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  • Local |Education | September 19, 2015

    USD 384 gets $10,000 grant to buy computers

    RANDOLPH — Blue Valley USD 384 has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education. The district will purchase scientific handheld computers and sensors to transfer data collected during experiments to students’ iPads so they can evaluate the information. “Thanks to this grant, students will

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 19, 2015

    KSU student earns $10,000 scholarship

    Emily Vaterlaus Patten, a doctoral candidate in the College of Human Ecology has received a $10,000 scholarship awarded to registered dietitians who demonstrate a commitment to the future of the profession through teaching and research. Patten, of Boise, Idaho, is one of 10 national winners selected for

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 18, 2015

    K-State Marching Band members moving forward

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    The halftime show this week at Bill Snyder Family Stadium will feature so many musicians there will be no room for them to march, a testament to K-State Marching Band’s reputation as the pride of Wildcat fans. After the band’s show on Sept. 5

  • Local |Business | September 18, 2015

    I-70 visitors center seeking water source

    Lyle Butler believes a visitor center at the intersection of I-70 and K-177 is close to becoming a reality. The only holdups are signing a construction agreement and running a water line to the seven-acre parcel. “I feel like we’re closer to making it

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 18, 2015

    Asbestos work leads to union evacuation

    Two false fire alarms cleared students and staff from the K-State Student Union on Thursday morning, but officials stress there was never any threat to the building or community. The building was cleared twice when fire alarms went off, first at about 10:30 a.m. and

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 18, 2015

    KSU grad receives Fulbright grant to teach English

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    A recent Kansas State University graduate is teaching English to Germans on a Baltic Sea island. Hannah Rogers started a 10-month Fulbright teaching assistantship earlier this month in Ahlbeck, Germany, on Usedom island. Fulbright U.S. Student Grants offer international travel for study, research or

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 18, 2015

    Trial set for Belvue man accused of killing uncle

    A trial date has been set for a Belvue man accused of murdering his uncle last November. Christopher Arand, 36 at the time of his arrest, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 10 death of his 70-year-old uncle, Larry Arand, also of Belvue.

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 17, 2015

    Leaders want Salina campus to become K-State Tech

    Kansas State University officials on Wednesday announced a plan to change the name of the Salina campus. “We have initiated the process with the KS Regents to change the name from K-State Salina to K-State Polytechnic — more details to follow,” K-State President Kirk Schulz announced

  • Local |Education |Business | September 17, 2015

    Amid driver shortage, board approves purchase of 5 buses

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board was considering the purchase of five fairly new school buses at its meeting Wednesday, but before casting his vote, board member Darell Edie had an important question: “Do they come with drivers?” The joke drew laughter from his fellow board members,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 17, 2015

    Man charged in death of Fort Riley teenager

    Federal prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old Fort Riley resident in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy. Juwan D. Jackson was charged Wednesday with one count of involuntary manslaughter in the Friday death of Kenyon Givens, also a Fort Riley resident. Prosecutors say

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