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  • Local |Business | May 04, 2015

    Wamego beats own Sampler Festival record

    After setting an attendance record during last year’s Kansas Sampler Festival, Wamego this year broke its own record, exceeding 12,000 visitors for the first time in the event’s 26-year history. Festival director Michelle Crisler, speaking before the Riley County commissioners Monday, said the weather

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 04, 2015

    Scholar to visit university in Oz to Oz program

    Peter Kell, a 2014-2015 Fulbright senior scholar, will visit Kansas State University on May 7-8 as part of the Oz to Oz program. Kell is head of the School of Education at Charles Darwin University, Australia. He is currently at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • Local |Business | May 03, 2015

    Food, exhibits, donkeys draw thousands to Wamego City Park


    WAMEGO — Threatening skies Saturday morning weren’t enough to keep the crowds away from day one of the Kansas Sampler Festival. The traveling festival, held for its second and final year in Wamego’s City Park, features nearly 300 vendors and exhibitors. Just inside one entrance,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 03, 2015

    Johnson to give Landon Lecture


    Jeh Johnson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will deliver a Landon Lecture later this month. Johnson will speak at 10 a.m. on May 27 at Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium “Secretary Johnson’s visit to Kansas State University is timely as

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 03, 2015

    Researcher questions dismissal at hearing

    A former Kansas State University researcher questioned provost April Mason, the person who fired him, Friday during a grievance hearing regarding his termination. Biology researcher Joseph Craine was terminated from K-State in October after sending emails to the editor of the scientific journal Ecology alleging

  • Local | May 03, 2015

    At one watch party, all fans firmly in Pacquiao’s corner


    As people around the world gathered on Saturday to watch the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao — one of the sport’s most anticipated fights of all time — loyalties divided along various lines. Some rooted for Mayweather because he’s American, or

  • Local |Education | May 03, 2015

    MHS forensics team wins 6A state title

    The Manhattan High School forensics team on Saturday won its third 6A state championship in four years at Olathe Northwest High School. Michaela Hayes took first place in the poetry division, as did Haley Heaton and Trevor Bashaw in duet acting. Bashaw also finished second

  • Local |Education | May 03, 2015

    Love of cars drives small-town auto shop owner

    The car was damaged in Texas. The repair is being done in a body shop in Kansas. That is one example of the work of an entrepreneurial auto body specialist who chooses to live in rural Kansas. John Gean is founder and owner of Protown

  • Local |Education |Business | May 03, 2015

    Caterpillar, MATC partner on job training program

    A pilot program in Manhattan designed to train workers for area manufacturing jobs is starting up later this month. The Kansas Department of Commerce, Caterpillar Work Tools Inc. and Manhattan Area Technical College will provide short term training through the Workforce AID (Aligned with Industry

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 03, 2015

    Kansas State student takes second place in competition

    John Dempster, a Kansas State University senior in accounting and economics from Manhattan, placed second in the 2015 Capsim Foundation Business Simulation Challenge, an international competition that featured 788 students from business schools in 34 countries. The competition used Capsim Management Simulation software to test students’ ability to

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