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  • Local |Kansas State University | July 20, 2014

    K-State scientists map wheat genome

    K-State researchers helped create a draft of the genetic blueprint of common wheat,which is grown on more than 531 million acres around the world and produces nearly 700 million tons of food each year. Their work could help scientists isolate genes to develop better wheat varieties

  • Local | July 20, 2014

    Getting back in the swing of things: Group revives folk dancing tradition

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    Sometimes in the journalism business, you get to participate in the event you’re covering to bring a special perspective to the reader. Well, on Saturday evening, I did something quite daring. I danced in a well-lit room — in public. Dancers and musicians of all

  • Local |Business | July 20, 2014

    Vacancies for new hotels? Local developers say yes

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    The local hotel market has become an overcrowded affair. According to Smith Travel Research, Manhattan’s hotel occupancy rate has declined from 67.9 percent with 886 available rooms in 2007 to 56.3 percent with 1,263 available rooms in 2013. The city’s occupancy rate in 2013 is near the 56.1 percent average for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 20, 2014

    Trial set for man accused of injuring 2 motorcyclists

    An Ogden man accused of multiple charges connected to an April accident that left two motorcycle riders seriously injured was bound over and scheduled for an arraignment Friday in Riley County District Court. Judge William Malcolm scheduled an arraignment hearing for Johnny Cossey, 38, on Aug. 4.

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 20, 2014

    Junction City goes under voluntary water restriction

    Juntion City is under voluntary water restriction, the city announced in a press release on Friday. Greg McCaffery, municipal services director, announced that the city issued a water watch in response to an overall increase in water use over the previous seven consecutive days. The

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 20, 2014

    RCPD seeking information about possible copper thefts

    The Riley County Police Department has responded to and initiated investigations into several thefts of copper in the Manhattan and Riley County area over the past few years and is now seeking out victims who may have left these thefts unreported. “Reporting a crime to

  • Local |Education | July 20, 2014

    Upper Iowa University announces grads

    Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa announced that several area students graduated in May. Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 6,200 students. Area students are Melissa Hoskins of Ogden, cum laude, Bachelor of Science in

  • Local |Education | July 20, 2014

    Local woman earns medical degree

    Krista DeWitt, D.O., was one of 235 medical students who received the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in May. She was also one of 21 graduates who earned a concurrent master of business administration in health care leadership

  • Local |Education | July 20, 2014

    Woman awarded study abroad scholarship

    Amanda Josephine Braun of Manhattan, was awarded a $1,000 study abroad grant the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest collegiate honor society for all-academic disciplines. Braun is one of 50 students nationwide to receive the award. Currently a junior majoring in secondary education

  • Local |Education |Business | July 20, 2014

    Masonic Foundation gives scholarships to 24 KSU students

    The Kansas Masonic Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm for the Grand Lodge of Kansas and Kansas Masons, announced the recipients of 140 scholarships to students of 36 institutions of higher learning across Kansas. The awards total nearly $200,000. The scholarships, which range from $500 to $5,000, are awarded to graduating

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