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  • Local | November 30, 2014

    State’s tallest Christmas tree illuminates Blue Earth Plaza

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    Hundreds of people traveled to “Whoville” on Friday night to witness the lighting of the state’s tallest Christmas tree. The 65-foot-tall manufactured tree served as the Blue Earth Plaza centerpiece for the second annual Festival of Lights ceremony. After Santa Claus arrived as the

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | November 30, 2014

    Where do students go at halftime?

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    Q: I have season tickets to the K-State football games and sit on the west side. I have noticed that every game a large number of premium student seats on the east side goes unused during the second half. Where do these students go, and

  • Local |Education | November 30, 2014

    Anthony Middle School students attend KAY conference

    Seven members of the Susan B. Anthony KAY Club attended the Area 3 Kansas Association for Youth Regional Conference on Nov. 7 in Wamego. The club received the Blue Award in recognition of their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2013

  • Local |Education | November 30, 2014

    Manhattanite named to Phi Kappa Phi honor society

    TOPEKA — Washburn University student Shari LaGrange-Aulich of Manhattan was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. LaGrauge-Aulich is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. The 36 Washburn students elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi include juniors in the top 7.5 percent of their class

  • Local |Education | November 30, 2014

    Fort Riley soldiers help with school meal

    Partners in Education from Fort Riley joined in the Thanksgiving fun in Angela Blankenau and Erin Allen’s kindergarten class at Frank Bergman Elementary on Tuesday. Sgts. Travis Daugherty and Joseph Gray assisted the kindergarteners as they prepared for their meal and joined the group

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 30, 2014

    Two K-State researchers become science society fellows

    Two Kansas State University faculty members have been named 2014 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest scientific society. The following Kansas State University faculty members were selected as fellows: • C. Michael Smith, professor of entomology, for

  • Local |Business | November 28, 2014

    Early deals lure shoppers from Thanksgiving meals

    Shoppers who excused themselves from Thanksgiving meals to score early holiday deals in Manhattan were greeted by chilly temperatures and the occasional wait. Lines at Target and Best Buy stretched around each building as hundreds of people stood in line Thursday evening in 35-degree weather.

  • Local | November 28, 2014

    County has lack of foster homes

    Riley County only has enough foster homes for about one-third of children who need care. According to St. Francis Community Services,which is contracted by the state to place foster children locally, there are 71 children from Riley County in foster care, and 45 have had to

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | November 28, 2014

    What does ‘JD’ stand for on Snyder’s hat?

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    Q: I’ve seen the initials “JD” on the caps worn by Bill Snyder and some of the assistant football coaches this season. What does that stand for? A: I’m tempted to say: “Jack Daniels,” in the name of the Tennessee whiskey. You probably

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 28, 2014

    Wamego commission approves $45K for bandstand renovation

    Organizers hope a project to renovate the bandstand in Wamego City Park is completed by this spring. The Wamego City Commission recently approved spending up to $45,000 for the project. The Wamego Community Foundation is also taking donations, raising $9,100 so far. The project will stabilize the

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