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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 26, 2014

    Enrollment up at K-State, Regents universities

    Fall enrollment is up across the board at the state’s public universities, including K-State, the Kansas Board of Regents announced Friday. The number of students attending Kansas State University is 24,776, an increase of 185 or .75 percent compared with fall 2013, according to a preliminary report for

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2014

    Chicago fire halts local flights

    CHICAGO — All flights in and out of Chicago’s two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban air traffic control center that authorities said was deliberately set by a contract employee. The ground stoppage at two of the nation’s busiest airports

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 25, 2014

    500 Fort Riley soldiers to deploy

    Nearly 500 Fort Riley soldiers will deploy to the Mideast in late October as part of the U.S. effort to fight ISIL. The Department of Defense Thursday identified the 1st Infantry Division as the headquarters unit to deploy as part of the upcoming transition of

  • Local | September 25, 2014

    Author to lend expertise to weekend OZtoberFest events

    Painting.phatch

    WAMEGO — There’s no place like home, and for celebrated “The Wizard of Oz” historian and aficionado John Fricke, home is any place that honors the world’s most well-known farm girl from Kansas and the characters that surrounded her. This weekend, Wamego’s Oz

  • Local |Business | September 25, 2014

    Harms named Aggieville director

    Harms.phatch

    After celebrating 125 years last weekend, Aggieville has a new leader to guide the district into the future. Rod Harms is the new executive director of the Aggieville Business Association. In June, Evan Tuttle resigned from the position. Harms is president of the Civitas Group, a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 25, 2014

    Gonzalez gets 10 years

    WESTMORELAND — Pablo Gonzalez will have much of his life ahead of him when he’s released from prison after he serves just more than 10 years for the unintentional second-degree murder of his friend, Levi Bishop. On Thursday in Pottawatomie County District Court, Judge Jeff Elder

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 25, 2014

    Defense questions letter in indecent liberties case

    Defense attorneys for a Fort Riley soldier found guilty of aggravated indecent liberties with a child have called into question a key piece of evidence used in last month’s trial. On Thursday, chief public defender Larry McRell, an attorney for 31-year-old Christopher Bates, said

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 25, 2014

    Spiders moving inside

    This is the time of year when the Kansas State University entomology department receives a lot of calls. The question most asked: Why am I getting so many spiders in my house? “Insects move inside the house seeking warmer temperatures,” said Jeff Whitworth, assistant professor

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | September 24, 2014

    K-State receives largest grant ever

    A federal agency has awarded K-State a $50 million grant to build a lab to research global food supply issues. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the grant Tuesday to establish the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Sustainable Intensification. “It is the

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | September 24, 2014

    Excess supply pushing grain prices down

    When it comes to the reason for low crop prices — the Wall Street Journal recently reported that wheat prices are at a four-year low — it’s simple economics. “Supply and demand,” said Greg McClure, agriculture extension agent for Kansas State. “And I think you’ll

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