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  • School officials puzzled by state records request

    At least two area schools have received a mysterious open records request asking for information about politicos who have been invited to school events during the past three years. Rock Creek and Riley County school districts received the request on .

  • DHS official calls NBAF progress ‘tremendous’ Nbaf1f.phatch

    All the way from Washington, D.C., three Kansas congressmen and an official of the Department of Homeland Security visited the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Friday morning. DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Reginald Brothers, along with Sen. .

  • MHS golf takes 2nd in opener

    The Manhattan High girls’ golf team took second place in its season-opening tournament Thursday afternoon at Lake Shawnee, finishing 17 strokes behind Washburn Rural in the six-team event hosted by Shawnee Heights. The Indians shot a 362 to as a team to .

  • Ballard to play at Notre Dame Saturday

    Three years removed from a season-ending injury in his final year at Manhattan High, Joe Ballard is finally getting his chance to play college football. After a year of post-graduate school and a redshirt year at Rice University, Ballard will .

  • Who wants the data, and why?

    We don’t blame officials in a number of Kansas school districts for being curious about why one or more legislators want records about certain contacts school personnel have initiated with legislators and statewide officeholders. We, too, are curious, even .

  • There can be no let-up in war on global ‘cancer’

    To the Editor: Ours is a sick world. Let me start with what my wife has been going through. She has Stage 4 cancer and is in remission at this time. She went through a battering ram of intense chemotherapy for .

  • Many variables affect risk of foodborne illness

    Improving education about risky food handling behaviors would reduce the amount of foodborne illness and help improve food security around the world, according to Kansas State University research. For their study, the university’s Kadri Koppel, assistant professor of human .

  • Guitar legend kicks off McCain series

    Blues icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Buddy Guy will open the 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University. Guy will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in McCain Auditorium. Credited with bridging the gap between 1960.


    Kay Evelyn Perry, 79, of Salina, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family. The family provided the following information. Kay was born Feb. 26, 1935, in Great Bend, the daughter of Loren Sr and Jessie (Hazel) Blake. Kay was a .

  • Wildcats open season with stable of RBs vying for top job 07 jones, judah - mug.phatch

    Jones, Robinson, Leverett and Jones may sound like a law firm, when in reality it’s the stable of running backs Bill Snyder could conceivably march out this Saturday night for Kansas State’s season opener against Stephen F. Austin. .

  • K-State preparing for anything vs. ‘Jacks Josh mug color

    Last season, Stephen F. Austin was like a tale of two teams. On the one hand, the Lumberjacks led all of FCS in passing offense with 389 passing yards per game. But then there was the defensive side of the ball, .

  • Gonzalez found guilty of second-degree murder

    WESTMORELAND – A man’s intentions on the night he killed his friend were at the center of the jury’s deliberations on Thursday in Pottawatomie County District Court. The jurors left Judge Jeff Elder’s courtroom at 9:50 a.m. Almost .


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