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  • Local | January 20, 2013

    Complacency, distrust seen as stumbling blocks to economic development

    OVERLAND PARK — An outsider’s diagnosis of current challenges with economic development in our area boiled down to two things: complacency and a lack of trust. Atlanta-based consultant Jonathan Sangster was the featured speaker at the annual retreat of the Manhattan, Junction City and Wamego

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 20, 2013

    Man charged with battery

    A Manhattan man was arrested Saturday on various charges stemming from an incident early that morning. Authorities identified the man in custody as Anthony J. Murphy, 47, of 212 S. 5th St. He was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated robbery , intimidation of a victim and battery. They

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2013

    FHCS scholar bowl team goes undefeated

    The Flint Hills Christian School (FHCS) varsity high school scholar bowl team finished its season Jan. 12 at the annual meet at Council Grove going undefeated and taking home first place. The team had several close rounds against the other 15 teams, but managed to get through

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2013

    Local man among top first-year teachers

    Jesse Peters, 8th grade social studies teacher at Anthony Middle School, was named one of 32 Kansas Horizon Award Winners. The program recognizes exemplary first-year educators statewide. The Kansas Cable Telecommunications Horizon Awards are sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education and the Kansas Cable

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2013

    Most in-state grads get job within year

    The Kansas Board of Regents released data Thursday on post-graduation employment in Kansas for graduates between 2007 and 2009.  Utilizing graduation data from the Kansas Board of Regents and employment data from the Kansas Department of Labor, the analysis shows nearly 74% of Kansas residents who graduated

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2013

    Area students graduate from Baker

    Area students were among the more than 700 undergraduate, graduate and nursing students at Baker University received their degrees during commencement ceremonies Dec. 15-16 at the Collins Center. The area graduates are listed in order of their hometowns. Junction City: Christopher Coleman, Associate of Arts in

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 18, 2013

    City Commission race is already well underway


    The election is 81 days away. We won’t even know the full field for about 90 more hours. But that hasn’t deterred candidates from gearing up one of the fastest starts in memory to the race for three seats on the Manhattan City Commission. It

  • Local | January 18, 2013

    Four fires in a few hours keep MFD firefighters busy

    Firefighters with the Manhattan Fire Department responded to a rash of fires early Friday morning. While two of the fires were determined to be accidental, two others are being investigated as incendiary. Firefighters were first called to 2172 Patricia Place shortly before 2 a.m., after a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 18, 2013

    Probation for convicted exec

    A former executive of a Manhattan high-tech company has been given probation for defrauding the United States by creating false invoices on government contracts. Aaron Madison was executive vice president and chief operating officer of NanoScale, a small company that makes advanced chemistry products. He

  • Local |Kansas State University |Obituaries | January 18, 2013

    Robert Robel, noted KSU biologist, is dead

    Robert J. Robel, a long-time scientist on the faculty at Kansas State University and also a key player in the development of state energy policy in the 1970s, died Wednesday at Good Shepherd Hospice House. He was 79. Dr. Robel was an environmental biologist at K-State

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