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  • Local |Government, Politics | December 01, 2014

    City to discuss traffic signal, turn lane on Anderson Ave.

    The Manhattan City Commission will discuss options Tuesday for dealing with a portion of West Anderson Avenue. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The commission discussed the stretch of west Anderson Avenue between Kimball Avenue/Scenic Drive and Anneberg Park/Sharingbrook at

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | December 01, 2014

    Variety of electronic apps available for farmers

    HUTCHINSON — Even across the most remote landscapes, technology is spiraling. And in a world of information technology, there is no need to leave the field when muddled by an unfamiliar disease or insect infestation. Nor do you, these days, need a tablet and pencil to

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | December 01, 2014

    K-State professor exiting stage after 30-plus years teaching


    For more than three decades, Kansas State University associate professor Charlotte MacFarland has been teaching students the art of theater and encouraging young actors to take risks, both on and off stage. MacFarland’s name has become widely known in Manhattan after one of her

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 01, 2014

    Contract awarded for 130 bridge inspections

    Riley County will pay a Manhattan company to review 130 bridges to comply with a federal law. Riley County assistant engineer Gary Rosewicz told county commissioners Monday morning that the county is up for its biennial bridge inspections. Schwab & Eaton, P.A. of Manhattan, was

  • Local | November 30, 2014

    State’s tallest Christmas tree illuminates Blue Earth Plaza


    Hundreds of people traveled to “Whoville” on Friday night to witness the lighting of the state’s tallest Christmas tree. The 65-foot-tall manufactured tree served as the Blue Earth Plaza centerpiece for the second annual Festival of Lights ceremony. After Santa Claus arrived as the

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | November 30, 2014

    Where do students go at halftime?


    Q: I have season tickets to the K-State football games and sit on the west side. I have noticed that every game a large number of premium student seats on the east side goes unused during the second half. Where do these students go, and

  • Local |Education | November 30, 2014

    Anthony Middle School students attend KAY conference

    Seven members of the Susan B. Anthony KAY Club attended the Area 3 Kansas Association for Youth Regional Conference on Nov. 7 in Wamego. The club received the Blue Award in recognition of their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2013

  • Local |Education | November 30, 2014

    Manhattanite named to Phi Kappa Phi honor society

    TOPEKA — Washburn University student Shari LaGrange-Aulich of Manhattan was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. LaGrauge-Aulich is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. The 36 Washburn students elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi include juniors in the top 7.5 percent of their class

  • Local |Education | November 30, 2014

    Fort Riley soldiers help with school meal

    Partners in Education from Fort Riley joined in the Thanksgiving fun in Angela Blankenau and Erin Allen’s kindergarten class at Frank Bergman Elementary on Tuesday. Sgts. Travis Daugherty and Joseph Gray assisted the kindergarteners as they prepared for their meal and joined the group

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 30, 2014

    Two K-State researchers become science society fellows

    Two Kansas State University faculty members have been named 2014 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest scientific society. The following Kansas State University faculty members were selected as fellows: • C. Michael Smith, professor of entomology, for

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