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  • Local |Kansas State University | June 05, 2014

    Project looks at how actors ‘de-role’ from intense parts

    Actors and actresses have learned many methods of becoming their characters, but how do they leave their character - or de-role - when the role is over? “I asked myself that question,” said Daijah Porchia, a Kansas State University freshman in theatre, Kansas City, Missouri. “

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 05, 2014

    Student finds studying abroad an award-winning experience

    With Copenhagen as his home and Europe as his classroom, James Ross DeVault, a fourth-year Master of Landscape Architecture student in Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, found studying abroad to be an award-winning experience. DeVault, of St. Charles,

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | June 04, 2014

    4-H members get ‘mini-college’ experience at Discovery Days

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    Teenagers from across Kansas are occupying Kansas State University for the annual 4-H Discovery Days this week. Discovery Days organizer Sarah Keatley said there are 640 participants this year, including 76 adult supervisors.  The 4-Hers arrived Tuesday and had a full week of fun ahead of

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 04, 2014

    Stage gets informal approval

    After a year of debate, advocates received word Tuesday the stage at City Auditorium, also known as Peace Memorial Auditorium, will stay. City commissioners didn’t vote on the issue, but the majority gave verbal support to fixing the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system in

  • Local |Business | June 04, 2014

    Landoll marks 50 years

    It’s the golden anniversary for a Marysville company with global reach. Landoll Corporation, a manufacturing company headquartered in Marysville, is celebrating 50 years in business. It is involved in the farm, trailer, material handling and military original equipment manufacturing industries. Company founder Don Landoll said

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 04, 2014

    Commission OKs city/university fund projects

    Commissioners unanimously approved the 2015 City/University Fund projects Tuesday. The fund — which gets revenue from sales tax and franchise fees generated on campus — was established in an agreement between the city and Kansas State when the city annexed the university in 1994. The $618,000 proposal includes the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 04, 2014

    Fla. murder has local ties

    Authorities in Port St. Joe, Fla., last month arrested a man for suspicion of murdering his mother, a former Kansas State University professor. Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison on May 23 announced Jarrod Slick, 23, was arrested in connection to the death of his mother, Renee Coffey, 51,

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 04, 2014

    Riley County Treasurer announces retirement

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    Riley County Treasurer Eileen King announced Monday that she will retire from office effective Aug. 1. King, who has been in the position for 29 years, had considered not running when she was up for election in 2012, but because of the office’s difficult transition to a

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 04, 2014

    Chimes selects new members

    Kansas State University’s Chimes Junior Honorary has announced its new members for the 2014-2015 school year. The honorary’s threefold purpose is to promote scholarship, leadership and service. New members are selected based on contributions of service and leadership to their fellow university students.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 03, 2014

    Officials investigating cause of 12-car derailment in Frankfort

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    FRANKFORT — The Monday morning calm was disrupted by a deafening snap and the thuds of train cars crashing to the ground when a Union Pacific Railroad train derailed near the Kansas Highway 9 crossing. The incident occurred at about 9 a.m., according to Union Pacific officials.

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