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  • Local |Education |Fort Riley | January 16, 2014

    USD 475, Fort Riley moving ahead with plans for new school on post

    FORT RILEY — Geary County Unified School District 475 and Fort Riley are moving forward with the construction of a replacement elementary school on post. The organizations are figuring out the next steps for the project, currently scheduled to begin construction in March or April of this

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 16, 2014

    K-State research helping fight deadly strain of influenza

    The novel avian H7N9 influenza virus has caused more than 130 human infections with 43 deaths in China. New research, conducted under the supervision of Kansas State University’s Juergen Richt, is showing promise in helping to fight this deadly virus. “Emergence of a novel drug-resistant

  • Obituaries | January 16, 2014


    Genevieve L. “Genny” Matthews, 87, of Manhattan, died Wednesday at the Meadowlark Hills Sloan House. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Feb. 23, 1926, in Great Bend. She was the daughter of Fred and Ruby (Parker) McClure.  Genny was raised in

  • Editorials | January 16, 2014

    Governor doesn’t waver on his vision

    Gov. Sam Brownback touched on a lot of topics Wednesday during his State of the State Address before a joint session of the Kansas Legislature. Perhaps of particular interest in Manhattan was his assertion that “Our universities are critical.” He talked of “strategic investments” already

  • Women's Basketball | January 16, 2014

    Patterson works to keep team focused on improving


    Deb Patterson is just trying to focus on today and then move on to tomorrow. It’s really just one step at a time for the Kansas State women’s basketball coach, as she prepares her team for another big-time test this Saturday at home

  • Men's Basketball | January 16, 2014

    ’64 K-State basketball team a winner and a savior

    Oh what a game. A marvelous effort that not only produced a victory on the basketball court but also very well may have saved Kansas State’s status as a major university in the state and nation. In 1964! Hyperbole? No sir. No way. The 50-year

  • Local | January 15, 2014

    Hands-on exhibit shows principles at work on gridiron


    For those who need a football fix during this off-season lull, the Flint Hills Discovery Center has just what the doctor ordered. Or maybe that should be “what the coach ordered.” In the spirit of the center’s mission, “Football” is an interactive exhibit that

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 15, 2014

    ‘Slum’ rule nixed

    City commissioners insist they don’t want existing homes to become “floodplain slums” because of proposed new building regulations. During Tuesday’s work session, commissioners agreed that one of the regulations under discussion does more harm than good. Senior city planner Chad Bunger explained that

  • Local |Kansas State University |Agriculture | January 15, 2014

    Recent snow helping wheat crop through cold temps

    All the snow cover left on the ground from early winter snowfall actually protects crops from the recent frigid temperatures. K-State agronomy professor Jim Shroyer said that snow cover decreases the risk of damage to winter wheat in the extreme conditions the area has seen

  • Editorials | January 15, 2014

    Spectacle infused with election politics

    The Kansas Legislature convened this week in a session that will likely be dominated by school finance and the upcoming election season. School finance, a perennial issue, will be of particular interest in the coming weeks as lawmakers and school districts await the Kansas Supreme

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