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  • Local |Business | April 11, 2014

    Ray’s Apple Market: Options discussed for the building

    The impending closing of Ray’s Apple Market on Sixth Street will leave a hole that residents would like to see filled. Ray’s owners Mike and Nelda Floersch announced on March 5 that the store at 222 N. Sixth St. store would close. As of Friday

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 11, 2014

    Martin files for Swanson’s House seat

    CLAY CENTER – Kathy Martin, outspoken former member of the Kansas State Board of Education, filed Thursday to run for the 64th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Martin, a Republican from rural Clay Center, at this point would face a primary challenge from

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | April 11, 2014

    Why does Salina get big-name musical acts?

    Q: Why can’t Manhattan get bigger musical acts to come here? Salina has had Darius Rucker, REO Speedwagon, and Marty Stuart play to full houses in the last few weeks, and they have several more fairly big names coming, including Rob Thomas, Martina McBride,

  • Local |Education | April 11, 2014

    Students demonstrate science skills

    School kids.phatch

    Manhattan High School placed second in a field of 30 teams Saturday in the Kansas Science Olympiad competition. “The level of the competition is extremely high. Most of the kids who have medaled in the event have to go beyond high school curricula,” said Dick Nelson,

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 11, 2014

    Students earn honors from broadcasters group

    Twenty Kansas State University students are winners in the 2014 Kansas Association of Broadcasters student broadcast awards competition for radio and television programming events. The students were recognized for their work with campus radio station KSDB-FM, known as the Wildcat 91.9, and with the Wildcat Watch Student

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | April 11, 2014

    Scholarship lets business students pursue dreams

    Through a new scholarship program, deserving Kansas State University business students are getting the chance to pursue their educational dreams. The College of Business Administration’s American Dream scholarship program helps students prosper through hard work. The program, which launched April 1, involves young College of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 10, 2014

    Schuster sentenced to 5 years in prison

    Manhattan physician Michael Schuster was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for unlawfully prescribing drugs, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Schuster, 54, pleaded guilty in January to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Prosecutors dropped three other charges in exchange for

  • Local |Business | April 10, 2014

    Community Foundation Awards to be presented

    There’s no acting involved with these awards. The Community Foundation Awards, presented by the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, will honor people who devote themselves to making a positive impact in the community. The CFA event is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the

  • Local |Education | April 10, 2014

    383 to resume testing, citing funding risk

    Just a day after making the decision to stop state assessments, USD 383 will have to resume them. Superintendent Bob Shannon said that in a conversation with the Kansas State Department of Education, he and Carol Adams —district director of teaching and learning — were informed the

  • Local |Business | April 10, 2014

    Tribute band to bring Beatles’ hits to Wareham Opera House

    Wareham Opera House is preparing for a British invasion. The Fab Four will make an appearance in the Little Apple Friday night when “Yesterday: The Beatles Tribute” comes to the Wareham stage. The group performs Beatles classics from all of the band’s eras, from

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