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  • 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

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 14, 2014

    Power Play to remain at City Park in 2014

    Purple Power Play will stay at City Park. In 2013, construction work on Poyntz Avenue required that the event be moved temporarily to City Park. After much deliberation, the board of directors decided to keep the celebration at the park for 2014 football season, according to a

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | February 14, 2014

    K-State’s Ebony Theatre offers drama ‘The Story’

    Kansas State University’s Ebony Theatre presents “The Story,” a drama by playwright Tracey Scott Wilson, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-22 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Purple Masque Theatre. “The Story,” directed by recent Kansas State University theatre graduate Nahshon Ruffin, is a

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 14, 2014

    KSU system earns patent

    A patent was recently issued to Kansas State University for a system that controls the airflow to pistons in reciprocating internal combustion engines — engines powered by pistons. The system enables large-bore, multi-cylinder engines used in trains, pipelines, backup diesel generators and other fields to run

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | February 13, 2014

    Bremen man killed in crash

    A Bremen man died after a two-vehicle collision two miles west of Marysville on Wednesday. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report, around 6:40 p.m. Craig A. Moehlenbrink, 48, was struck by Sherilyn K. Pacha, 48, of Herkimer, after she failed to yield the right of

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 13, 2014

    K-State professor involved in lead intoxication research

    The Nile is a river in Egypt. Sometimes that river is polluted with industrial waste, such as lead, which can cause detrimental effects on local sheep and goats via the water supply. Kansas State University’s Ronette Gehring is an associate professor of clinical pharmacology

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