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  • Local |Government, Politics | February 27, 2015

    Senate approves bill extending DHS funding

    The Senate on Friday approved a short-term plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels until March 19. If the measure passes, the department would avoid a partial shutdown. Without action, DHS would begin shutting down at midnight Friday, furloughing 30,000 workers. Another 200,000 would

  • Local |Education | February 27, 2015

    Science night aims to spark imagination of Lee students


    Manhattan-Ogden third- through sixth-graders got a chance to explore science Thursday evening during a family event at Lee Elementary School. Family Science Night allowed the students and their families to come to the school and participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities, as

  • Local |Business | February 27, 2015

    Roundtable aims to bring local food to restaurants

    Offering local fare is becoming increasingly appealing for restaurants in Kansas, but sometimes it can be a challenge to connect with local producers. A roundtable discussion on Thursday at the From the Land of Kansas’ annual meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn aimed to address

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 27, 2015

    Sheriff identifies inmate who died in Pott County Jail

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff on Thursday identified the inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell on Wednesday. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said the inmate was 25-year-old Andrew J. Brown, of Wamego. Riat originally reported Brown was 24, but corrected himself in a later statement.

  • Local | February 27, 2015

    Forecast calls for 4 to 6 inches of weekend snow

    Snow is coming this weekend, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Mary Knapp, climatologist at Kansas State University, said Manhattan is on the northern edge of the snowstorm area expected to bring 4 to 6 inches of snow. This area also includes Abilene, Topeka

  • Local | February 27, 2015

    Speaker: Central Asia important to Americans

    Central Asia is not the land of “Borat,” according to an expert on the region who spoke in Manhattan Thursday. While that goofball comedy movie of a few years ago purported to show life in Kazakhstan, the part supposedly set there was actually filmed in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 27, 2015

    Ogden burglary suspect working on plea deal

    An Ogden man accused of burglarizing a laundromat in January waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Friday morning. Douglas Carson, 32, faces felony charges of burglary, conspiracy to commit a burglary with Evan MeGaw, 36, theft and a misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 27, 2015

    2 treated, released after car burns in parking garage


    Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after a car caught fire on Thursday in the KSU parking garage at the corner of 17th Street and Anderson Avenue. The Manhattan Fire Department and Kansas State University Police Department arrived to find smoke coming from the

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | February 27, 2015

    Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement created

    A new center at Kansas State University will lead the nation in new media technology research for the improvement of small rural enterprises. On Feb. 10, 2015, the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement was established to help small businesses succeed through new media marketing research. This interdepartmental

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | February 27, 2015

    Irish band to perform March 10 at McCain

    The McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University will be host to the six-time Grammy winners The Chieftains at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in McCain Auditorium. Paddy Moloney formed The Chieftains in 1962 from the ranks of the top folk musicians in Ireland. The Chieftains are

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