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  • Local |Kansas State University | December 02, 2014

    Black Student Union, church aim to raise awareness with protests

    Members of the Black Student Union at K-State are holding a vigil Tuesday to remember black men and women who lost their lives because of police brutality but received no media attention.   The vigil is part of a week of events on campus intended to

  • Local |Education | December 02, 2014

    Anti-bullying program update on board’s agenda Wednesday

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will get to hear an update about the district’s anti-bullying initiatives at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday. The district uses the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a long-term plan to address bullying and improve peer relations, according to the board’s

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 02, 2014

    Property owners willing to pay to reopen road

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners and landowners will try to reach an agreement to reopen Mariadahl Road at the least cost to all parties. The property owners, Stanton Brock and David Heier, said they were willing to split the cost of reopening the road, but within a

  • Local |Business | December 02, 2014

    Farm Bureau president hangs up hat after 12 years

    Steve Baccus, president of the Kansas Farm Bureau, retired on Tuesday after 12 years on the job. Baccus, of Minneapolis, Kan., became president of Kansas Farm Bureau in April 2002 after having been elected vice president in 1997. “Typically, a Kansas Farm Bureau president stays around 10 years, and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 02, 2014

    Junction City woman found dead in bathtub

    Police believe a woman found dead Monday in her bathtub in Junction City shot herself, but they are waiting on an autopsy to confirm the cause of death. Leigh Castle, 44, was found at 5:08 a.m. Monday unresponsive in her residence. Junction City police and Junction

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 02, 2014

    Memo on gravel use receives rocky reception

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners took exception Monday to a memo from Public Works Director Leu Lowrey regarding the use gravel on county roads. The memo, dated Nov. 26, stated: “Effective November 25, 2014, the Road and Bridge Department will not haul any more rock on to County Roads without

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 01, 2014

    Students parody ‘Bass’ song

    Students in the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority showed their love for Kansas State University in a YouTube video posted on Thursday. The music video, called “All About K-State,” is a parody of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” a pop hit released in June.

  • 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

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