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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 03, 2015

    K-State establishes Vet Med center for infectious diseases

    The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University is establishing a new center of excellence that will focus on helping to control infectious diseases in both humans and animals. On Wednesday, the Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases, or CEVBD, will be publicly launched

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 03, 2015

    K-State students achieve high results in Putnam Mathematical Competition

    Eight Kansas State University students placed in an international mathematics competition. The Mathematical Association of America has released results from the 75th annual Putnam Mathematical Competition, the most prestigious mathematics contest for undergraduates at colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. The Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 03, 2015

    Construction students earn scholarships

    Six Kansas State University construction science and management students were awarded $2,500 scholarships from the Associated General Contractors of America Education and Research Foundation at the association’s annual convention March 17-20 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The following juniors are scholarship awardees: Jordan Heinen, Axtell,

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 03, 2015

    Pick the right bud for perfect bloom

    If you’re looking for the perfect bloom this spring, a Kansas State University floriculture expert says it’s all about picking the right bud for the right occasion. “Think about what you are using those flowers for, whether it be for decoration at an

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 02, 2015

    Fort Riley ceremony marks symbolic end of combat team


    FORT RILEY — One of the Big Red One’s brigades on Thursday cased its colors, a symbolic gesture that concludes nine years of action after deployments to the Middle East, southwest Asia and Africa. The 1st Infantry Division’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, activated

  • Local |Education | April 02, 2015

    Shannon: Outside students welcome

    USD 383 superintendent Robert Shannon said Wednesday that Manhattan-Ogden should continue to allow out-of-district students the chance to attend district schools despite changes to the state’s school finance formula. Shannon shared his opinion with the Manhattan-Ogden school board during its Wednesday meeting. Shannon said he

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 02, 2015

    Commissioners voice displeasure with KPERS bills

    The Riley County Commission will state its opposition to bills circulating in the Legislature regarding the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS). County counselor Clancy Holeman said Thursday that he will draft a letter for the commissioners to sign and give to the local delegation.

  • Local |Education | April 02, 2015

    District to replace books, computers

    Some USD 383 students will have new math textbooks next year and the district will purchase about 400 computers to replace older technology. The Manhattan-Ogden school board approved the purchases at its Wednesday meeting. The district will spend $83,911 on 480 high school math textbooks for statistics, algebra, calculus,

  • Local |Business | April 02, 2015

    Town Center expected to demolish Sears store

    Manhattan Town Center will soon apply to demolish the site of the former Sears store, a sign that mall officials are closer to announcing a new tenant. City manager Ron Fehr told the Riley County Commission on Thursday that mall officials have informed city staff

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 02, 2015

    Colorado man dies at rest stop on I-70

    JUNCTION CITY — Authorities say a Colorado man who was moving to Florida was found dead at a rest stop near Manhattan on Tuesday. The Geary County Sheriff’s office says 47-year-old Keith Morrison of Aurora, Colorado, was found dead Tuesday in the parking area of

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