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  • Local |Business | June 21, 2015

    Seed planting company establishes roots all over the world

    Let’s go to South Africa. A group of scientists are planting a research plot to evaluate how a crop will perform. They are using a specialized planter which provides precise control and data on seed spacing and placement. Would you believe this planter comes

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 21, 2015

    K-State awards honors for spring semester

    More than 3,500 Kansas State University students earned semester honors for their academic performance during the spring 2015 semester. Students with at least 12 graded hours and whose grade point average for the semester is 3.75 or above receive semester honors and commendations from their deans. The honors are

  • Local | June 19, 2015

    Local church honors 9 killed in South Carolina

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    Residents walked about half a mile Thursday afternoon to Bethel AME Church to support another church experiencing tragedy more than a thousand miles away. The event, which started at First Congregational United Church of Christ, was in honor of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 19, 2015

    Moran’s Regents term ending

    Kansas Regent Robba Moran said she’s proud of the progress made in higher education during her four-year term on the board. Moran’s last Kansas Board of Regents meeting was this week. The board governs the state’s public higher education institutions, including K-State.&

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 19, 2015

    Officials to consider other sites for range

    During heated discussion at a meeting Thursday evening, residents raised numerous questions regarding a proposed shooting range south of Manhattan. Riley County Police Department officials and Riley County commissioners addressed residents’ concerns about moving the range from its current location. Throughout the meeting, county officials

  • I Wonder |Local | June 19, 2015

    Why did officials send 1,000 sandbags to Manhattan?

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    Q: Why did Manhattan officials request 1,000 sandbags from the Army Corps of Engineers earlier this week? Compared to the 43,000 sent to the Blue River Basin, it doesn’t seem like the 1,000 will help us out all that much if flooding actually occurs. Also, what will

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 19, 2015

    KSU president donating raise to support staff

    Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz will give his $9,300 pay raise approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday back to the school. Schulz wrote a message published in K-State Today Friday that the raise is appreciated, but “since we were not able to

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 19, 2015

    Program gives public a chance to vote on its favorite startups

    More than $90,000 in cash and in-kind prizes will be on the line for the 14 business startups of Kansas State University’s Launch a Business Program at the culminating Launch Party from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the K-State Alumni Center. The party is open

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | June 18, 2015

    Regents approve tuition hike

    TOPEKA — Tuition for Kansas State University undergraduate and graduate students will increase 3.6 percent in the 2015-16 academic year. The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously approved the tuition increase in line with the Kansas Legislature’s 3.6 percent cap Tuition and fees combined for resident

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 18, 2015

    Art program explores heroes and villains

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    Whether they are everyday heroes, mythological ones or just famous people interpreted as heroes, K-State’s Beach Museum of Art is exhibiting them and teaching children about them, too. “This week they are making the bad guys,” said Beach senior educator Kathrine Schlageck. That includes

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