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  • Local | December 23, 2012

    How a machine can aid surgeons do more delicate work with fewer after-effects

    Officials in the Manhattan medical community believe a new $2 million device may revolutionize surgical procedures here by giving physicians greatly enhanced dexterity and precision. The device, called the daVinci Surgical System, is a robot designed to be utilized by surgeons in what are termed “minimally

  • Local | December 23, 2012

    Adventures on the last-minute shopping circuit

    Shoppers.phatch

    Those still hoping for last-minute Christmas bargains aren’t likely to see the store-wide discounts that were found on Black Friday. Brian Ruiz, store manager of JC Penney, said that store does not plan to have any last minute sales. Instead, it will feature a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | December 23, 2012

    Local man was I-70 crash victim

    Authorities said Saturday a 26-year-old Manhattan man was the person killed Thursday evening when his automobile struck a snowplow during a storm on I-70. The victim was identified as Jason Skyler Harper, 26. He died at 4 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of his car

  • Local | December 22, 2012

    Company receives award, celebrates anniversary

    Tindal Orthotics and Prosthetics received a three-year accreditation award in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC). Tindal Orthotics and Prosthetics is recognized for achievements in the areas of organizational management, patient care standards, quality

  • Local | December 22, 2012

    Dick Edwards breaks ground on new dealership in JC

    Dick Edwards, president of Dick Edwards Auto Plaza, and Janice Edwards, vice president , announced that the first phase of construction of their new Junction City dealership at the corner of I-70 and Highway 77 will begin. The initial ground-breaking ceremony was on Dec. 18. It was followed

  • Local | December 22, 2012

    Beverage companies merge

    Effective Jan. 1, Mussatto Bros, Inc. in Osage City, merges with Flint Hills Beverage, LLC. in Manhattan. After the merger, the company will be called Flint Hills Beverage, named after the region it serves and continue operations in both cities. Flint Hills Beverage will be the

  • Local |Traffic | December 21, 2012

    Driver killed in I-70 crash identified

    Kansas Highway Patrol officials have released the name of the driver killed Thursday in a two-vehicle accident on I-70 near Grandview Plaza. Jason Harper, 26, Manhattan, died Thursday afternoon after he crashed a 2001 Chevrolet passenger car into a snow plow operated by the Kansas Department of

  • Local |Education | December 21, 2012

    Optimists honor Northview trio as youths of month

    Three students from Northview Elementary School were honored as Youths Of The Month at the Nov. 14, 2012 meeting of the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club.  Nanette York is in the 4th grade.  She was accompanied by her mother Natacha Perkins and her husband John, grandfather

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 21, 2012

    Layne given 24 years in prison for murder

    Court.phatch

    A district judge sentenced the Manhattan man accused of shooting and killing Steve Freel in December 2011 to 287 months, or roughly 24 years, in prison in Riley County District Court Thursday afternoon. District Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Michael Layne, 20, in accordance with a plea agreement Layne signed

  • Local | December 21, 2012

    Unemployment at 4.1 percent for November

    Riley County’s jobless rate stood at 4.1 percent during November, according to information released Friday by the Kansas Department of Labor. That figure was 1.3 percentage points below the statewide 5.4 percent rate, which reflected a slight drop from the 5.7 percent October rate. Rates for other area

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