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  • Regents look to bring young people to state

    Kansas higher education officials want to make attracting young people to the state and keeping them here a top priority. Members of the Kansas Board of Regents and several university presidents expressed the desire for a summit, and possibly a .

  • Police searching for 4 connected to armed robbery

    Police are still looing for four masked men who entered an occupied home armed with handguns and stole electronics on Wednesday. Ryan Weber, 21, and Tyler Harris, 20, 921 Village Drive, told Riley County police the alleged robbery occurred at approximately 11:50 p.m. .

  • Survey: Too many hotel rooms with more to come

    “Amen.” It’s a word most associated with church, but it was said by an audience member Thursday at Sunset Zoo as Judy Randall described that Manhattan has too many hotels. Randall, president and CEO of Randall Travel Marketing, spoke .

  • Expert suggests strategies to build empathy, tolerance

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series celebrating the Week of the Young Child, April 12-18. When a child feels valued, he sees values in others. When he realizes he has his own thoughts and emotions, he .

  • ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ worth seeing, or seeing again Christopher.conner1

    The musical “Million Dollar Quartet” rocked the McCain Auditorium stage Monday, April 13. The show centers around a one-night convergence of four musicians destined to become legends. On Dec. 4, 1956, the owner of Sun Records arranged for Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and .

  • Is board really serious about cuts?

    It’s no secret that the local school district has a budget problem. We’re not totally sure how big that problem is, frankly, but it seems to us that knocking a few days off the school calendar is a .

  • Nano ‘sandwich’ improves batteries

    The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny “sandwiches” made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University. Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his research team are .

  • K-State students earn NSF honors

    Two Kansas State University students have received awards and recognition from the National Science Foundation. Matthew Galliart, master’s student in biology, Hutchinson, received a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Ryan Greenway, master’s student in biology, Amarillo, Texas, .


    Therese A. Grimm, 70, of Wamego, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Newman Regional Health Center in Emporia. The family provided some of the following information. Therese Grimm was born Oct. 5, 1944 in West Point, Nebraska to Joseph and Agnes (Brehmer) Nacke. She .


    Delbert Lee Lane, 82, of McFarland and formerly of Topeka, died April 12, 2015, at the Alma Manor. He was born Feb. 5, 1933, in Emporia, the son of William and Lena Shields Lane.  Delbert was a bus driver for the Topeka Transit System. .


    Randall L. “Randy” Reed, 58, of Tescott, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Salina Regional Health Center. He was a former local area resident. Randall was born Oct. 29, 1956, in Appleton City, Missouri. In the late 1960’s his family moved to Randolph, where .


    Bernard R. Head, 102, of Manhattan, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Mr. Head was born Oct. 16, 1912, in Waverly, Kentucky. Services are pending with Irvin-parkview Funeral Home & Cremation in Manhattan..


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