistant from Wichita State University in 2009. He practiced dermatology in the Kansas City area before coming to Advanced Dermatology in

  • Local |Briefs |Business | May 23, 2015

    Hayden employee celebrates two years with company

    Hayden Orthodontics is celebrating a two-year anniversary with chairside assistant Randi Won. Won grew up in an Army family and has traveled extensively. She enjoys spending time with her two children, DJ and Jazzmin, and loves to knit, crochet and bake for her family and

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | May 22, 2015

    Proposal to freeze tuition scrapped

    Kansas higher education institutions could increase tuition for the next school year after legislators on Thursday ditched a proposal to freeze tuition rates as part of budget negotiations. House and Senate budget negotiations resulted in dropping the proposal, which was part of a budget deal

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 22, 2015

    Does hosting outside officers at range violate RCPD’s lease?

    Wonder1

    Is the Riley County Police Department violating its shooting range lease when it holds training sessions with other agencies? I’m not a lawyer or a judge, so I have no idea if the Riley County Police Department is violating its lease with James Seymour

  • Local |Education | May 22, 2015

    After 46 years, teacher leaves Amanda Arnold for last time

    Teacher.phatch

    Second-grade teacher Elvera Bergsten called the end of her 46-year teaching career “bittersweet” on Friday. Bergsten taught her final class on Thursday at Amanda Arnold Elementary School, which is where she has taught since the school opened in 1985. Before coming to Amanda Arnold, Bergsten taught

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | May 22, 2015

    US 24 traffic study to use Bluetooth to track vehicles

    A proposed study will use Bluetooth technology to track vehicle traffic along U.S. 24. Officials discussed the plan Thursday during a review of options for an extension of Marlatt Avenue from Riley County into Pottawatomie County at the joint city, Riley County and Pottawatomie County

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 22, 2015

    Area officials discuss future road projects

    Transportation officials shared the potential impact of future road projects Thursday during the joint city, Riley County and Pottawatomie County meeting. The Flint Hills Transportation Plan is a 25-year infrastructure blueprint that’s expected to be adopted in December. The Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (

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