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  • Local |Kansas State University | August 06, 2014

    Expert expects compliance on labels

    A Kansas State University food label expert believes most companies will comply with a new voluntary federal labeling regulation that defines the term “gluten-free.” The new regulation went into effect Tuesday. “The gluten-free trend has been crazy,” said Fadi Aramouni, professor of food science and

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 06, 2014

    K-State scientist uses camelina to build better biofuels

    A Kansas State University biochemist is improving biofuels with a promising crop: Camelina sativa. The research may help boost rural economies and provide farmers with a value-added product. Timothy Durrett, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, is part of collaborative team that has received

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 06, 2014

    Communication key for parents dealing with new teacher

    Parents shouldn’t worry about having a first-year teacher in their child’s classroom, according to a Kansas State University education professor. “Being a first-time teacher is an exciting and amazing experience that gets easier with time,” said Lori Goodson, assistant professor of curriculum and

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 06, 2014

    Erickson to lead KSU professional mentoring initiative

    Pamela Erickson will join Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology on Aug. 18 as director of a mentoring initiative that will pair students with professionals to help students build successful careers. Erickson currently is director of academic advising at Washburn University, Topeka, where she

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 05, 2014

    Preliminary primary election results

    Gubernatorial race R-Sam Brownback 1164,319 votes   63% R-Jennifer Winn 95,373 votes 37% Secretary of State R-Kris Kobach 164,396 votes 65% R-Scott Morgan 89,320 votes 35% United States House of Representatives District 1 (R) R-Tim Huelskamp 42,166 votes 55%  R-Alan LaPolice 34,671 votes 45% United States House of Representatives District 1 (D) D-James E. Sherow 7,545 votes 61%  D-Bryan

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | August 05, 2014

    Riley man killed in crash at bridge

    A Riley man died and a Kansas State University student is in critical condition after a head-on collision Monday afternoon in the 16300 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard near the Fancy Creek bridge. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that at about 4:40 p.m., 32-year-old Steven Farnsworth

  • Local |Business | August 05, 2014

    RSVP expands scope to include younger volunteers

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    After 40 years as a 55-and-older volunteer organization, RSVP of the Flint Hills, as it was previously known, is no more. Now called the Flint Hills Volunteer Center, the organization is reaching down to the younger generation as an 11-and-older volunteer organization. Lori Bishop, the center’

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 05, 2014

    Proposed budget would lower tax levy

    The property tax levy in Pottawatomie County will decrease slightly if commissioners adopt the proposed budget for fiscal year 2015. Commissioners Monday approved for publication a budget with a total tax levy of 25.724 mills — a decrease from the current tax of 26.011 mills. An increase of more

  • Local |Education | August 05, 2014

    Board to wrap up budget talks, discuss privacy policy

    USD 383 school board members are set to have one of their last budget discussions about the 2015 fiscal year on Wednesday. According to agenda information, a current consideration is to raise the mill levy to 52.49 mills, up 0.04 from fiscal year 2014.  A mill is $1 in tax

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 05, 2014

    K-State makes infrastructure improvements

    Revitalizing Kansas State University’s building infrastructure will continue to be a common theme during the 2014-15 academic year. “Building and maintaining quality facilities for students, faculty and staff are vital to K-State becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025,” said Kansas State University President

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