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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 10, 2013

    Housing Authority gets $75,000 grant

    Manhattan Housing Authority received $75,000 in federal grant money on Thursday to help local families obtain safe, affordable housing. The funding came from a program that assists people with low incomes. JoAnn Sutton, director of Manhattan Housing Authority, said the money will go to help residents

  • Local | November 10, 2013

    Officials: Road work will not alter Veterans Day Parade route

    Manhattan will honor military service members on Monday. The Flint Hills Veterans Coalition has put together several activities honoring veterans on Monday, beginning with a 7 a.m. breakfast at the American Legion Post 17. After breakfast, a parade will go down Poyntz Avenue from Third to 14

  • Local |Business | November 10, 2013

    Sink, Gordon and Associates promotes Manhattan CPA

    Scott Lake, certified public accountant, has been promoted to senior manager. Lake is a graduate of Kansas State University and has been with the firm since 1998. Lake specializes in small business, corporate and partnership taxation, employee benefit plans, sales tax and nonprofits. He is a

  • Local |Business | November 10, 2013

    Manhattan bank reports profits in third quarter

    Landmark Bancorp, Inc, reported net earnings of $1,300,000 for the quarter ended September 30, compared to $1,200,000 for the third quarter of 2012. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, Landmark reported net earnings of $4.1 million, compared to $4.8 million in the first nine months of 2012. Also, Landmark’s board of

  • Local |Business | November 10, 2013

    CivicPlus continues to hire professionals

    CivicPlus hired Katie Manring to join the Client Care team as a community engagement consultant. She is a graduate of Kansas State University, with a major in English literature, and an associate degree in liberal arts. She will assist with driving new functionality and community

  • Local |Business | November 10, 2013

    Sports Clips taking donations for VFW

    Sport Clips Haircuts at 705 N Third Place in Manhattan is taking donations for its annual fundraiser, “Help A Hero” campaign. Since 2007, the program has supported the VFW’s “Free Call Days,” making more than 2 million calls home possible for deployed and hospitalized U.S. service

  • Local |Education | November 10, 2013

    USD 383 teachers receive project funds

    Sixteen teachers in Manhattan received funding for school projects posted on the website, DonorsChoose, from US Cellular through the Calling All Teachers campaign. The wireless carrier funded $500,000 in creative and impactful classroom projects submitted by public school teachers. Locally, the teachers received a total of $12,701.42.

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 10, 2013

    Service to honor Westmoreland man

    WAMEGO — Funeral services are Thursday for a 35-year-old Kansas soldier killed in Afghanistan. Army Sgt. 1st Class Forrest Warren Robertson, of Westmoreland, died Sunday while deployed in the Logar province of Afghanistan. The Defense Department says Robertson died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked

  • Local |Business | November 08, 2013

    Allegiant’s inaugural Manhattan flight takes 133 to Phoenix Mesa

    Phoenix map final.phatch

    It was worth the wait. After a seemingly endless build-up, a planeload of folks headed for the Arizona sunshine finally zoomed out of Manhattan Regional Airport Thursday afternoon. Allegiant Air’s inaugural flight from Manhattan to Phoenix-Mesa carried 133 generally pleased passengers off to the desert.

  • Local |Education | November 08, 2013

    Low funds, high enrollment affecting MATC’s programs

    Manhattan Area Technical College is experiencing growing pains. MATC enrollment is increasing rapidly, yet state funding has not matched that growth. The college currently has more than 1,300 students, an enrollment increase of 200 percent in nine years. Rob Edleston, MATC president and CEO, said the college

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