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  • Local |Kansas State University | February 13, 2014

    K-Stater finalist in competition

    Sara Gasser, a senior majoring in interior design at Kansas State University, was one of five finalists in NEXT, a design competition for students throughout the United States and Canada. Gasser, Shawnee, presented her project to design professionals during an all-expense-paid trip to Grand Rapids,

  • Obituaries | February 13, 2014


    Ronald L. Davies, 79, of Manhattan, formerly of the Wamego and St. George area, died Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Ron was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Minot, N.D., and attended the Minot schools. He

  • Obituaries | February 13, 2014


    Phyllis Boyle, 96, of Manhattan, died Tuesday at her home. The family provided some of the following information. Phyllis was born on Aug. 31, 1917, in Manhattan to the late Joseph G., Sr. and Rose J. (Cunningham) Boyle. She was a graduate of the Sacred Heart Academy, Kansas

  • Editorials | February 13, 2014

    Keep local elections in the spring

    If locally elected officials were to march on the Statehouse and demand that the spring municipal elections continue to be held in the spring, perhaps legislators would drop a proposal to align local elections with state and national elections. Then again, state lawmakers might tune

  • Letters | February 13, 2014

    Auction at Seniors’ Center will help pay for renovations

    To the Editor: The Riley County Seniors’ Service Center is kicking off its capital fundraising campaign at 11 a.m. this Saturday with an auction at the center, 301 N. Fourth St. Local auctioneer Vern Gannon has donated his services, and center members and the community have

  • Letters | February 13, 2014

    City street department deserves round of applause

    To the Editor: If you travel around the state, you will continue to appreciate where we live. The Manhattan Street Department deserves a great big “Thank you” for the speed and efficiency with how its members cleaned our streets after the last big snow storm.

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | February 13, 2014

    Bus aims to help network pick up younger viewers


    A bus promoting C-SPAN spent two hours Thursday at Kansas State University trying to reach an audience typically outside of its viewership. LaShawna Saint-Preux, C-SPAN marketing representative, said the stop was a part of a tour of Big 12 campuses, the first branded tour in the 21

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | February 13, 2014

    K-State receives $10M gift

    Frank and Elizabeth Burke, Doylestown, Pa., have made a $10 million gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. The 140,000-square-foot building will feature tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, computer labs, a financial research lab and

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 13, 2014

    County signs training agreement

    Riley County commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved an interlocal training agreement among Fort Riley and area governing bodies. The agreement will allow local entities — Riley County, Geary County, Junction City and Manhattan — to train with equipment from Fort Riley and from each other that is

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | February 13, 2014

    Temple Black showed political chops in 1979 Landon speech

    Shirley Temple Black, who died Monday at age 85, once visited Manhattan to show off her political side. The iconic former child star came on April 10, 1979, to Kansas State University to deliver the 46th Landon Lecture as a U.S. ambassador. Black didn’t pull any

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