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  • Local |Business | March 30, 2014

    Kite’s wins another top college bar award

    Kite’s Bar and Grill was named the 11th best college bar in America by the website University Primetime. Business Insider recently named Kite’s Bar and Grill as one of the 31 best college bars in the U.S.

  • Local |Business | March 30, 2014

    Medi-Waste Disposal opens

    Medi-Waste Disposal officially announces its opening by owners David and Rose Kreller. Medi-Waste Disposal is a local provider of regulated medical waste transportation and disposal as well as select compliance training solutions. Created by the same founders as Document Resources, a statewide provider of secure

  • Local |Education | March 30, 2014

    Topeka program recognizes Fort Hays scholarship winners from area schools

    HAYS — Students from 14 Kansas counties were recognized for the scholarships they have been awarded from Fort Hays State University at the recent Student Recognition Program in Topeka. Junction City High School • Ashley Evans, a 2014 Junction City High School graduate, accepted a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in

  • Local |Education | March 30, 2014

    St. George student wins merit award

    Kenan Bitikofer of St. George has been offered the Goshen College President’s Leadership Award (PLA), the college’s top merit scholarship. Goshen is a four-year Christian liberal arts college in northern Indiana. The PLA is given in recognition of outstanding academic performance and promise

  • Local |Education | March 30, 2014

    Upper Iowa University announces December 2013 graduates

    FAYETTE, IOWA — Upper Iowa University announced the names of its December 2013 graduates, followed by the degree earned and respective honors. They were Jeffrey Hernandez of Manhattan with a bachelor’s of science in criminal justice, Tanesha Walden of Fort Riley with an associate of arts

  • Local |Education | March 30, 2014

    Wamego student earns ACT scholarship from CCCC

    CONCORDIA — Joanna Lagerquist is the recipient of a $2,528 ACT scholarship from Cloud County Community College for the 2014-2015 academic year. Joanna will graduate in May 2014 from Wamego High School. She is the daughter of Dennis and Tanya (Mercer) Zieber and Bruce Lagerquist.

  • Local |Business | March 30, 2014

    Family business becomes hardware store leader

    Do you have hang-ups? No, I’m not talking about your pet peeves. I’m referring to a type of hardware called a hang-up which is useful in hanging items from acoustical ceilings. That’s one example of an item produced by an innovative company

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 28, 2014

    Teachers from Ecuador bond in KSU program

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    For the hundred or so English teachers from Ecuador currently at K-State, it’s almost mandatory to stick together. How else to make it through their time in America? Pedro Espinoza, project manager for K-State’s Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy, talked to a

  • Local | March 28, 2014

    Spring cleanup to begin Monday

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    Manhattan’s annual spring cleanup is scheduled next Monday through Thursday. Residents can take the opportunity to clean up their homes and yards, with free haul-away for most items on the area’s scheduled pickup day. City crews will pick up yard waste, limbs and

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 28, 2014

    Hunger Games, K-State style, during Ag Fest

    Teams of Kansas State University agriculture students competed in the Hunger Games Thursday night. But fortunately, they weren’t killing one another — as they might have been in the Hunger Games trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, or the two recent movies starring Jennifer Lawrence. These

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