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  • Local |Traffic | June 09, 2013

    Bluemont Ave., U.S. 24 work to begin Monday

    Two road projects slated to begin Monday may affect Manhattan drivers. Crews will start work Monday on a two-block portion of Bluemont Avenue from Manhattan Avenue to 11th Street. Improvements include grading and surfacing, stormsewer and traffic-signal installation and the addition of a raised median

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Local organization names new director

    Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity has named Roxann Janes as executive director. Janes is an experienced transactional attorney from Nashville, Tenn., with significant years spent working extensively with nonprofit organizations both domestically and internationally. In addition, she comes from a family steeped in real estate

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Waters True Value donates to Red Cross

    Waters True Value has donated $4,000 to the Oklahoma City Red Cross. The effort to contribute to the disaster relief efforts came after an Enhanced Fugita Scale 5, the largest on the scale, tornado left a 17-mile path of destruction and damaged 4,000 homes and businesses in the

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Pawnee adds 2 certified instructors

    Pawnee Mental Health Services announces the certification of Shelli Schottler, LMSW and Brett Bruning, MFT as certified Mental Health First Aid instructors. They attended a 40 hour training which qualified them to teach the 12-hour course that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Briggs supports local nonprofit

    Briggs Auto donated $500 to The I.C.A.R.E. Center Organization for the Meet, Greet, & Serve Innovative Intergenerational Program” in Manhattan. The donation will be used for intergenerational activities with the USD 383 school district and senior care facilities in Manhattan. The mission of

  • Local | June 07, 2013

    Fish washing ashore at Milford


    It’s been a bad few weeks — or maybe years for fish — both here and in other parts of the country. Carp and other species of fish have been reported to be washing up on the shores of Milford Lake this week for reasons that

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 07, 2013

    Big Red One to mark 96th birthday with Victory Week

    The Big Red One will celebrate its 96th birthday next week with a 13,000-person run and other special events. The annual Victory Week activities honoring the Army’s oldest unit, the 1st Infantry Division, begins with a 4-mile run at 6:30 a.m. Monday at Fort

  • Local |Traffic | June 07, 2013

    Motorcyclist injured in accident

    A motorcyclist suffered minor injuries Thursday after his motorcycle hit a deer near Riley. Officer Matthew Droge said Wilfred Maldonado, 57, Manhattan, had been driving his Harley Davidson in the 15000 block of Madison Road a little before 10 p.m. Thursday, when the deer appeared in the

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 07, 2013

    K-State Salina to add bachelor’s in digital media for fall 2013

    Kansas State University Salina will expand its digital media program to a bachelor’s degree starting in August. “We have been offering the program as an associate degree for five years, and it was time to build it into a bachelor’s degree program to

  • Local | June 07, 2013

    June to be Flint Hills Heritage Month

    Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation declaring June to be Flint Hills Heritage Month, according to information released by his office Thursday. The governor is a passionate champion of the Flint Hills, regarding its beautiful landscape as a valuable resource to draw tourists and

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