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  • Local |Education | October 16, 2014

    Staff sheds tears of joy for Ogden Elementary’s Blue Ribbon

    Some Ogden Elementary faculty and staff shed happy tears as they were recognized by the Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday for being a National Blue Ribbon School. Ogden Elementary won Blue Ribbon status for closing achievement gaps in reading and math scores on Sept. 29. “Heartiest

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 16, 2014

    Magic show, experiments part of local chemistry week events

    Kansas State University has several events planned to observe National Chemistry Week. National Chemistry Week, a week focused on how chemistry supports everyone and contributes to quality of life and the nation’s economy, is Oct. 19-25. It is an annual outreach program that is

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 16, 2014

    Spend more time picking health insurance, specialist says

    Consumers spend more time picking out a television than picking out health insurance - and that could be a costly mistake, says a Kansas State University community health specialist. “According to a recent consumer report, people spend about 15 minutes choosing a health insurance plan, which

  • Local | October 15, 2014

    Manhattan Catholic leaders respond to Vatican document on accepting gays

    Local Catholic leaders gave some cautions to consider in response to a document the church released this week that seemed to indicate a shift in attitude toward gay people, divorced people and non-traditional families. Their caveats: It’s still a working document, and it doesn’

  • Local |Business | October 15, 2014

    Local firewood key to slowing beetle’s advance

    Though an invasive beetle hasn’t been found in Riley County, the Kansas Forest Service is urging residents to purchase firewood locally to help preserve area ash trees. “The emerald ash borer is a small, green, metallic beetle that was first detected in the United

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 15, 2014

    Man denied bail reduction in infant death

    A Fort Riley soldier charged with first-degree murder and child abuse was denied a request to reduce his bond. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared in Riley County District Court via webcam on Tuesday afternoon from the Riley County Jail. His attorney, Lora Ingels, requested that his bond

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 15, 2014

    Pott County investigating string of thefts

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of burglaries, thefts and property damage reports in a string of incidents that began in June. According to a news release from Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat, the crimes have mostly happened in the central

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 15, 2014

    K-State engineering team wins second international competition

    Architectural engineering students at Kansas State University are proving they know what it takes to make a building more comfortable and energy efficient by winning the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system selection category at ASHRAE’s international design competition for the second year in a

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 14, 2014

    Advance voting begins Wednesday

    Just because midterm elections are three weeks away, that doesn’t mean voters in Riley County have to wait to choose their candidates. Advance voting begins Wednesday, and county clerk Rich Vargo said there are plenty of options to beat the polling place lines on

  • Local |Business | October 14, 2014

    Gasoline drops below $3 a gallon

    Manhattan residents will have a little extra money in their wallets after filling up at area gas stations as the price of regular unleaded recently dipped to $2.99. Gas is now 23 cents less per gallon than a year ago, according to AAA of Kansas. Gas prices

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