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  • Local | May 07, 2015

    ‘Nissan Yacht’ post draws flood of ‘buyers’

    A K-State student’s gag listing for a “mini-yacht” blew up on the Internet this week — and led to a few real offers from buyers. Nathan Hutchison, a senior in industrial engineering, said after the flash floods that hit the area Monday, he saw a

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 07, 2015

    KSU associate dean leaving for WSU

    An associate dean at Kansas State University will be the dean of Wichita State University’s Barton School of Business, WSU announced Wednesday. Anand Desai will join the Barton school in July, replacing interim dean James Jordan-Wagner. Desai is associate dean for academic administration at

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 07, 2015

    Food scientist explains why listeria showing up more often

    Listeria, a foodborne pathogen, is the cause of 16 different recalls in just two months. A Kansas State University food safety specialist explains why it is appearing in products typically not associated with the bacteria. “Listeria is a group of bacteria that is found in cold,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 07, 2015

    Student receives scholarship to study Russian in Kyrgyzstan

    Kansas State University student Joel Blankenship, sophomore in political science, history and international studies, Valley Center, has been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship for 2015-2016. The National Security Education Program sponsors the David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships. Boren awards provide U.S. undergraduate

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 06, 2015

    Over objections, commission approves Noor Residence

    Noor residence.phatch

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday approved rezoning the Islamic Center of Manhattan’s land for a proposed apartment complex. The Islamic Center proposed rezoning its land from a single-family residential district to a planned unit development to build a three-story apartment building, called the

  • Local |Education | May 06, 2015

    Students get lessons on the move with walking program


    Some Amanda Arnold Elementary fourth-graders are getting exercise, fresh air and a school lesson all at the same time. The students meet in teacher Meggan Eilert’s classroom before school, go outside, put an earphone in one ear and start walking. “It gets all their

  • Local |Business | May 06, 2015

    New car leaves Junction City teacher amazed


    A Junction City second-grade teacher got a new set of wheels Tuesday night. Shannon Echevarria, a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, won a new Toyota Yaris at Manhattan’s Little Apple Toyota. The dealership has given away a new car for the past 10 years as

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 06, 2015

    After flood, KSU reports roof leaks, road damage

    Monday’s storm, with its record-breaking rainfall and flooding, caused minor damage to some buildings on the K-State campus, according to a release from the university. Facilities workers cleaned up water damage at Seaton Hall, Anderson Hall, McCain Auditorium and the President’s Residence. The

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 06, 2015

    Commission OKs bridge-patching purchase

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday authorized the purchase of about $35,500 more of a polymer material to patch the worst portions of the deck of the Belvue Bridge across the Kansas River east of Belvue. The additional material will supplement the 4.3 “kits” of material applied to

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 06, 2015

    Commission to spend $630K from city/university fund

    A new sidewalk on Sunset Avenue, handicap accessibility for K-State’s Forum Hall and other projects intended to benefit the university and the community received approval Tuesday. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved five city/university fund projects for addition to the 2016 city budget. The

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