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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 12, 2013

    K-State doctoral student honored for research

    Stephanie Pearson’s research is breaking boundaries, and now she’s got the award to prove it. Pearson, a doctoral student in curriculum and instruction, New York City, is the first recipient of the newly established University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award. The $10,000 award recognizes

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

    Defendant takes stand in child sodomy trial

    A soldier being tried on charges of molesting a 7-year-old girl took the witness stand to deny the allegations Wednesday afternoon. George Ferenz, 30, who now lives in Fort Worth, Texas, is charged with attempted rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of

  • Manhattan High School | September 12, 2013

    Motivated Indians ready for Emporia in home opener

    Last year’s football game at Emporia broke a streak of 28 consecutive regular-season wins for the Manhattan High football program. While Friday night’s home game against the Spartans is the first chance at revenge for that loss, the Indians have plenty of motivation from

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | September 12, 2013

    Soldier scores with golf ball donations


    When Lieutenant Kirk Porter deployed to Afghanistan recently, he wasn’t allowed to pack some of his favorite items: golf equipment. This week Porter’s fellow members at the Manhattan Country Club are fixing him up in a big way. Club members have collected an

  • Area Schools | September 12, 2013

    Mustangs understand challenge vs. St. Marys

    Last season, the Valley Heights Mustangs opened with an overtime loss to Valley Falls. After that, the Mustangs’ season continued its slow start, with losses in their first five games. With a 30-24 overtime win over Valley Falls to kickoff the year last Friday, the

  • 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


    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


    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

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