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Allegiant to Begin Nonstop Jet Service Between Manhattan and Phoenix

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The City of Manhattan is pleased to announce that Allegiant will be providing nonstop jet service between Manhattan, Kansas to Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona. Allegiant will operate twice weekly flights between Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) beginning Thursday, November 7, 2013. The new flight schedule and ticket information for Allegiant can be found at allegiant.com. Allegiant will be ... Read More »

Greenleaf Head Start to close

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The Greenleaf Head Start Program will close, after a vote of 8-5 Monday night by the Head Start Governing Board. The building also houses the Twin Lakes Educational Cooperative, a special education preschool, which has 36 students from the USD 223 Barnes, Hanover, Linn School District. The Greenleaf Head Start has 15 students for a total of just over 50 students. Budget cuts ... Read More »

Vision Meeting held in Marysville Tuesday

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Flint Hills Frontiers held a visioning session Tuesday evening at the Marysville Junior High Cafeteria, with about 40 people attending. During the session, the staff from the Flint Hills Regional Council, based at Ft. Riley, heard the views of those attending and trying to help them define the future needs of the region, then later in the evening they asked what makes the Flint ... Read More »

Major Winter Storm headed our direction

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8-15 inches of snow are forecast for the region as a huge winter storm moves into our area. Forecasters are calling for the snow to start out mid to late Wednesday afternoon and continue into Thursday afternoon with most of the snow falling overnight Wednesday. A quarter inch of ice or more could also be possible along with gusty winds, ... Read More »

Flint Hills Frontiers to host a Community Conversation

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Flint Hills Frontiers will have a Community Conversation on Thursday Feb. 7 at the Waterville Community Center in Waterville beginning at 6:30 pm.  You’ll be able to share your thoughts on improving our region, offer ideas on economic activities and jobs, talk about how to improve our quality of life, and discuss how to enhance and protect our natural resources.  ... Read More »

Election approaching for KS Dept of Ag

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture reminds prospective candidates for the state’s five grain commodity commissions to begin collecting signatures for the 2013 election.  Corn, wheat, grain sorghum, soybean, and sunflower producers must gather signatures from fellow producers in their region by November 30, 2012.  Districts 7,8, & 9 will hold elections.  Marshall, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, and Riley Counties are part of ... Read More »

Regional Economy Picking Up

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A perfect lead in to the next story!!! Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss is predicting, “The likelihood of dipping back into recessionary territory has diminished significantly.” Goss says a January survey of business leaders in 9-Midwest and Plains state suggests the region’s economy is picking up steam. The Business Conditioning Index for the Mid-America Region made a healthy jump in ... Read More »

Economic Recovery for Kansas Still Slow

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Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss is predicting Kansas will be one of nine Midwest and Plains States to see its economic recovery in 2010 go slowly. In a report released today, Goss says the slow recovery throughout the region is tied to the continuing loss of jobs in the manufacturing sector despite a stabilization of the overall job market. The ... Read More »

Economy Continues to Lag in Rural Areas

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When the recession first hit, states with economies largely dependent upon agriculture seemed to be only marginally affected as opposed to states with large urban populations. Nearly two years into the recession though, rural areas in middle America are being hit particularly hard by what is expected to be a deeper dip into the recession for the region. This information ... Read More »