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  • Local |Kansas State University | December 24, 2013

    Schulz: Fix social media policy

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    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz and a large group of the school’s faculty have fired back at the Kansas Board of Regents’ new policy regarding use of social media. The regents recently gave university presidents the right to suspend, censure or fire anyone –

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 24, 2013

    New wage increases proposed

    WESTMORELAND – A new wage scale being considered by the Pottawatomie County Commission would put county employee compensation more in line with area governmental entities, and replace “step” pay raises with incentive-based increases. The commission discussed the proposal with department heads Monday and asked for their

  • Columns | December 24, 2013

    An evening conversation: Hello darkness, my old friend

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    Perhaps we should start with a bit of historical perspective as we wait on the tow truck to come and drag away my car. No, it’s not stuck in a snow bank. Somehow, after surviving a blind, slippery drive home around midnight on Saturday,

  • December 24, 2013

    Message from President Schulz about Regents’ social media policy

    Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: The Kansas Board of Regents recently passed a new Social Media Policy at the Dec. 18-19 meeting. If you have not yet read the policy, I urge you to do so. This new policy has garnered national attention for Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 24, 2013

    KSU receives awards for programs

    Kansas State University is receiving 24 awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, Mid-America District XI. The council is an international association of educational institutions. District XI includes Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Each year

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 24, 2013

    Society recognizes sophomore scholars

    Kansas State University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the multidisciplinary collegiate honor society, is recognizing several undergraduate scholars at the university. Phi Kappa Phi has selected 15 students as sophomore scholars. Selection is based on the grade point average of work done at the university

  • Obituaries | December 24, 2013

    JIMMY BURWELL

    Jimmy L. Burwell, 71, of Clay Center, died Tuesday at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. Additional obituary and service information will be announced later by the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

  • Obituaries | December 24, 2013

    LORALEE E. BAKER

    Loralee Elizabeth Baker, 95, of Manhattan, died Saturday at the Meadowlark Hills-Stolzer House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Sept. 6, 1918, in WaKeeney. She was the daughter of Walter Thorne and Iona Pearl (Switzer) Baker. Miss Baker was raised

  • Obituaries | December 24, 2013

    LAURA ERICKSON

    Laura A. Erickson, 101, of Manhattan, died Monday at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.  She was born Jan. 21, 1912, in Swedeburg, Neb. She was the daughter of Anton and Christina Erickson. The family provided some of the following information. Laura graduated from Luther College

  • Editorials | December 24, 2013

    It’s easy to feel good about Manhattan

    This is a day when we want to think of happy things, to conjure up a few warm and fuzzy phrases to share as we enjoy a chilly but cheery Christmas. What’s really fun this time around is that we don’t have to


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