• Abundant nonfiction options for young book readers

    When you think about your reading life as a child, do you remember going through phases? Maybe you couldn’t get enough of the Berenstain Bears as a preschooler? Maybe there was a time when Nancy Drew was the only .

  • ‘Hundred Pieces of Me’ tracks woman through heartbreak and cancer fight

    Talented and well-known women’s fiction writer Lucy Dillon has produced another engaging story where a vulnerable female protagonist contemplates the fine line and bittersweet differences between tragedy and opportunity. In “A Hundred Pieces of Me”, Georgina “Gina” Bellamy has .

  • March is ideal month to prepare potato garden Greggeyestone1

    March is the best time to plant Irish potatoes, even after St. Patrick’s Day has passed, because soil temperatures are warm enough. It’s also a great time to transplant some of your flowers and dormant perennials into the .

  • K-State researches drone use to detect pest, disease in crops

    Kansas State University is leading an international, multimillion-dollar project that is looking at unmanned aerial systems — or UAS — as a quick and efficient method to detect pest insects and diseases in food crops before outbreaks happen. Brian McCornack, associate professor .

  • Dryer malfunction causes fire at Kramer Dining Hall

    A dryer malfunction caused a fire on Friday morning at a K-State dining hall. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to the Kramer Dining Center, 1104 Sunset Ave., at 9:16 a.m. Friday for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, .

  • KSU graduate student to attend Nobel laureate meeting

    A Kansas State University doctoral student will spend part of her summer interacting with Nobel laureates in physics, physiology, medicine and chemistry. Courtney Passow, a doctoral student in biology from Round Rock, Texas, will attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate .


    Stanley James Vopata, 70, of Paxico, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at his home. He was born May 5, 1944, in Frankfort, the son of James and Anna Osner Vopata. Stan served in the United States Army. He was a farmer/stockman.  Stan married .


    Stephen E. White, 67, of Manhattan died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. He was born on April 15, 1947, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Dr. White was a professor of geography and former dean of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State .

  • Districts to face cuts before increases in block grant plan

    Manhattan-Ogden schools will have to cut nearly $600,000 from the current year’s budget, but they can expect steady funding from the state over the next two budget cycles under a block grant funding plan approved by legislators last week. USD 383’.

  • Senate passes bill requiring university prospectuses

    The Kansas Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would require the state’s post-secondary schools to publicize information on their graduates’ average salaries, student loan debt and employment. The bill (SB 193) passed on 27-11 a vote. The bill’s .

  • Belvue man refuses to plead at arraignment

    The court entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of a Belvue man facing charges of first-degree murder and felony cruelty to animals. Christopher Michael Arand “stood mute” on the charges during his arraignment in Pottawatomie County District Court .

  • Rooftop parties unsafe but legal in Manhattan

    A Manhattan building official said most residential roofs aren’t designed as party decks, but that didn’t stop people from taking their Fake Patty’s Day celebrations to area rooftops earlier this month. “Most roofs are not built for .


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