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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 15, 2015

    Dog flu: Vet explains what dog owners should know

    Because of recent cases of canine influenza in the Chicago area, a Kansas State University veterinarian is recommending dog owners educate themselves on the respiratory disease and pay attention to where the cases are occurring. No positive cases of canine influenza, also known as dog

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 15, 2015

    Unit brings veterinary services to area animal shelters

    Veterinary medicine students at Kansas State University are going mobile. Last Monday, the College of Veterinary Medicine dedicated its new Shelter Medicine Mobile Surgery Unit. The clinical sciences department recently purchased the mobile surgical unit to allow students and faculty to perform on-site, pre-adoption spay/

  • Local |Education | April 14, 2015

    Student production kicking off celebration of Shakespeare

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    Almost 400 years after his death, Manhattan High School students are celebrating Shakespeare with a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” William Shakespeare died 400 years ago next April. “This is sort of our kickoff to that year-long celebration,” said Linda Uthoff, MHS drama teacher and “

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 14, 2015

    Man receives 10 years in October kidnappings

    A Manhattan man involved in an October double kidnapping and robbery was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison. Kenneth Mallett, 22, will serve back-to-back sentences of 88 months on one kidnapping count and 32 months for attempted aggravated robbery. Mallett also received a 59-month sentence for a

  • Local |Education | April 14, 2015

    Board to consider fewer days

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider shortening the 2015-16 school year to save money. The school board is scheduled to discuss the issue at a 5:45 p.m. work session on Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. Board vice president Marcia Rozell said Tuesday

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | April 14, 2015

    How many beers can I have before heading to the polls?

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    Q: Is there any law against voting while intoxicated? A: What, do you need a few cocktails to make it through the candidate forums? Do discussions of mill levies and local option budgets go down easier with a coupla cold ones? Gotta get sloshed to

  • Local |Business | April 14, 2015

    Residents dump tires, paint, e-waste at county ‘free day’

    It was a good day at the dump. Four hundred sixty-six vehicles crossed the scales at the Pottawatomie County Landfill Saturday, taking advantage of the annual Spring Free Dump Day. “That wasn’t a record, but it was a very busy day,” Scott Schwinn, landfill

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 14, 2015

    Researcher: Eye contact key to child’s development

    Nurturing a baby into a capable, competent individual is complicated. A parent models language and behavior. A parent sets boundaries for safety and social expectations. A parent gives undivided attention. It’s a whopping responsibility, a demanding task. Difficult? You bet it is, said Bronwyn

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 14, 2015

    Two at KSU honored as distinguished professors

    Kansas State University has selected a jazz musician and a nuclear engineer as the newest university distinguished professors. The professors receiving the distinction are Wayne Goins, professor of music, and Douglas McGregor, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering. University distinguished professor is a lifetime title

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | April 13, 2015

    County accepts low bid for station

    Riley County commissioners on Monday selected a bid for construction of a new fire station — but not without some hesitation. When selecting a bid, commissioners typically choose the lowest bid that meets the project’s requirements. Among the six bidders, Cheney Construction submitted the low

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