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  • Local |Education | May 18, 2014

    Manhattan High celebrates its 100th graduating class

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    Manhattan High School Class of 2014 students will receive their diplomas today, and this class is special. This class is the 100th in Manhattan to graduate from a fouryear high school program, marked by the creation of the old high school — now the west half of

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 18, 2014

    K-State graduating class takes ‘one small step’ into future

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    Jon Hofmeister was a student at Kansas State University when astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon and famously state, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Inside Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday morning,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 18, 2014

    Distance student completes degree through Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath

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    For Timothy Cox of Old Bridge, N.J., a degree is proof that determination and support can bring success, even in the most challenging situations. Cox completed his academic advising master’s degree online through Kansas State University Global Campus. He first decided to join

  • Local |Business | May 18, 2014

    Local jobless numbers down

    Unemployment in the Manhattan area saw a slight decrease in April, according to a report released Friday from the Kansas Department of Labor. The report showed that the jobless rate for the metro area, which includes Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary counties, was at 4.1 percent in

  • Local |Business | May 18, 2014

    Hospital hires two speech pathologists

    Mercy Regional Health Center hired Meg Vernon and Peggy Wiens as pediatric speech language pathologists. Vernon has more than seven years of experience as a speech language pathologist. In 2006, Meg earned her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin — Stevens Point in Speech Language

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 18, 2014

    Disease affects pets, humans

    Due to recent storms and flooding, a Kansas State University veterinarian is warning of a disease that spreads through water to both dogs and people. “The most important thing about leptospirosis is it’s a zoonotic disease, so dogs can transmit the disease to people,”

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 18, 2014

    KSU names undergrad research award winners

    Winners of Kansas State University’s first Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards were recognized May 7 at Hale Library. Grand prize and honorable mentions were awarded for individual freshman, individual non-freshman and group. Individual grand prize winners received $1,000. Group grand prize winners shared a $3,000 award. The awards

  • Local |Business | May 18, 2014

    Local dentist retires after 30 years

    Dr. Roger Stevens of Dentistry By Design is retiring after serving the Manhattan area for more than 30 years as a dentist. He will now spend his time volunteering at community dental clinics and traveling as a clinical examiner for dental licensing boards. Dentistry By Design

  • Local |Education | May 18, 2014

    Rock Creek forensics team brings home awards from state championships, festival

    The Rock Creek Forensics Team ended one of its most successful years ever by bringing home the second place state trophy from Wichita on a May 3rd tournament. Three Mustang events won individual state championships. Chance Maginness won humorous solo acting, Jacy Johnston won oration,

  • Local |Education |Manhattan High School | May 18, 2014

    Bradley named to dance team

    TOPEKA — Kelsey Bradley, of Manhattan, has been named to the Washburn University Dancing Blues. The team is a group dedicated to professional, appropriate and entertaining performances that exhibit school spirit at athletic and other campus events. Bradley will be a freshman at Washburn in the

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