Mary Lonker, a high school English language arts teacher at Wamego High School was named a Region 1 finalist for the 2014 Kansas Teacher of the Year award today. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state. The announcements were made
Anastasia Cooper, a Manhattan High alumna, is researching how plants defend against insects at Arkansas State University. Blue cactus-borers attack prickly pear cacti, and the cacti have an arsenal of defenses ready. However, when the South American cactus-borer attacks, it severely damages the plant. The
Nathan Doubek Phillips of Manhattan has been accepted into the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health in Chapel Hill, N.C. This fall, he started the two-year executive master’s program of Healthcare Administration. The program will allow Nathan to be a
Darcy Buchman of Manhattan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in May from Saginaw Valley State University. Saginaw Valley State University is located on a suburban campus in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region.
Marjorie Frances Mayville of Fort Riley graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science on Aug. 9. Mayville was among more than 800 students who received degrees. Ranked No. 25 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented
Zachary Nelson, a junior from Manhattan majoring in Health Science at Friends University, is one of 30 men’s basketball student-athletes that have been named 2012-13 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes. The group consists of 15 seniors, eight juniors and seven sophomores. Student-athletes must have sophomore standing
Gloria Newingham, a professional in fashion and accessories for women, recently retired from Dillards after 21 years. She is starting her own business, Gloria’s, to help people with their fashion needs. She will give personal consulting on fashion wardrobes, and help organize closets. She also
Riley County Police Officer William “Bill” Schuck announced his retirement from the Riley County Police Department. Schuck began his career with the department in September 1985 as a patrol officer. He has served the department, citizens of Manhattan and Riley County in various capacities throughout his 28
Hackerott’s Leadership Academy, 4912 Skyway Drive, recently earned the status of Grade Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center. Jeremiah Hackerott, Gracie blue belt and owner, underwent months of testing to earn the status of Certified Instructor. In addition, extensive training was involved in getting the school approved
Adam Bentley has been named the city’s the new assistant city manager. Bentley will start work here October 14. City manager Ron Fehr, who announced Bentley’s selection from among four candidates Friday, cited Bentley’s experience in working in a university town. Bentley
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