CivicPlus added Aaron Gatz as its newest Client support specialist. He graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems. In his new position, Gatz will be able to use past experiences to assist him in being a voice for
Networks Plus hired Karron Swift to the team as a network technician. As a graduate of Manhattan Area Technical College with an associate degree in applied sciences for information network technology, he will be a great asset to NWP. As a network technician, he will
Mark Knackendoffel, president and CEO of The Trust Company, recently received the designation of NFLPA registered player financial advisor. The program is administered by the NFL Players Association, the union for professional football players in the National Football League. This program aims to give NFL
Grace’s Asian Fusion Cafe, 1319 Anderson Ave. in Aggieville, recently received its liquor license. The cafe will feature local Artisan beers, global wines by the glass (French, Argentine, as well as Napa Valley, US wines) and specialty drinks such as warm Swedish Glogg as its
Kansas State University was recently granted a U.S. patent for a material that helps convert straw and other grasses into a cleaner substance for alternative energy and fuel. The patent, “Char Supported Catalysts for Syngas Cleanup and Condition,” was issued to the Kansas State
Cathy Wilbur, a math teacher at West Elementary School in Wamego, was named a 2012 national finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. National finalists are announced on an 18-month cycle. 2013 finalists will be announced in the summer of 2014. The Presidential
Manhattan High School Thespian Troupe #941 received several honors at the State Thespian Conference in Wichita. Manhattan Thespians won the Gold Honor Troupe Award, the highest category possible for their community service, show schedule, fundraising and touring shows, based on a presentation by historian Levi Jones.
Taylor Lund, Laura Muller, Latoya Nelson-Hagemann and Staci Thomas, all of Manhattan, made the fall 2013 dean’s list at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above.
Victoria E. Dissmore, grade 11, of Severn, Md., earned honors for the fall 2013 term at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H. Victoria is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Peter Dissmore. Peter is a chaplain at Fort Riley.
WAMEGO — One of Wamego’s largest and most historic homes is going up for auction. The Ditto-Leach mansion at 910 Fifth St., built in 1890, will be auctioned off on March 15. The home’s current owners, Rose and Bill Ditto, have decided to downsize. “Rose said, ‘I
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