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  • Local | May 19, 2015

    2 men safe after canoe overturns in Kansas River

    Two Manhattan men escaped the swift waters of the Kansas River Saturday night when their canoe overturned near St. George. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s office received a report of two people in a canoe, which overturned at about 7:50 p.m. Saturday near the St.

  • Local |Business | May 19, 2015

    New construction drives Pott County valuation increase

    The appraised value of real estate in Pottawatomie County increased by more than $125 million in 2015, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. The total appraised value of real estate this year is $1,874,665,410 — a 7.19-percent increase over the $1,748,909,802 total in 2014, according to figures certified last week

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 19, 2015

    Research: Genes may influence leadership in workplace

    The right genes may help you become an organization’s next president or CEO. But the same genes may also hinder your leadership path, according to Kansas State University psychological sciences research. Wendong Li, assistant professor of psychological sciences in the College of Arts &

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 19, 2015

    Auburn, K-State to host animal health and nutrition forum

    The Association of University Technology Managers, known as AUTM, has selected two U.S. universities to host a forum in Kansas City, Missouri, that is expected to bring together more than 20 universities and 30 national companies to discuss early-stage innovation coming out of university research; share

  • Local |Education | May 18, 2015

    Class of 2015 sets out for ‘new adventures’


    Proud parents and excited students gathered in Bramlage Coliseum for Manhattan High School’s graduation for the class of 2015 on Sunday. The school gave 405 students diplomas. “It’s exciting, but it’s kind of sad, too,” graduate Savannah Roberts said. “It’s kind of leaving

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 18, 2015

    Officials waiting to make ditch plan

    After heavy rains washed away progress on an ongoing drainage project near the Big Blue River, the county must now wait for the water level to drop before it can begin determining a new plan of action. County public works director Leon Hobson told county

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 18, 2015

    Historic house on agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider adding a house to the local historic places register during its meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The city received a nomination in February to add the Jesse Ingraham House, 1724 Fairchild Ave., to the

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 18, 2015

    Undergraduate poster forum highlights engineering research

    Three Kansas State University engineering students are being recognized for excellence in research as winners of the College of Engineering’s spring 2015 Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum. Seventy-three students participated in the April 30 event, which featured 49 poster presentations from eight different engineering departments. Research topics

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 18, 2015

    Distance graduate uses 2+2 partnership

    Nathan Legleiter always wanted a Kansas State University degree, but he needed a way to complete it while living and working in the Great Bend area. He used a special partnership between Barton Community College and the university to complete his bachelor’s degree in

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 17, 2015

    Kassebaum Baker tells graduates understanding, not social media, key to making a better world


    Several thousand scholars transitioned from students to graduates on Friday and Saturday during Kansas State University’s commencement ceremonies. Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker gave more than 800 students earning master’s and doctoral degrees encouraging words as the guest speaker during their commencement

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