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  • Men's Basketball | December 20, 2013

    Cats face challenge vs. Gonzaga

    It’ll either answer some questions or raise even more. (Kansas State freshman guard Marcus Foster brings the ball down the court against Troy last Sunday at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats face Gonzaga on Saturday in Wichita). Saturday’s game against No. 21 Gonzaga will show

  • December 20, 2013

    K-State AD John Currie gets extension

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    Kansas State President Kirk Schulz announced Friday that athletic director John Currie has signed a contract extension through the 2019 academic year. The agreement adds one year to his current contract, securing Currie’s services through June 30, 2019. Schulz said that Currie’s annual salary will increase

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | December 19, 2013

    Gill: Seed theft could harm KSU’s relationship with China

    A Kansas State official is worried about the effect of an alleged seed theft conspiracy on the university’s relationship with China . Weiqiang Zhang of Manhattan and Wengui Yan of Stuttgart, Ark., were charged last week with conspiracy to steal trade secrets after allegedly providing

  • Local |Education | December 19, 2013

    USD 383 board weighs benefits of having virtual school program in-house

    A new USD 383 virtual school would involve a three-year build-up, officials said Wednesday during the school board meeting. The board decided to end the district’s contract with K12 Inc., the virtual school provider for iQ Academy Kansas, during its Dec. 4 meeting. The board gave

  • Local |Business | December 19, 2013

    Manhattan 6th most ‘exciting’ small city

    Manhattan has more to cheer about than just football., a real estate blog, ranked Manhattan as one of the “Most Exciting Small Cities in America.” According to the site, Manhattan ranked sixth out of the 140 cities with populations of 50,000-60,000 nationwide. The bloggers

  • Arts, Leisure | December 19, 2013

    Christmas events galore on last weekend before holiday


    This is the final weekend to shop before Christmas. But take time to enjoy these events this weekend. With its timeless story, “Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical” is based on the 1947 Academy Award-winning film of the same name. And the Historic Columbian Theatre is

  • Manhattan High School | December 19, 2013

    MHS wins five-team home swim meet

    The Manhattan High swimming and diving team took to the pool for the final meet before Christmas break, and ended the semester on a high note, winning the five-team meet on Wednesday at the KSU Natatorium. The Indians won with 372 points, followed by Salina Central

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 19, 2013

    EMS director discusses role in incidents

    Riley County Emergency Medical Services director Larry Couchman outlined the role of EMS in two incidents that occurred last week. Couchman told the county commission that members of his staff responded to a shooting incident at Quality Inn & Suites on Dec. 10 and several car

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 19, 2013

    Helicopter crash victims identified

    The Department of Defense has identified five Fort Riley soldiers killed in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Afghanistan. The soldiers were members of the 1st Infantry Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade and went down in Now Bahar, Afghanistan Tuesday while there supporting

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 19, 2013

    MPO addresses issues with funding deadlines

    Paying the bills might be an issue for the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization in January. Bill Clark, secretary to the organization, asked the governing bodies to consider amending the board’s fiscal agreement to require that payments be made by local governments no later

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