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  • 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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 17, 2014

    RCPD evaluates use of force in wake of Mo. riots

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    When it comes to law enforcement, use of force is a possible course of action not to be taken lightly. In Ferguson, Mo., local and state authorities are seeing the results of one police officer’s decision to use force. Whether Darren Wilson was justified

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 17, 2014

    Police search for rape suspect

    Riley County police on Saturday were searching for a man suspected of raping a woman in her mid-twenties known to him. The search comes after police received a call reporting a rape at 12:45 p.m. on Friday. The crime reportedly occurred in the northern part

  • Local |Business | August 17, 2014

    Shear Dynamics celebrates 30 years

    Shear Dynamics Salon and Spa Above the Plaza, 1125 Laramie St., celebrated 30 years in Manhattan on July 14. Owner Belinda Snyder said, “Our success is because we provide quality beauty services at reasonable prices and create a long-term relationship with our clients.” Special anniversary deals continue through

  • Local |Business | August 17, 2014

    Sunflower CASA gets national certification

    Sunflower CASA Project, Inc. has been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. This certification recognizes that Sunflower CASA, serving Riley, Clay, and Pottawatomie counties, is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy. According to Michael

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | August 17, 2014

    Engrain hires commercial specialist

    Engrain, a global provider of grain technologies based in Manhattan, hired John Bachman as commercial specialist and will be stationed at its regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. Bachman, originally from St. Joseph, Mo., will work directly with wheat and corn processing facilities throughout Kenya, Tanzania

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