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  • Equestrian | February 06, 2014

    Webster to compete in equestrian challenge

    Kansas State equestrian captain Rachel Webster was one of 16 riders selected to compete in Friday’s WEF Collegiate Equitation Challenge. This is her second straight selection to this event. Last year, Webster finished second in the consolation bracket. “We are excited to take Rachel back

  • Local | February 05, 2014

    Snowfall second-highest one-day February total


    Tuesday’s storm dropped 11.2 inches of snow on Manhattan, the second-highest February snowfall in one day for the city. The record for snowfall in one day for February was set at 18 inches on Feb. 27, 1900. State climatologist Mary Knapp said that a total of 13 inches of

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics |Agriculture | February 05, 2014

    Farm bill passes after 3 years of talks

    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a sweeping overhaul of federal farm and nutrition policies after almost four years of negotiations, sending a five-year farm bill to President Barack Obama for his signature. The Senate voted 68 to 32 to approve the $956.4 billion agreement, which Obama

  • Local | February 05, 2014

    3 snowplows, other vehicles wrecked


    Tuesday’s winter storm has had plowers working hard to clear the Manhattan area’s 13 inches of snow. Kansas Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kimberly Qualls said northeast Kansas had a total of three accidents involving snow plowing vehicles during the storm. One of them happened

  • Local |Business | February 05, 2014

    Mail service spotty on Tuesday

    Mail carriers also struggled with impassable roads on Tuesday. Manhattan postmaster Bob Mikulecky said that the carriers made judgment calls on whether to deliver the mail on Tuesday. “Our concern was to get as much mail delivered yesterday, but make sure everyone got back safely,”

  • Movies | February 05, 2014

    ‘Labor Day’ is a Valentine’s Day offering, with a few trimmings

    Movie fans know Joyce Maynard through the film version of her novel “To Die For,” though one suspects Buck Henry’s screenplay influences our estimation of the story. Maynard has also been in the news because of her decision to sell letters written to her

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | February 05, 2014

    More K-State graduates getting jobs

    A Kansas State University survey of recent graduates has found an increase in the percentage of new graduates with jobs — more than half of them in Kansas — as well as rising salaries and a broad range of career choices. Survey results show that 93 percent of

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 05, 2014

    Career fair planned Feb 11-12

    The opportunity for Kansas State University students to network with more than 150 employers over a two-day period will be offered again at the 2014 Engineering Career Fair. The fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12 on the second floor of the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 05, 2014

    Firefighters respond to four kitchen blazes

    The Manhattan Fire Department on Tuesday responded to four kitchen fires, three of which started in ovens. The biggest fire happened at 6:25 p.m. at 2117 Griffith Terrace. Firefighters found that the fire was extinguished by the occupants and was caused by unattended cooking.  Assistant

  • Obituaries | February 05, 2014


    Willis Boyd “Bud” Beckley, 74, of Manhattan, died Thursday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Jan. 7, 1940, in Denver. He was the son of Willis Quinby and Leona (Burton) Beckley.  Bud moved

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