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  • Local |Education | January 30, 2016

    PE teacher honored for fundraising

    A family history of heart disease and the passing of a loved one has motivated physical education teacher Jody Miller of St. George Elementary School to raise more than $160,000 for heart disease prevention and teach hundreds of students how to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle through

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2016

    FHCS students move on to regional bees

    Flint Hills Christian School held its school-wide geography bee Jan. 22 with middle schoolers Michael Dunaway taking first place, Danielle Dillon in 2nd place, and Benjamin Grubbs in third place. As the first place winner Dunaway will take an online exam to try to place in

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2016

    Local students win writing and art award

    The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Writing Contest Committee named several local students as winners of the art and writing contest. First place winners include: •K-2: Jiyeon Kim, Amanda Arnold Elementary, for writing and Vasumathi Raghavan, Lee Elementary, for art. •3-5: Harper Green,

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2016

    Local students earn distinction at WSU

    More than 2,600 students were named to Wichita State University’s dean’s honor roll for fall 2015. To be included on the dean’s honor roll, a student must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2016

    Local students earn WSU degrees

    Two area students graduated from Wichita State University in December. Anthony Capra, of Manhattan, received Bacherlor of General Studies in sociology. Brandon L. Epp, of Junction City, received a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Nearly 950 students completed their

  • Local |Business | January 30, 2016

    Family-owned airport bar and grill takes off

    Ron Wilson Contributing writer Let’s go out for lunch. There are lots of options. Some are sit-down restaurants. Some have drive-up windows. How about a fly-in restaurant? Today we’ll learn about a remarkable fly-in restaurant in rural Kansas where customers can literally fly

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 29, 2016

    Schulz says officials not ignoring K-State’s deferred maintenance

    As K-State builds new facilities that look different from the rest of campus, the university aims to respect the appearance of more traditional buildings. K-State President Kirk Schulz spoke Thursday at the Manhattan Rotary Club about new construction on campus and what the school is

  • Local | January 29, 2016

    Residents say they like safe, supportive Beattie

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    It’s unusual to walk into an open library and find yourself completely alone, surrounded by books. In Beattie, that could happen on any given Tuesday or Thursday, when the librarian is busy working at one of the town’s four trucking companies. On those

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | January 29, 2016

    How safe is the city’s water?

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    Q: The water in Flint, Michigan, had high levels of lead, and people drank and bathed in unsafe water. How safe is the water supply in Manhattan? A: Manhattan’s water is safe, according to federal standards. It’s perhaps easiest to compare the situations.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 29, 2016

    Dartez sentenced to 23 years in stabbing

    A Manhattan man was sentenced Friday to nearly 23 years in prison for attempted first-degree murder after stabbing his ex-girlfriend in November 2014. Samuel Dartez, 31, was convicted by a jury in November for the crime, which took place near the intersection of Yuma Street and South Juliette

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