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  • Local |Business | February 23, 2014

    Area students earn dean’s list honors

    Area students earn dean’s list honors •Anna Rae Murphy of Manhattan was named to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Deans’ List/Honor Roll for the fall semester of the 2013-14 academic year. Murphy is a senior music major in the College of Fine and Performing

  • Local |Business | February 23, 2014

    502 Media Group receives accolades from advertising organization

    There may not be a podium, but 502 Media Group is bringing home the gold. Recently, the local advertising company was recognized for the outstanding advertisements it produces for clients, bringing home 12 American Advertising Awards. The American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs, is the

  • Local |Business | February 23, 2014

    Imagemakers wins nine awards from advertising organization

    Imagemakers Inc., a full-service advertising agency serving the greater Manhattan area, was awarded nine awards for creative excellence at the local American Advertising Federation awards banquet. The custom-built website Imagemakers designed and developed for U.S. Stone was named “Best in Show” by the Federation

  • Local |Business | February 23, 2014

    Varney & Associates names new principal and senior manager

    Varney & Associates, CPAs, announces that Erin Dunlap and Lisa Johnson have been promoted to principal and senior manager, respectively. Erin graduated from Kansas State University with her bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in accountancy. After graduation, she worked for

  • Local |Business | February 23, 2014

    Hendrick to host open house after chamber ribbon-cutting

    Allure Surgical Arts and Dr. David Hendrick will be hosting an open house after the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday. The ribbon cutting will commence at 4:30 p.m. and the open house will follow immediately after from 5 to 7 p.m. Food will

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 22, 2014

    KSU student receives $1,000 scholarship

    Kansas State University student Clarissa Corkins has been named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service.  The Nancy Larson Foundation awards scholarships to juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in elementary education

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 21, 2014

    Rep. Tom Phillips announces re-election campaign

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    State Rep. Tom Phillips, of Kansas’ 67th district, has filed for re-election to the Kansas House. Phillips’ term in the House began Feb. 1, 2012. He was chosen by a majority of Republican precint representatives to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Susan Mosier.

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 21, 2014

    Clark steps down as FHRC head

    Bill Clark, executive director of the Flint Hills Regional Council, told Manhattan and Riley County officials on Thursday that he will move to a part-time role with the council. Clark said the council is restructuring its personnel due to the inability to afford the full

  • I Wonder |Local |Education | February 21, 2014

    What really happened with Coach Brooks?


    Q: Why did Tim Brooks really get forced out at Manhattan High? Surely it wasn’t just because of “bad language and a negative attitude,” as has been reported.

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 21, 2014

    Floodplain group making progress

    The Blue River floodplain working group continues to make progress, according to a presentation Thursday at the city/county joint meeting in the county commission chambers. The Silver Jackets program, which is being handled through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, provides a strategy

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