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  • Local |Business | February 17, 2015

    K-State prepping for home rodeo this weekend

    Rodeo team a1.phatch

    The Wildcat rodeo team has been busy preparing for its home event this weekend. The 59th-annual K-State Rodeo is Friday-Sunday at the university’s Weber Arena. Coach Doug Muller said the cowgirls and cowboys were pulling out all stakes in the practice pen last week. “

  • Local |Education |Business | February 17, 2015

    Technology upgrades, Bluemont report on agenda

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider spending $324,859 on technology equpment Wednesday. The district is looking to replace a set of switch systems, which look like boxes that are used to physically connect multiple devices for communication between the district’s network operations and Internet. The

  • Local |Business |Arts & Leisure | February 17, 2015

    Lyle Lovett to perform at prairie symphony event

    Symphony in the Flint Hills has announced that Lyle Lovett will perform at the 10th annual signature event in June. Lovett, a four-time Grammy award-winning country music artist, is returning to the Flint Hills for a second time on June 12. He previously performed in the 2010

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | February 17, 2015

    Soldier to serve sentence after completing duty

    A Fort Riley soldier who is guilty of aggravated assault will not face jail time until his military duties are complete, a judge ruled Tuesday morning in Riley County District Court. Sgt. Kevin Flynn, who was 26 at the time of the crime, appeared with counsel

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 16, 2015

    City to consider antennas for hotel

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will consider the addition of telecommunication antennas on the Bluemont Hotel. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The applicant — SSC, an agent for US Cellular — would install telecommunication antennas and accessory equipment on the Bluemont Hotel

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | February 16, 2015

    KSU response shows problems with records law, attorney says

    TOPEKA — A heavily redacted 11-page response from Kansas State University to a newspaper’s open records request illustrates shortcomings with the state’s open records law, but a leading First Amendment expert said it can be difficult to challenge such redactions. The Topeka Capital-Journal requested

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 16, 2015

    Criminologist: Hacking is often misunderstood


    We often view hackers as evil geniuses, but perhaps a more accurate depiction would be a talented — though sometimes mischievous — craft worker, according to a Kansas State University researcher. The way society views hackers is not representative of the whole hacking culture, said Kevin Steinmetz,

  • Local |Neighbors | February 16, 2015

    Trainer back in the saddle after accident


    Tucked away on a winding gravel road just outside of Manhattan is a white barn outfitted with a riding arena, nine horses and just as many barn cats. The property is home to Clearwater Training Stables. Its owner, Rebecca Snavely, took a moment last week

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 16, 2015

    KSU alum to discuss state’s role in women’s suffrage movement

    The first campaign for women’s suffrage in Kansas will be the topic of two presentations by Kansas State University alumna Janice Parks Dreiling for the university’s observance of Women’s History Month in March. Dreiling is a retired Oklahoma administrative district judge who

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 16, 2015

    Financial planning team takes second

    A team of three personal financial planning students from Kansas State University earned second place at the recent national Industry Issues competition. Team members are Mariah Bausch, junior, Hoyt; Andy Rao, master’s student, Overland Park; and Cole Foster, junior, Tecumseh. They earned $3,000 in scholarships

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