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  • Local |Business | February 14, 2015

    502 Media Group wins 15 advertising awards

    502 Media Group was recently recognized with 15 American Advertising Awards, including seven gold awards and three Judge’s Citation awards —more than any area firm. The American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest award competition. 502 Media Group received its

  • Local |Education | February 14, 2015

    Local students graduate Wichita State University

    WICHITA, Kan. — Nearly 900 students completed their degrees at Wichita State University in fall 2014. Undergraduate students who have attained a grade point average of 3.9 out of a possible 4.0 received the summa cum laude award; those with an average of 3.55 received the magna cum laude award; and

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 13, 2015

    City candidates talk LGBT, other issues

    Manhattan City Commission candidates have differing opinions on whether city policy needs to change to provide protections against sexual orientation discrimination. Nearly 40 people on Thursday attended the Our Manhattan candidate forum, the first one for the six candidates seeking to fill three seats in the

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | February 13, 2015

    What happened to Riley County’s health fair?


    Q: What happened to the Riley County Health Fair in the last couple of years? If you thought the Riley County Health Fair disappeared, you’re right, it has. Health department director Brenda Nickel said the last health fair was in April of 2012. One big

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 13, 2015

    Speed a factor in December accident that killed teenager

    It was cold, and a light mist was falling in early December when a “horrible boom” woke Amanda Gocken. But it wasn’t thunder that she heard, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report on an accident that killed a Marshall County teen. According to

  • Local |Education | February 13, 2015

    Superintendent affirms policy against non-discrimination

    USD 383 Superintendent Robert Shannon on Wednesday reaffirmed the district’s non-discrimination statement including sexual orientation and gender identity, which the school board approved just months ago. In an email to district staff, Shannon said, “Gov. Brownback’s rescission of non-discrimination wording for state workers on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 13, 2015

    Chimney fire causes $10,000 in damage to home

    A chimney fire that spread to a roof caused about $10,000 in structural damage to an area home on Thursday night. Freddie Taylor, the owner of 3212 Shady Valley Drive, was home on Thursday night burning wood in his fireplace. It wasn’t until a neighbor came

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | February 13, 2015

    Japanese drummers scheduled at McCain

    Kodó, Japanese taiko drummers, will present a show for the McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University. From Japan’s remote Sado Island, Kodó performs traditional Japanese drumming to create a show of artistic expression. Kodó has

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 13, 2015

    Expert has tips for keeping the bloom in your Valentine blossoms

    Want your Valentine’s Day flowers from your sweetheart to stay fresher longer? A Kansas State University floriculture expert has some tips. Kimberly Williams, professor of greenhouse management, says the best way to keep your flowers alive longer is to focus on the “two t’

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 13, 2015

    Make your pet’s heart your focus on Valentine’s Day

    It’s estimated that this Valentine’s Day pet owners will spend about $703 million on gifts for their beloved dogs and cats, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. But a Kansas State University veterinarian says rather than giving your dog a heart-shaped

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