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  • Local |Government & Politics | September 16, 2013

    Hurling? It may cost you

    If a local taxi company has its way, barfing on the way home from a night out is going to cost you. City commissioners will consider a proposal Tuesday that would allow cab companies to impose a $75 “cleaning charge” for drunk customers who befoul cabs

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 16, 2013

    Public Building Commision advisory panel axed

    The Riley County Commission decided Monday to not create a public advisory board to the proposed Public Building Commission. But they did so over the objections of one commission member. The decision followed a report by county counselor Clancy Holeman that other such building commissions

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 16, 2013

    Eagle alums to honor Schulz for resume


    Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz will receive a prestigious national honor Saturday related to his work with the Boy Scouts. Schulz, who has been active in the Boy Scouts for many years, will receive the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the National Eagle Scout

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 15, 2013

    A day of fun for 2,000 high school musicians


    High school bands from around the state and elsewhere converged at Kansas State University Saturday to participate in the annual Band Day parade and football game performance. More than 2,000 musicians from nearly 30 high schools as close as Manhattan High and as distant as Peculiar, Mo.

  • Local |Traffic | September 15, 2013

    Motorists barged through Band Day parade


    Riley County police had a hard time keeping traffic off the Band Day parade route Saturday. The parade, which began at Triangle Park, looped around City Park along 11th Street, Poyntz Avenue and 14th Street and back to Triangle Park, was frequently interrupted by motorists

  • Local | September 15, 2013

    Former local baker vying for $1 million

    Kellie White, former Westmoreland resident, and daughter of Marjorie Conklin and the late Gary Conklin, was recently named one of 60 semifinalists in the freshly redesigned 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest.  Only 33 recipes will make it through to the next round. White, currently of Valley Park,

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2013

    Networks Plus adds account manager

    The Networks Plus team hired Anne Wertzberger as its newest account manager.  Wertzberger is a Kansas State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in social science and psychology. Before joining NetworksPlus, Wertzberger was a sales representative at Bisco Industries in Wichita.  While

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2013

    CivicPlus adds to staff

    Maggie Kufahl recently relocated to Manhattan and joined the CivicPlus team as a project manager.  She holds her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Kansas.  Since graduating, Maggie has gained great experience in managing projects from her time at

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2013

    Via Christi names new executive director

    Valerie McGhee is the new executive director of Via Christi Manhattan, a continuing care retirement community. She comes to Manhattan with many years of experience in the field of aging. She was born and raised in the greater Kansas City area.  Her undergraduate degree

  • Local |Business | September 14, 2013

    Grandma Hoerner’s Foods rebrands

    Alma-based Grandma Hoerner’s Foods Inc., changed its product line, gourmet store, and billboards.  Big Slice products are currently sold in 26-ounce mason jars, but there will be 10 flavors in custom-embossed, 19-ounce jars. The preserves, currently in 18-ounce masons, will be available in 11-ounce

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