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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 23, 2015

    K-State to honor Kassebaum Baker with doctorate

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    A University of Kansas graduate is set to receive an honorary doctorate from Kansas State University. Nancy Kassebaum Baker, a native Kansan and former U.S. senator, will be recognized with the honorary doctoral degree at the Graduate School’s commencement ceremony at 1 p.m.

  • Local |Business | April 23, 2015

    NBAF draws Vet Med dean to Manhattan

    A planned federal research center helped lure Kansas State University’s newly selected dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine to Manhattan. Dr. Tammy Beckham, who starts her new job on Aug. 2, said part of the draw to Manhattan was being next door to the

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 23, 2015

    Commissioners formally oppose moving elections

    Riley County commissioners on Thursday expressed their formal disapproval of proposed state legislation that would move local elections to the fall of even-numbered years. The legislation, which is currently in committee, is intended to increase voter participation in local elections by pairing them with higher-turnout

  • Local | April 23, 2015

    Kaws to dedicate park features

    Members of the Kaw American Indian tribe will dedicate improvements to the Allegawaho Memorial Heritage Park south of Council Grove on Saturday. Kaw Nation Tribal Council members will join Gov. Sam Brownback and other state officials at 3 p.m. for a dedication ceremony for a

  • Local |Business | April 23, 2015

    Foundation’s match day raises $375K

    An annual fundraising event brought in nearly $375,000 for local nonprofit entities Wednesday. The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation announced that it raised $232,317 with 1,328 donations during its third Grow Green Match Day, which matches gifts at 50 percent. Foundation president and CEO Vern Henricks said he was overwhelmed

  • Local |Briefs |Area Schools | April 23, 2015

    Rock Creek sweeps St. Marys

    The Rock Creek softball team swept St. Marys on the road on Monday, beating the Bears 12-3 and 14-1. Winter Henry was hot from the plate in Game 1 for Rock Creek. Henry went 3 for 5, drove in one and scored two runs. Mariah Kinderknecht went 1 for 1

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 23, 2015

    Pianist highlights library event

    Music lovers can start the month of May on the right note with a performance, dessert and wine at an encore piano concert by Slawomir Dobrzanski, associate professor of music at Kansas State University. The event is presented by the Friends of K-State Libraries at 7:30

  • Local |Business | April 23, 2015

    Pet pantry helps people provide for loved creatures

    WICHITA — Crystal Diamond is 67 and says she lives on about $600 a month from Social Security. It’s not easy for her to afford her own food, let alone provisions for her five once-stray cats. But Diamond said she can’t do without her pets. “That’

  • Local |Briefs |Area Schools | April 23, 2015

    Mustang baseball sweeps St. Marys

    The Rock Creek baseball team went on the road on Monday for a pair of games at St. Marys, sweeping the Bears 12-5 and 9-0. In Game 1, the Mustangs fought back from a 4-3 deficit to take the lead in the fourth and then added

  • Local |Briefs |Area Schools | April 23, 2015

    Rock Creek JV softball sweeps St. Marys

    The Rock Creek junior varsity team swept St. Marys on Tuesday, winning a close first game 7-6 before defeating the Bears, 14-9, in Game 2. Rock Creek and St. Marys exchanged the lead eight times in Game 1, but the Mustangs ended up on top. Olivia Lee

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