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  • Local |Kansas State University | August 12, 2014

    NBAF not likely to study Ebola virus

    A K-State expert on Ebola says the deadly virus won’t be studied at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility under construction in Manhattan. Jerry Jaax, K-State’s associate vice president for research compliance and university veterinarian, said as a biosecurity Level 4 lab, NBAF could

  • Local |Education | August 12, 2014

    District enrollment up from 2013

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    It looks like an additional 152 students enrolled in the Manhattan-Ogden school district, according to preliminary numbers released on the first day of school today. That brings the total number of USD 383 students to 5,954 this year, up from last year’s Sept. 20 count of 5,802. “This is

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 12, 2014

    Babysitter, 5 children escape Ogden fire

    A babysitter and four children escaped unharmed when a fire broke out inside an Ogden double-wide mobile home Monday afternoon. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters responded at about 1:30 p.m. to the residence at 212 Ninth St. Crews began leaving the scene

  • Editorials | August 12, 2014

    SEC, Kansas reach fair settlement

    The State of Kansas did about as well as could be expected in settling a federal securities fraud charge without having to admit or deny the specific findings and without having to pay any penalties. The charge stemmed from the summer of 2009 to the summer

  • Letters | August 12, 2014

    Heartbreaking pet story can be of help to others

    To the Editor: Regarding Joel Jellison’s Aug. 10 “Off the Beat” column, thank you for sharing your story about Sheldon. I know it is difficult to deal with the loss of a pet. Let it be comforting to know that you and Haley did everything

  • Letters | August 12, 2014

    Speak up quickly to protect downtown neighborhoods

    To the Editor: The traditional neighborhood fabric that defines Manhattan’s livability between downtown and City Park requires better protection. At the July commun-ity workshop on future growth opportunities and land use alternatives at City Hall, land-use planning maps continued to identify these neighborhoods and

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 12, 2014

    Beach conversation to feature discussion on the power of art

    Photographer Dawoud Bey and University of Chicago associate curator and director of education Hamza Walker will discuss the power of art, its potential as a means of social engagement, and special aspects of the aesthetic research carried out by artists in a conversation at 7 p.

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 12, 2014

    ‘Plum’ of an internship experience

    An island vacation is a dream for many college students, but it doesn’t usually require permission from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. That’s exactly what happened for Rachael Gortowski, Rockford, Illinois, a third-year student in the College of Veterinary Medicine at

  • August 12, 2014

    DEBRA K. SNYDER

    Debra K. Snyder, 62, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Debra was born on Feb. 2, 1952, in Manhattan, the daughter of George C. and Dorothy (Lelievre) Mayer.  She graduated from Westmoreland High School in 1970 and

  • Obituaries | August 12, 2014

    SHERIAN A. STATEN

    Sherian A. Staten, 74, of Keats, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at her home in Keats. The family provided the following information. Sherian was born on Nov. 10, 1939, in Abilene, the daughter of Alto “Bus” M. Sowell and Maybelle A. Padgett Sowell.  She moved to Manhattan as a


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