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43 years and many happy customers later, Terry Olson looks back on her time as owner of the Eastside and Westside Markets

With the Eastside and Westside Markets closing on Nov. 23rd,  owner Terry Olson appeared on Friday’s episode of In Focus to discuss her experience running the locally-sourced plant and produce stores over the past 43 years. While Olson first started working at Eastside Market in 1974, her story can be traced back even further to [...]

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By |2019-11-16T07:00:03-06:00November 16th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on 43 years and many happy customers later, Terry Olson looks back on her time as owner of the Eastside and Westside Markets

One killed in structure fire near Westmoreland

One person is dead following a fatal structure fire that occurred Sunday night in Pottawatomie County. The victim was found as firefighters worked to put out the fire at 13910 Antelope Run Road near Westmoreland. The Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Investigation Division has not determined the cause of the fire. Monetary losses [...]

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By |2019-11-14T20:41:46-06:00November 14th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on One killed in structure fire near Westmoreland

Military veterans to be honored with wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Riley Post Cemetery

A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at Fort Riley Post Cemetery on Dec.14th at 11 a.m. as part of a national effort from the Wreaths Across America organization to remember fallen soldiers, honor soldiers currently serving and to educate children about freedom. “We will place ceremonial wreaths for all of the military services in our [...]

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By |2019-11-14T19:27:13-06:00November 14th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Military veterans to be honored with wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Riley Post Cemetery

Date for preliminary hearing set in Iacobellis case

A date for a preliminary hearing has been set for Manhattan restaurant owner Robert Iacobellis, who is currently facing 130 charges of sex-related crimes. The hearing will take place over the course of two days, going from 10 a.m. til 5 p.m. on January 9th and from 9 a.m. til 5 p.m. on January 10th. [...]

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By |2019-11-12T19:26:39-06:00November 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Date for preliminary hearing set in Iacobellis case

With a recent outbreak of sick horses in nearby states, here are some tips for preventing and identifying a few equine illnesses

K-State clinical professor of equine medicine and surgery Laurie Beard was on Monday’s In Focus to discuss a few different illnesses that can affect horses. One illness she discussed recently made its way through several states. “It’s a disease called vesicular stomatitis, or VS, you might see it abbreviated,” Beard said. “It causes ulcers in [...]

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By |2019-11-12T18:28:05-06:00November 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on With a recent outbreak of sick horses in nearby states, here are some tips for preventing and identifying a few equine illnesses

109-year-old WWII veteran receives award for a lifetime of military service and volunteer work

A 109-year-old World War Two veteran has accepted Polly Ogden Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s most distinguished award. Julia Kabance, the eldest member the Prairie Band Pottawatomie Nation and currently the oldest Native American WWII veteran, received the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal at the Good Samaritan Society – [...]

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By |2019-11-12T09:52:13-06:00November 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on 109-year-old WWII veteran receives award for a lifetime of military service and volunteer work

Veterans Day festivities will include an Apache helicopter virtual-reality simulator and an M1A2 Abrams tank

In Manhattan, the Veterans Day Parade staple is the Veterans Day Parade that runs along Poyntz Ave.. This year, people will also have a chance to observe some of the tools today’s soldiers use in combat. Beginning Sunday evening, there will be one particularly large piece of equipment on display at City Park. “We also [...]

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By |2019-11-09T07:00:43-06:00November 9th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Veterans Day festivities will include an Apache helicopter virtual-reality simulator and an M1A2 Abrams tank

Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat selected to replace Travis Altenhofen on county commission

WESTMORELAND, Kan. — Just weeks after Pottawatomie County Commissioner Travis Altenhofen announced his resignation, the Pottawatomie County Republican Party has chosen Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat as his successor. The decision, which will be finalized upon approval from Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, came during a meeting Thursday in which precinct leaders from district three of [...]

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By |2019-11-08T06:24:06-06:00November 8th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat selected to replace Travis Altenhofen on county commission

Manhattan Area Technical College named one of the top two-year public colleges in the country

Manhattan Area Technical College has been named one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the country by The Aspen Institute. The honor is part of The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program that chose the top 15 percent out of about 1,000 two-year public colleges that applied. Selection of institutions is based on completion rates, [...]

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By |2019-11-07T14:40:51-06:00November 7th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Area Technical College named one of the top two-year public colleges in the country

Manhattan Area Technical College named one of the top two-year public colleges in the country

Manhattan Area Technical College has been named one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the country by The Aspen Institute. The honor is part of The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program that chose the top 15 percent out of about 1,000 two-year public colleges that applied. Selection of institutions is based on completion rates, [...]

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