• Local | March 26, 2013

    GAO report: lack of standards makes containment labs risky

    A continued lack of national standards places the United States at increased risk for accidents at high-containment laboratories, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released Monday. This report was a follow-up to a 2009 GAO report, which called for national standards relating to designing,

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 26, 2013

    Flood plan affecting some landowners

    Pottawatomie County commissioners discussed new FEMA flood plain maps Monday and how the revised maps are adversely impacting some area property owners. The discussion was prompted by a recent work session with the Wamego City Commission during which several local business owners along U.S.

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 26, 2013

    Commission to fund Living History Day

    Pottawatomie County commissioners indicated Monday they would find some financial assistance for Living History Day, a longstanding event sponsored by Havensville Community Center. “We’re asking for help if we can possibly get it,” said Jim Armstrong. “We don’t charge anyone anything except for

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 26, 2013

    Former employee files wrongful termination suit against K-State

    A former Kansas State University employee has filed suit against the university alleging she was wrongly terminated from her accounting job. In the suit, filed in Riley County District Court, Platt asks for more than $75,000 in compensation for damages she said she suffered as a

  • Obituaries |Men's Basketball | March 26, 2013

    Former KSU basketball player dies in Florida

    Dick Stone, a member of three Kansas State University basketball teams in the mid 1950s, died earlier this week as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Florida. Individuals familiar with the circumstances said Stone was a passenger in a car that

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 26, 2013

    K-State researchers take groundbreaking approach to stopping stomach bug

    Kansas State University-led team is researching ways to stop the spread of norovirus, a contagious stomach illness that infects one in 15 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kyeong-Ok Chang, associate professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, is leading researchers

  • Obituaries | March 26, 2013

    Dominick Lubrano

    Dominick James Lubrano, seven month old, of Ogden died March 18 in Kansas City.

  • Obituaries | March 26, 2013

    Michael Gardner

    Michael David Gardner, 33, of St. George died Sunday at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

  • Arts, Leisure | March 26, 2013

    Not to complain, but why show a 2-year-old production?


    The Arts in Cinema programs—one for opera and one for dance—has changed a little since its inception. Originally we got live performances beamed to us from La Scala and The Bolshoi, performances that we saw usually at odd hours on Sunday and which

  • Obituaries | March 26, 2013

    John Gehrt

    John Frank Gehrt, 59, of rural Alma died Monday at his home.

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