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  • Local |Business | June 12, 2016

    Thousands of rubber ducks make a splash at fundraiser

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    As about 3,000 yellow rubber ducks slid down a hill in CiCo Park, area children screamed, hoping one of their adopted ducks would reach the bottom first. The park was filled with children and parents from all over the area for the second annual Little Apple

  • Local |Education | June 11, 2016

    Dozens honor USD 383 Superintendent Shannon at retirement reception

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    Along with family and friends, several members of the education community came out Friday to send off the man who has led the local school district for the last decade. About 50 people from Manhattan-Ogden and McPherson school districts and others from around the region came

  • Local |Business | June 11, 2016

    Manhattan Regional Airport renovation comes closer to completion

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    A vision about six years in the making will soon be completed. Airport officials hope the Manhattan Regional Airport passenger terminal project is completed late fall this year. The project provides a major expansion at a cost of more than $17 million. The 12,500-square-foot terminal building

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 11, 2016

    College of Vet Medicine unit is saving pets’ lives

    A little over a year after first hitting the road, Kansas State University’s Shelter Medicine Mobile Surgery Unit has performed thousands of surgeries, helped a dozen animal shelters save on veterinary care costs and has drawn attention to the plight of homeless animals. The

  • Local |Business | June 11, 2016

    Smalltown lumberyard offers large array of services

    It’s been called a “step back in time,” a local resource for hardware and materials, and a lifesaver when somebody is in a jam. It’s a small town Kansas lumberyard which now has new life under local ownership. Randy Kemp is the manager

  • I Wonder |Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 10, 2016

    Does Bill Snyder have an LLC?

    Q: Does Coach Snyder receive his salary through an LLC? A: This question likely is coming up because of that story about KU basketball coach Bill Self a few weeks ago. Public radio station KCUR reported last month that $2.75 million — more than half of Self’

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 10, 2016

    Fort prayer breakfast flap leads to 1st Amendment debate

    A weeklong celebration of the 1st Infantry Division’s 99th birthday has given way to a debate over First Amendment rights. Fort Riley officials announced last week they had decided to reschedule a prayer breakfast and rescind their invitation to the event’s host, outspoken

  • Local |Business | June 10, 2016

    Dewey Ranch, predecessor to Konza Prairie, subject of GCHS program

    Just a short drive and you’ll be sitting on the veranda of the most spectacular resort hotel anywhere in the middle of the United States. Or you can step into the middle of a Wild West gun battle, with bullets flying everywhere and a

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 09, 2016

    Leaders focused on ed funding

    Manhattan-area lawmakers are in agreement that they need to solely focus on education funding during an upcoming special legislative session. Gov. Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Wednesday calling for the special session to begin 8 a.m. June 23 with the aim of adding $38 million to the

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2016

    Varney’s announces it’s closing for good June 30

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    Varney’s Book Store, a Manhattan institution, will close its doors on June 30 after 126 years of business. Owner Jon Levin, who has been with Varney’s for 52 years, and his family wrote about the closing in a letter Thursday morning. “We also want to say

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