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  • Local |Government, Politics | September 29, 2013

    How a shutdown could affect Manhattan

    Plenty of area residents are holding their breath as politicians in Washington play partisan politics over the Affordable Care Act, using a possible government shutdown as leverage. The latest continuing resolution to keep the country funded expires Monday, and Congress has yet to pass a

  • Local | September 29, 2013

    Dorothy goes free in mock murder trial

    “Wizard of Oz” fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Dorothy Gale was aquitted Saturday in a mock trial at the Columbian Theatre in Wamego. The beloved character was tried for the murder of the Wicked Witch of the West and theft of a pair

  • Local |Business | September 29, 2013

    Kistner’s owners picks Kansas flowers over Montana, Alaska

    The floral arrangement has arrived for the funeral service. The grandfather, a lifelong outdoorsman, is being laid to rest. But his casket piece is no ordinary collection of plants. It is a remarkable arrangement of beautiful flowers, intermingled with deer antlers and his actual fishing

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 29, 2013

    Architect team for new KSU business building selected

    The architect team of Ebert Mayo/PGAV has been selected for the new College of Business Administration building at Kansas State University. The team was chosen through a national competition conducted this summer. Construction is expected to start in September 2014 and be completed in July 2016.

  • Local |Business | September 29, 2013

    Shear Dynamics adds to beauty team

    Chloe Larson came to Manhattan from Tennessee. She specializes in hair and natural nail services. She works Monday and Wednesday-Saturday. Tracy Stueve is a massage therapist and works by appointment only.  She will also be working as a front desk assistant. Chay Schneller is

  • Local |Business | September 29, 2013

    Better Business Bureau recognizes local businessman

    The Better Business Bureau serving Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas Plains and southwest Iowa recognized Pioneer Services, the military division of MidCountry Bank, with a 2012 Integrity Award during an award ceremony at The Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Neb., on Sept. 19.  The award was for the

  • Local |Business | September 29, 2013

    CivicPlus adds 2 more to staff

    The customer support team hired its newest team member, Staley Cluts, as a senior support specialist. Cluts has more than 15 years of experience with networks and services, domain administration and troubleshooting.  For 13 years, Cluts worked with CACI as a systems analyst III, where he

  • Local |Business | September 29, 2013

    Westar installs new covers to prevent outages

    They come unannounced. Some may be looking for shelter; others are looking for a meal. They make their way through fences and mazes of equipment, unaware of the potential danger that exists within an electric substation. When birds, snakes, raccoons, squirrels and other wildlife come

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 28, 2013

    K-State alum gets LGBT scholarship

    Samuel Brinton, an alumnus of Kansas State University, received a Out to Innovate scholarship from the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. The scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | September 27, 2013

    Enrollment up at K-State despite statewide decline

    Kansas State University and Manhattan Area Technical College both bucked a trend with increased enrollment, according to data released Friday by the Kansas Board of Regents. The jumps occurred despite the state’s overall higher education enrollment being down this fall. Kansas State has 24,581 students

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