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  • Nurses on front line of keeping USD 383 students healthy

    They administer medications for runny noses during the winter, give health talks and keep track of documentation of immunizations and physicals. At USD 383, eight school nurses (along with six or seven health aides) care for about 6,500 students, according to a .

  • New president sets sights on expanding MATC’s role in community President.mercury

    Jim Genandt is not a traditionalist. He’s entrepreneurial, he said, and that’s the way he wants to run Manhattan Area Technical College as its new president. “The two things that drive me nuts to hear are that we’.

  • Stampede incidents down significantly

    Criminal infractions at the annual Country Stampede at Tuttle Creek State Park have dropped significantly in the past two years. Two hundred infractions were reported to the Pottawatomie County attorney’s office following this year’s Stampede, County Attorney Sherry .

  • Drive reflects commitment to KSU

    Year in and year out, fans of Kansas State University, including many who never attended the school, show their support in a variety of ways. One conspicuous — and raucous — way is by packing Bill Snyder Family Stadium on fall Saturdays .

  • Organization takes new approach to ending poverty

    To the Editor: The level of poverty in Riley County is shocking. According to The State of the Family study performed by KSU and the Department for Children and Families, 17.7 percent of children in Manhattan live in poverty. That’s .

  • ‘Minions’ enough of a diversion to keep most kids happy Christopher.conner1

    After two successful runs as supporting characters, this summer the cylindrical yellow creatures from the “Despicable Me” franchise have hit the big screen on their own in Universal Studios’ “Minions.” Delving into the origins of Gru’s helpful and accident .

  • Americans have options to costly poultry products

    To the Editor: The U.S. egg industry is reeling from a colossal outbreak of avian flu, mostly among egg-laying chickens. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million birds, accounting for 11 percent of the nation’s egg-laying hens, .


    Ivan F. Gros, 90, of Lewistown, died Sunday, July 19, 2015, in the Central Montana Skilled Nursing Center. The family provided some of the following information. Ivan died of natural causes. He was born Oct. 1, 1924, in Flush, the son of Peter and Louise (.


    Betty Ruth Albright, 83, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills-Bramlage House. She was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Hermione, Texas. Complete obituary information will be announced at a later time by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502..

  • Snyder: K-State has four-man race at QB Snydercolor.mercury

    DALLAS — Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder is no closer to naming a starting quarterback today than he was at the end of spring practice. After a month of practices and a less-than-spectacular showing from the three presumed frontrunners in .

  • Bowlsby, Big 12 getting over 2014 ending

    DALLAS — Without a doubt, the end of the 2014 season was a disappointment for the Big 12. When the regular season ended, there were six teams vying for four College Football Playoff spots, including TCU and Baylor. But the Big 12 was left .

  • Snyder in favor of conference expansion

    DALLAS — The Big 12 prides itself for being the one conference with a round-robin schedule that determines a champion without divisions and without a championship game. But Kansas State coach Bill Snyder still believes in the old way of doing things. .


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