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  • Local |Education | February 16, 2014

    Area students graduate from college

    •Emily Beach of Manhattan graduated with distinction in December from Concordia University, Nebraska, in Seward, Neb. Beach received a bachelor of science degree in education. Those who earned a degree with at least a 3.5 GPA graduated with distinction. •Five area students graduated in December from

  • Local |Business | February 16, 2014

    CivicPlus hires tech officer

    CivicPlus hired Andy Sharma as the new chief technical officer. He has a master’s degree in information systems and marketing. Sharma was previously employed by Dell as the IT senior manager. In his new position, Sharma will be responsible for leading the development team

  • Local |Business | February 16, 2014

    Sunflower hires wealth adviser

    Sunflower Bank has hired Michael Hammersmith as a wealth management adviser. He will be serving prospective and current clients in the Junction City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Topeka, and Leeton, Mo., areas. Hammersmith earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a dual major in marketing

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | February 16, 2014

    KSU Foundation adds staff

    The KSU Foundation recently hired Jenna Harmison as development officer for annual giving and the 1863 Circle. A native of White City, Harmison most recently worked with Jack Morton Worldwide, an experiential and brand marketing agency, servicing their client, General Motors. She also worked with Meeting

  • Local |Business | February 16, 2014

    Chiropractor joins Rockhill

    Rockhill Chiropractic and Acupuncture added Amy E. Penrod-Filby. Originally from Garden City,  Filby earned her bachelor’s degree in life sciences from Kansas State University in 2005 before heading to Kansas City to attend Cleveland Chiropractic College where she earned her doctorate in chiropractic, graduating

  • Local |Business | February 16, 2014

    Fence company moves to Council Grove

    Hold’em Fence Company plans to move from its current location north of Alta Vista to the Morris County Industrial Park in Council Grove in order to better manufacture and serve the company’s growing list of clients. The Hold’em Fence Company manufactures turnkey-constructed

  • Local |Business | February 14, 2014

    It’s all hands on deck for local florists on Valentine’s Day

    Betsy baddeley.phatch

    They’re just like Santa’s elves working behind the scenes, but it’s not Christmas, of course. Florists in Manhattan flower shops have been working like mad this week to make sure people receive bouquets of roses, teddy bears and boxes of chocolates for

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 14, 2014

    Sherow enters House race

    Jim sherow.phatch

    Former Manhattan mayor Jim Sherow is officially in the race for the U.S. House 1st District seat. After starting an exploratory committee last month, he released a statement Friday stating he filed paperwork for the seat held by U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan.,

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 14, 2014

    Ott named public works director

    Robert Ott has been promoted to director of Public Works for Manhattan effective immediately. City manager Ron Fehr said Friday that Ott will be responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing all facets of operations, budget and personnel within the Department of Public Works, which

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | February 14, 2014

    Questions on the future of air service in Manhattan


    Q: Allegiant Air proved to be a poor match for Manhattan, but expanded air service would benefit the region. How did Allegiant dropping Manhattan hurt our chances of attracting another airline? Will Topeka’s new service impact those efforts? What is being done to woo

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