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  • Local |Education | November 25, 2012

    Anthony leadership club wins award

    Six members of the Anthony Middle School chapter of Kansas Association for Youth (KAY) received the Gold Award at the Area 3 KAY Regional Conference. The award recognizes their student leadership and service to their school and community for the 2012-13 school year. The members who

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 25, 2012

    Perfect mock trial score for KSU junior

    Torrey Peterson, K-State junior in political science and pre-law, received a rare perfect score as an attorney in all rounds at the United States Air Force Academy annual Veterans’ Day Thunderbird Invitational Mock Trial Tournament in Colorado Springs, Colo. Peterson is a second year member

  • Local |Education | November 25, 2012

    FHCS students collects 556 pounds of food

    Flint Hills Christian School (FHCS) secondary students collected 556 pounds of non-perishable food items for Thanksgiving for The Flint Hills Breadbasket. For the last five years, the FHCS secondary students have distributed flyers about the food drive the first week of November to neighborhoods around the

  • Local |Education | November 25, 2012

    MATC among best colleges for soldiers

    Manhattan Area Technical College is ranked No. 29 in the Military Times’ review of the best career and technical colleges for veterans. MATC was joined by Flint Hills Technical College, which is ranked No. 55. The publication considered about 140 schools in the review who participated in a

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 25, 2012

    Scholarships from ethics competition

    Six Kansas State University students are earning scholarships for their performance in the Phillips 66 Business Ethics Case Competition. The competition is hosted by the Phillips 66 Excellence in Business Ethics Initiative in the College of Business Administration. Sponsorship and scholarship money is furnished by Phillips 66. The

  • Local | November 23, 2012

    Earlier openings made for a (slightly) more civilized Black Friday

    Blackfriday line.phatch

    Every year customers brave huge lines and early-morning openings to take advantage of Black Friday deals. However, this year more stores decided to make their deals available to customers before the big day to cut down on the craziness of one of the busiest shopping

  • Local | November 23, 2012

    Salvation Army settles into temporary home

    Salvationarmy.phatch

    The Salvation Army Thrift Store has found a temporary home at Fourth and Houston while renovations are made to its fire-ravaged building. In June, a fire broke out inside the store at 313 Poyntz Ave. that destroyed all the store’s merchandise and part of the

  • Local | November 23, 2012

    Co-op fire in St. Marys damages train tracks

    A building at the Nemaha County Co-op in St. Marys was destroyed by a fire early Friday morning after officials said a pile of old wood in the structure caught fire. The blaze reportedly began at about 2 a.m. Friday, shutting down US Highway 24 for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 23, 2012

    Abilene man killed in crash

    An Abilene man was killed in a roll-over car accident on I-70 Thanksgiving Day. The crash happened approximately a mile east of Junction City. John Kaneaster, 48, died after his 2004 Chevrolet pick-up truck reportedly crossed the median from the westbound lanes and traversed both eastbound lanes

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 22, 2012

    1st Inf. Div. members prepare elaborate meal for fellow soldiers

    Fortrileythanks serve.phatch

    FORT RILEY — Members of the 1st Infantry Division served elaborate Thanksgiving meals to their fellow soldiers Wednesday and Thursday. Organizers have been preparing for the two-day Thanksgiving event since Oct. 15. Preparations concluded Wednesday morning, leaving soldiers, family members and civilians a plethora of dining options

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