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  • Local |Education | August 19, 2014

    Riley school board selects new member

    The Riley County school board appointd a new member at its meeting Monday night. Tom Richard was approved in a 5-1 vote to fill the vacancy left by outgoing member Dan Thomson. Thomson resigned in June to comply with USD 378’s nepotism policy. The board

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 19, 2014

    Focus on lunch for fruits, vegetables, nutritionist says

    Changes to a supplemental nutrition program are improving the number of fruits eaten daily by children, but kids and adults still aren’t reaching the recommended daily intake amounts. A Kansas State University human nutritionist says to reach that amount, you need to focus on

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 18, 2014

    Stonestreet, Modern Family costar to visit KSU

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    Modern Family TV stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson will visit K-State’s McCain Auditorium at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 19. “An Evening with Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson” will feature the Modern Family actors giving the audience a behind-the-scenes look into television happenings,

  • Local |Business | August 18, 2014

    Agritourism group looks at zoning laws meeting

    A local agritourism initiative is gaining steam, Riley County commissioners learned Monday. The Riley County Planning and Development Department convened the first meeting of the county’s Agritourism Task Force, the department’s director, Monty Wedel, reported at the meeting. The tast force consists of

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 18, 2014

    City to consider stormwater fee increase

    City commissioners will consider several items related to the 2015 budget at a meeting Tuesday evening. Among the items on the agenda are increasing stormwater rates, raising admission fees for the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo, and increasing wages in an agreement with the

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 18, 2014

    Researchers study how light interacts with matter

    Kansas State University physicists and computer scientists are involved in a collaborative project to understand a long-lasting mystery: how light interacts with matter. Itzik Ben-Itzhak, university distinguished professor of physics, is a co-principal investigator on the multimillion-dollar project, Imaging and Controlling Ultrafast Dynamics of Atoms,

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 18, 2014

    Johannes receives award for adolescent health work

    Kansas State University’s Elaine Johannes, associate professor and Extension specialist in the College of Human Ecology’s School of Family Studies and Human Services, has received the 2014 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Development Award to work with the Kansas Adolescent Health State Plan. Johannes,

  • Local | August 17, 2014

    ‘Boggin’ in the Vista’ a muddy slice of small-town fun

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    ALTA VISTA — Is there a need to construct a 200-foot long pit of mud and drive turbo-charged trucks and Jeeps with gigantic tires through it as fast as mechanically possible? Of course not. But who doesn’t like to get a little dirty every now

  • Local |Fort Riley | August 17, 2014

    Leaders at Fort Riley and other installations alarmed at effect of possible drawdowns

    LEAVENWORTH — Army fatigues are ubiquitous in Leavenworth, a town synonymous with the storied military fort that gives the place its name. But many of those uniforms could go away in the wake of an Army study that contemplates cutting personnel at Fort Leavenworth in half

  • Local |Business | August 17, 2014

    Book store prepares for move

    Claflin Books and Copies is moving to a new home from its former location at 1814 Claflin Road. While the official opening date hasn’t been set, the store soon will be at 103 North Fourth St. Owner Stormy Kennedy said it was a shock to have

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