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  • Local |Business |Agriculture | December 02, 2013

    Legislation on everyone’s minds at Farm Bureau event

    Kansas farmers will have their eyes on Washington as they gather in Manhattan. The Kansas Farm Bureau is holding its annual meeting Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. An opening-day summit took place Monday. The issue on the minds of many farmers is

  • Neighbors | December 02, 2013

    Foundation leader inspired by women


    People often use the examples of others to help guide their lives. Bunny McBride, adjunct lecturer of anthropology at K-State, said she draws her sense of service from women in her family and around the world. She applies that as president of the Women’s

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 02, 2013

    McClaskey named state secretary of agriculture

    Jackie McClaskey of Manhattan will be the next Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday. She succeeds Dale Rodman, who will step down Dec. 10. McClaskey has worked in the Department of Agriculture since 2011. She served as assistant secretary before being named

  • Arts & Leisure | December 02, 2013

    Chorus looking for singers

    Handel’s “Messiah” will be performed in 2014 by the Flint Hills Chorus in the Wamego regional area for the 23rd time, and the committee is looking for people to sing in the chorus. The performance will be at 2 p.m. on April 6 at the First

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 02, 2013

    Moldrup: Crime down in county

    Updates from Monday’s Riley County commission meeting: • Capt. Kurt Moldrup of the Riley County Police Department said year-to-date crime in the county is continuing to trend downward. Overall crime has dropped for the department despite two recent armed robberies, one at a Dara’s

  • December 02, 2013

    A horse, a dog and a life-saving deal

    Coincidence and a tremendous act of kindness brought together 19-year-old Ashley Peitz and her seizure service dog, Dodger. It happened when Gina Brisby of Manhattan was looking for a place to board her horse. Brisby is the companion animal manager and service dog trainer at

  • Local |Business | December 02, 2013

    City Commission: Employees waiting for raise

    Manhattan’s union-member firefighters will have another chance to bargain for an annual pay adjustment at the city commission meeting Tuesday evening. Few would begrudge firefighters a raise, but commissioners must deal simultaneously with the rest of the city’s 335 employees – and that might mean

  • December 02, 2013

    Manhattan runners return to NYC Marathon a year after Sandy


    It took nearly two years of preparation and two trips to the Big Apple, but a pair of Manhattan women recently finished the New York City Marathon. Finally. Kitra Schartz and Angela Chauncey, along with another friend, were set to run the race last year

  • Editorials | December 02, 2013

    Renew Undetectable Firearms Act

    Plastic guns have become quite real with advances in 3-dimensional printing technology. The bullets these guns fire also are quite real, as is the weapons’ stealth to airport scanners. In a week, unless Congress acts responsibly, important restrictions on plastic guns will be gone. That’

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 02, 2013

    Gifts should stir imagination, parents told

    When it comes to Christmas gifts for young children, Anna Nippert, instructor of early childhood education at Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology, recommends parents be more focused on fostering imagination in their children than simply buying what is on their list. “Preschoolers

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