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  • Local |Education | March 22, 2015

    Star athlete discovers a voice for forensics

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    A couple of years ago, in high school, Jacob Miller was a sports guy. Not a guy who simply played sports, but one who excelled — he was all-state in three sports during his time at Rock Creek High School. Now, at Bethel College, in North

  • Local |Business | March 22, 2015

    Highland grows new winemakers with program

    WAMEGO — Growing the wine industry in Kansas takes hard work, a large investment and plenty of patience, but instructors at Highland Community College in Wamego are teaching locals how to do it. Scott Kohl, the director of the viticulture (grape growing) and enology (winemaking) program

  • Local |Business | March 21, 2015

    Alabama native joins Master Landscape

    Sarah Masterson, an Alabama native, joined the design team at Master Landscape, the long-time local landscape company at 2040 Fort Riley Blvd, in October. Masterson obtained her master’s in horticulture at Kansas State University. She excels on irrigation and residential landscape design. She has a

  • Local |Business | March 21, 2015

    CivicPlus hires nine people

    CivicPlus hired nine people to join its team. Kenee Olsen, business development associate, will set appointments and demonstrations for regional sales managers and email prospective business information to key prospects. Olsen graduated from Kansas State University in December 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in social

  • Local |Business | March 21, 2015

    K-State alum named national project director

    Rae Anderson, 1982 graduate of Kansas State University, was named director for the new National Center on Early Head Start and Child Care Partnerships. The Partnership Center is jointly administered by the Federal Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care and operated by ZERO

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 21, 2015

    K-State researches drone use to detect pest, disease in crops

    Kansas State University is leading an international, multimillion-dollar project that is looking at unmanned aerial systems — or UAS — as a quick and efficient method to detect pest insects and diseases in food crops before outbreaks happen. Brian McCornack, associate professor of entomology, is the U.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 21, 2015

    Dryer malfunction causes fire at Kramer Dining Hall

    A dryer malfunction caused a fire on Friday morning at a K-State dining hall. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to the Kramer Dining Center, 1104 Sunset Ave., at 9:16 a.m. Friday for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found light smoke showing

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 21, 2015

    KSU graduate student to attend Nobel laureate meeting

    A Kansas State University doctoral student will spend part of her summer interacting with Nobel laureates in physics, physiology, medicine and chemistry. Courtney Passow, a doctoral student in biology from Round Rock, Texas, will attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. Passow

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | March 20, 2015

    Districts to face cuts before increases in block grant plan

    Manhattan-Ogden schools will have to cut nearly $600,000 from the current year’s budget, but they can expect steady funding from the state over the next two budget cycles under a block grant funding plan approved by legislators last week. USD 383’s total state aid would

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | March 20, 2015

    Senate passes bill requiring university prospectuses

    The Kansas Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would require the state’s post-secondary schools to publicize information on their graduates’ average salaries, student loan debt and employment. The bill (SB 193) passed on 27-11 a vote. The bill’s supporters said their intent is

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