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  • Editorials | September 12, 2013

    Airport could be a community gem

    We were glad to see unanimity in the City Commission’s approval Tuesday of the first phase of what’s envisioned as a $16 million expansion of Manhattan Regional Airport. The first phase is to cost $9.8 million, but if all goes as planned, the city’s

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 12, 2013

    K-State microbiologist investigates treatment for pathogen

    A Kansas State University microbiologist has found a breakthrough herbal medicine treatment for a common human fungal pathogen that lives in almost 80 percent of people. Govindsamy Vediyappan, assistant professor of biology, noticed that diabetic people in developing countries use a medicinal herb called Gymnema slyvestre

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 12, 2013

    Two arrested for murder

    Two people were arrested Wednesday for first-degree murder in connection with the death of 68-year-old John Burroughs, who was found dead in his trailer at Redbud Estates Sunday. Christina Marie Love, 49, and James McKenith, 33, both of 530 Pierre St., No. 1, are confined at the Riley County

  • Arts, Leisure | September 12, 2013

    Pianists offer two seldom played works in recital

    Ben.nyberg

    Pianist LeRoy Johnson, joined by KSU faculty pianist Slawomir Dobrzanski, presented an ambitious “Farewell Concert” that gave an All Faiths Auditorium assemblage a generous serving of two seldom played romantic concertos Sunday afternoon, Sept. 8. Programming concerto music for a recital is a substantial risk venture.

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 11, 2013

    For family, friends, ceremony is a sobering reminder

    Imprint.phatch

    FORT RILEY — Although reminders of the September 11 terrorist attacks can bring back painful memories, ceremonies such as one held at Fort Riley Wednesday can bring together people to reflect on the events of that day. The ceremony, honoring Fort Riley soldiers killed in Afghanistan and

  • September 11, 2013

    County: PBC the only option

    Riley County commissioners have concluded they only have one option to deal with future space needs: a public building commission. Commissioners came to that conclusion following a retreat at which the long-simmering question was a central topic. Creation of the commission will enable county commissioners

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 11, 2013

    Sodomy trial begins

    An 8-year-old child and her mother testified Wednesday against a Fort Riley soldier facing sex crime charges against the child. George L. Ferenz, 30, is charged with attempted rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties in connection with the

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 11, 2013

    Former Republican tells local Dems of frustration with Brownback, Kobach

    Schodorfa1.phatch

    A Republican-turned-Democrat with ambitious plans told a group of Riley County Democrats Tuesday night that she left the GOP because “my principles couldn’t let me be a Republican any more.” Former State Sen. Jean Schodorf, whose stated goal is to oust Secretary of State

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 11, 2013

    Commissioners approve 1st part of terminal expansion

    City commissioners unanimously approved phase one of the airport terminal expansion at the Manhattan Regional Airport Tuesday. The $9.8 million project will be contingent on receipt of a $7.9 million Federal Aviation Administration FAA grant with the remaining amount to be funded locally by passenger facility charges

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 11, 2013

    8 named Merit semifinalists

    Eight area students are among 154 Kansas students and approximately 16,000 students nationwide named National Merit semifinalists Wednesday. The local semifinalists are Kenan Bitikofer and Sarah Featherstone of Flint Hills Christian School, Jack Keeley, who is homeschooled, and Albert Cochrane, Grace Horton-Smith and Ian Miller of Manhattan


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