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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 11, 2013

    State-of-the-art justice facility opens in Pottawatomie County


    A courtroom that allows judges to decide which jurors see certain video and audio evidence. A 76-person max capacity jail. Those features and more are inside the new Pottawatomie County Justice Center, the first portion of which opens Aug. 19. The $14 million center is designed to

  • Local |Business | August 11, 2013

    Local inventor chosen as a national finalist

    A Manhattan inventor and entrepreneur has been chosen as a finalist in a national competition for a project that would supply Greensburg, with a solar-powered LED sign to promote the city’s green initiatives. Mark Moser is the man behind the Konza Portable Solar Tracker,

  • Local |Business | August 11, 2013

    Arizona church partners with MCC

    Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) has partnered with Manhattan Christian College to launch an accredited learning experience this week that will enable college students to gain valuable inside training from one of the fastest-growing churches in the U.S. with on-the-job experience, leadership

  • Local |Business | August 11, 2013

    Westar see high profits from higher rates

    Westar Energy, Inc. announced earnings of $67 million, or $0.53 per share, for the second quarter 2013 compared with earnings of $61 million, or $0.48 per share, for the second quarter 2012. Earnings for the six months ended June 30 were $118 million, or $0.93 per share, compared with $89 million, or $0.70 per share, for

  • Local |Business | August 11, 2013

    Pawnee receives $1,500 in funding

    The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has awarded Pawnee Mental Health Services $1,500 to purchase self-regulation curriculum to be used with children and adolescents diagnosed with serious emotional disturbances (SED). The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the company that operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and

  • Local |Education | August 09, 2013

    It’s back to school for USD 383 bus driver trainees

    Bus 2.phatch

    High school students avoid riding the school bus if they can, but about 80 adults have deliberately returned to the school bus … to drive. That’s how many bus drivers USD 383 currently has, and they’re training even more for the upcoming school year. Transportation director

  • Local |Education | August 09, 2013

    Marriage proposal interrupts meeting

    The approximately 750 USD 383 employees who gathered in MHS’s Rezac Auditorium got the expected start-of-the-school-year orientation, and then some. They also witnessed a marriage proposal. During the normal introductions that accompany such sessions, Michelle Jones, the district’s communications coordinator, called Emily Dossett, director of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 09, 2013

    Defendant takes stand in home invasion trial

    A Manhattan man accused of armed robbery took the stand in his own defense Thursday afternoon.  Levertis Horne, 22, acknowledged going to the apartment where the victims lived in an effort to buy marijuana, but denied being armed at the time. Horne is being tried

  • Local | August 09, 2013

    Need a DD? Business will get you — and your car — home safely

    Act4safety 2

    A new service in Manhattan is out to combat driving under the influence by getting people —and their vehicles — home safely. ACT4Safety, or Alternative Consumer Transportation, opened its doors last week. Steve Milton, CEO and owner of the company, got the idea for the

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 09, 2013

    KSU vets give 5 tips on how to protect pets during a flood

    Hundreds of homeowners across the country are either preparing or recovering from a flood. That makes for a stressful situation for residents and their furry friends, too. “It’s traumatic on pets,” said Susan Nelson, clinical associate professor at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health

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