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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 08, 2015

    K-State diversity leader announces her retirement

    Myra Gordon, associate provost for diversity, announced on Monday that she will retire at the conclusion of the current semester. Gordon, who joined Kansas State University in 2002, has led the university’s recruitment and retention programs that target multicultural students, faculty and staff, as well

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | September 08, 2015

    Police still searching for robbers who caused campus lockdown

    Police are still searching for suspects involved in early-morning robberies that caused officials to lockdown the Kansas State University campus for several hours on Friday morning. Riley County Police Department Lt. Greg Steere said on Tuesday that detectives are “actively following investigations.” He declined to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | September 08, 2015

    2 killed in weekend traffic accidents

    Two area men died in traffic accidents, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Colby Scott Mathies, Manhattan, was killed after a one-vehicle accident in Pottawatomie County at 4 a.m. Sunday. A KHP report said Mathies, 27, was driving a 1993 Chevrolet 1500 southbound on Carnahan Road about one-half

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | September 08, 2015

    Self-described ‘nerd’ hopes to turn drone hobby into business


    Sam Smock can be described in a number of ways. Husband. Father. Kiss Army member. Smock is also gearing up to add entrepreneur to his list of descriptors, although he’s not a big fan of that word. “It’s a mainstream thing,” he said. “

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 08, 2015

    Police: BB gun used to damage vehicles

    Police are seeking help from the public after someone used a BB gun to shoot out the windows of more than 100 vehicles in Junction City and Grandview Plaza over the weekend. According to a release from the Junction City Police Department, more than 100 windows were

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 06, 2015

    Fans check out upgrades to video, seating in north end zone


    Mike and Ramona Derousseau sat in the north end zone on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, just like they have for more than a decade. The season ticket holders said they’ve missed only one or two games since they’ve moved 12 years ago

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 06, 2015

    County says most tax sale funds come from threat of selling

    Riley County’s most recent tax sale brought in close to $500,000 for the county — not from the sale itself but because the threat of a tax sale was enough to motivate a large majority of property owners to pay off their back taxes. Delinquent property

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 06, 2015

    City works to prepare community survey

    The Manhattan City Commission will help finalize questions for a community survey during a work session on Tuesday. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The city is looking for community feedback on some of the upcoming issues that city officials will have

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | September 06, 2015

    K-State Salina lecture series features former Gov. Carlin

    SALINA — As the components of higher education, such as state funding, tuition costs and curriculum demands, continue to vary each year in Kansas, questions about the importance of a college degree are growing. Kansas State University Salina’s latest installment of the Civic Lecture Series

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 06, 2015

    High schools students to learn about college at ‘Just For Juniors’

    High school juniors from Manhattan and the surrounding area will have a chance to learn firsthand about college life at the K-State Alumni Association’s Just For Juniors event Sept. 28 at the K-State Alumni Center, 100 Alumni Center, 1720 Anderson Ave. Registration and the career mingling session

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