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  • Court Calendar | June 14, 2013

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, June 17, 2013 9:00 – BRW 9:00 Baca, Anthony SENTENCING (13 CR 311 Poss Alprazolam) BRW III 9:00 Clemow, Drake Status (13 CR 305 Battery) JJC III 9:00 Davidson, Theresa Status (13 TR 1081 DUI [1st], Speeding (64/45) JWG III 9:00 Dreesman, Spencer Status (13 CR 275 Battery) JJC III 9:00 Edwards, Florence Status (13 CR 297 Dom Batt) JJC III 9:00 Garrett, Jennifer Status (12

  • Local | June 14, 2013

    Discovery Center’s new director looks to keep improving

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    Fred Goss has been working as the new director of the Flint Hills Discovery Center since the beginning of May, but he hasn’t been resting on his laurels. In the last month and a half, he’s been taking feedback on the center and

  • Local | June 14, 2013

    Attendance expected to meet estimates in center’s second year

    As the Flint Hills Discovery Center transitions to new leadership, officials say attendance is on track with projections and on par with that of last year. “We are heading into our busy season,” said Pamela Kulokas, outreach coordinator for the center. “I’m real optimistic.”

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | June 14, 2013

    USD 378 looks ahead following defeat of $12.3 M bond vote

    Though the Riley schools’ $12.3 million bond proposal for was defeated by a vote of 764 to 358 on Tuesday, Supt. Brad Starnes said he is confident the district will start to see some necessary changes to its facilities within the next year. “We will prioritize plans and

  • Columns | June 14, 2013

    Legislature spurns higher ed

    The recent outcry against the Kansas Legislature’s whack at higher education funding came too late to prevent a short-sighted and misguided assault on state-supported colleges and universities. Though Gov. Sam Brownback sought to maintain funding for higher ed, his conservative legislative majority did not

  • Letters | June 14, 2013

    Manhattan residents made the past year unforgettable

    To the Editor: My name is Heléne Dewilde; I am an exchange student from Belgium who attended Manhat-tan High School as a senior last year and graduated in May. I have been living with the Dhuyvetter family for the past 10 months.

  • Editorials | June 14, 2013

    Victory Week, and much more

    It’s been quite a week at Fort Riley, one in which the annual Victory Week has been celebrated between some important birthdays. The first birthday was Saturday, June 8. It was the 1st Infantry Division’s 96th, and yes, there was cake. The division, which

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 14, 2013

    K-State team wins for tiny tractors

    A K-State delegation had the top tractors in a recent international competition. Kansas State University’s quarter-scale tractor design teams won the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ 16th annual International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, earlier this month in Peoria, Ill. The teams

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 14, 2013

    K-State Olathe to host steak competition

    The American Royal Association is looking for America’s best-tasting steak, and Kansas State University Olathe will help. The association’s second annual second annual American Royal Steak Competition will be at the K-State Olathe campus in September, with the winner announced at the 2013 Grapes &

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 14, 2013

    Phi Beta Kappa selects 50 new members

    Fifty students at Kansas State University are among the newest members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. To be eligible for membership consideration to Phi Beta Kappa, a student must be a junior or a senior with


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