• K-State names Vet Med dean

    K-State’s new dean of veterinary medicine has an NBAF-related background. Effective Aug. 2, Tammy Beckham will assume the position, succeeding Ralph Richardson, who has served as dean since 1998 and will transition to a faculty position in the college. Beckham is .

  • Soldiers seek new opportunities at Fort Riley hiring fair Fair2.phatch

    FORT RILEY — The room bustled with activity Wednesday morning as employers mingled with hundreds of soldiers looking for jobs at Fort Riley’s annual Hiring Heroes career fair. Some employers lined their tables with posters, brochures and trinkets, while others .

  • Kaw tribe returning to Council Grove

    For the first time in 142 years, Kanza Indians will dance on their own land in Kansas. On Saturday, members of the Kaw Nation are scheduled to perform native dances under a dance arbor at the Allegawaho Memorial Heritage Park about 3 1/2 .

  • McCulloh says ‘balanced’ group ready to address city’s needs

    The Manhattan City Commission is a “very balanced” group, according to Mayor Karen McCulloh. “I think we’re in good shape to make sure the local government in Manhattan is responsive, productive and proactive,” McCulloh said Tuesday. McCulloh is the .

  • Dam tour includes catfish, spillway gates Tuttledam.phatch

    The main purpose of Tuttle Creek Dam is flood control, but with about 500,000 annual recreational visitors to the lake, Greg Wurst fields a lot of questions about fish. “I’ll just address this in case you haven’t heard yet .

  • Committee looks at book fees, thermostat settings

    Among suggestions a USD 383 budget committee could recommend to the Manhattan-Ogden school board as ways to save money include increasing student fees for textbooks and parking, and making classroom thermostat settings less flexible. The USD 383 Budget Advisory Steering Committee continued .

  • MHS shakes off rust to sweep Scots Francis.phatch

    After a 10-day layoff from competition, the Manhattan High baseball team shook off its rust in a doubleheader sweep of Highland Park on Tuesday afternoon at Norvell Field. The Indians won 10-0 in five innings in Game 1, before coming out .

  • If you like monkeys, you’ll like ‘Monkey Kingdom’ Christopher.conner

    Tina Fey narrates this year’s Disney Nature Earth Day feature, “Monkey Kingdom.” Filmed in Sri Lanka, the nature documentary follows “Maya,” a low -ranking member of the toque macaque troop occupying the forest territory around a feature named castle .

  • Auditions planned for youth ensembles

    TOPEKA —Auditions for the 2015-2016 Topeka Symphony Youth Ensembles will be Saturday, May 9, at Washburn University. The three youth ensembles are Debut Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic, and Youth Orchestra. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8. All rehearsals are on Tuesdays with concerts on Nov. 15, 2015, .

  • Focus on fracking is worthwhile

    Earthquakes seem to have eased a bit in south-central Kansas, which is good news. But whether that stems from a decline in fracking associated with depressed oil prices or an order limiting wastewater disposal in certain wells there is unclear. .

  • MHS golfers win in Topeka

    The Manhattan High boys’ golf team took first place by a wide margin at Monday’s Topeka High Invitational at Lake Shawnee in Topeka. At a meet that didn’t feature the full varsity squads of several teams in attendance, .

  • Domestic violence is heinous

    The Kansas Coalition against Sexual & Domestic Violence found that in one day, 727 victims of domestic violence requested services. Sadly, almost 300 requests were not met because of various issues, such as lack of funding or lack of employees. It is .


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