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  • Local |Government, Politics | July 14, 2013

    What’s behind the idea of a building commission

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    On Monday, Riley County commissioners announced their intent to create a public building commission. The creation of such a commission raises several questions, among them why would the commission exist, what would it do and who would be impacted by it? Discussion of the idea

  • Local |Business | July 14, 2013

    New director hired for Symphony in the Flint Hills

    The board of directors of Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc.has chosen Christy Davis as the organization’s new executive director. Davis will officially start on Monday. “We are thrilled to have Christy on board and serving as executive director,” said Marty White, board

  • Local |Business | July 14, 2013

    Area student wins Scholarship to Marinello

    Marinello Schools of Beauty has announced the winners of its fifth annual Raw Talent Scholarship competition, and local student Kynedee Hodges from Rock Creek High School won first place in the Midwest region. The victory means she will receive $10,000 toward a Marinello education. The competition

  • Local |Business | July 14, 2013

    New Boston hires business manager

    New Boston Creative Group, LLC, has named Robin Lonborg as its new business manager . Originally from Kansas City, Lonborg has worked in accounting for 12 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in electronic media and filmic arts from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash. She

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 14, 2013

    KSU student gets Fort Riley scholarship


    Caitlyn Webb of Colorado Springs, Colo. is a recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded at Fort Riley. Caitlyn’s parents are Craig and Susan Webb. Caitlyn plans to enroll at Kansas State University. She is involved in student council, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian

  • Local |Education | July 14, 2013

    Local man graduates from Illinois college

    Matthew Shanower of Manhattan received a bachelor degree during North Central College’s 148th Commencement on June 8 by conferring degrees on 732 students. Of those students, 628 received bachelor degrees and 104 earned master degrees. Founded in 1861, North Central College is located in the Historic District of Naperville,

  • Local |Education | July 14, 2013

    Local woman gets law school awards

    Mary Olson of Manhattan received two CALI Excellence for the Future awards. The CALI Award is given to the highest scoring student in each law school class at many law schools.Olson received the award for Torts I class for the fall 2012 semester and Property

  • Local |Education | July 14, 2013

    Two area graduates at Rockhurst University

    Two area students graduated from Rockhurst University at its 93rd annual commencement ceremony May 11 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. Nicole Anderson of Alma received a doctor of physical therapy, and Joseph Bloomfield of Alma received a doctor of physical therapy. Rockhurst University is

  • Local |Education | July 14, 2013

    Two area students on Oregon St. honor roll

    Two area students made the honor roll at Oregon State University for the spring 2013 semester. Jacqueline Walters, senior in exercise and sports science, of Manhattan earned a 3.5 or better, and John Malone, post baccalaureate in computer science, of Paola earned a 3.5 or better. A total

  • Local |Education | July 14, 2013

    Local going to Brazil on Fulbright award

    Amber Schaffer, a Creighton University education major with a minor in Spanish and Hispanic Studies from Manhattan, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarship (ETA). Schaffer, who graduated in May, will spend nine months in Brazil beginning in March 2014. She will be placed

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