A firefighter and a police officer will be swapping jobs Friday evening, and giving the public a play-by-play of their activities via Twitter. Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department will switch professions with Gregg VanDeCreek of the Manhattan Fire Department from 6 p.
State Rep. Vern Swanson, R-Clay Center, has announced he will not seek re-election in November. Swanson, elected in 2006, represents the 64th District, which started to include portions of Manhattan after redistricting occurred in 2012. K-State student Ben Wilson has filed with the Kansas Secretary of State
Officials have released no further information about the cause of the communications towers collapse that killed two contracted Union Pacific Railroad workers in Pottawatomie County earlier this week. Aaron Hunt, a spokesman for the railroad company, said in an email that the investigation is under
After just one meet in the books, several members of the Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving team can already plan their trip to Topeka for the Class 6A state swim meet in May. The Indians qualified in five individual events and each of the
A belated cheer for the Kansas House of Representatives, a majority of whose members on Wednesday made clear they weren’t interested in repealing renewable energy standards for utilities that became law in 2009. The vote was 77 to 42. The bill, which the Senate had approved on
Much has been made of the base jumpers and a teenager who face charges in connection with separate incidents in which they climbed to or near the top of the new World Trade Center. The base jumpers, who have been charged with burglary, misdemeanor reckless
To the Editor: Where does your food come from? If you’re like many Americans, your answer may be the grocery store. You, we and more than 150 other people ate today because of one American farmer — an increase of 800 percent over the past 73 years! In 1940,
Adopting a trend growing at journalism schools across the country, new journalism and mass communications majors at Kansas State University will now need a personal laptop computer - and they must bring it to class. The new technology policy of the university’s A.Q.
While it may not feel like spring yet, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your pets from spring pests, particularly mosquitoes, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. Susan Nelson, clinical associate professor of the university’s Veterinary Health Center, says mosquitoes carry
The world’s largest stringed instrument is coming to Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium stage — and beyond — for “Earth Harp Meets Oud” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6, as part of the McCain Performance Series. Invented by installation artist and musician William Close, the earth
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