President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget includes $714 million in federal funding for construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). The biosafety level 4 facility is slated to be built in Manhattan, replacing Plum Island Animal Disease Center as the nation’s lead
A bill that proposes starting from scratch on the nearly 14-year development of a monument to President Dwight D. Eisenhower would effectively end efforts for memorialization, the head of the memorial commission said Wednesday. Conflicts over the size, concept and design of the planned memorial
A German native who has administered a journalism program in Georgia for seven years will be the next director of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University. Birgit Wassmuth will start her new job in June. Wassmuth comes
If you’re one of those individuals who celebrates Tax Freedom Day, well, the Kansas event has come and gone. It was Tuesday. You still have national Tax Freedom Day to look forward to, or to lament. That’s a week from today, April 18 — three
To the Editor: The Manhattan community has ample reason to mourn the loss of two loved and very productive citizens — Dr. Ron Marshall, who delivered thousands of babies in his time of service in Manhattan; and Chris Gruber, who supported the very important College of
A Manhattan man died Sunday in an early morning accident in Butler County after his vehicle overturned. James Ponce, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene after his vehicle rolled multiple times and landed on its top on Highway 77, about 10 miles north of El Dorado. Officials
To the Editor: Pasture burning time to pro-mote better livestock grazing has arrived. Smoke particles will be smelled, inhaled and seen in the big cities all over the area. Complaints will be heard. The EPA will get involved.
Kimberly Akimbo,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 18-20 in East Stadium’s Purple Masque Theatre at Kansas State University. A comedy, the play is about Kimberly, a 16-year-old girl who must cope with a very out-of-the-ordinary physical
Social historian and author Stephanie Coontz will present two lectures for Kansas State University groups in May. Her visit is being sponsored by the department of women studies. A professor of history and family studies at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., Coontz also is
James Michael Ponce, 29, of Manhattan died Sunday in an automobile accident on Hwy 77 north of El Dorado.
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