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  • Local |Business | April 19, 2015

    Parks supervisor gets on national committee

    Chris Nelson, Manhattan Parks and Recreation supervisor, has been selected to represent Manhattan and the state of Kansas on the Certified Youth Sports Administrators (CYSA) Leadership Committee. The National Alliance for Youth Sports has formed the committee. The committee consists of certified administrators from around

  • Local |Business | April 19, 2015

    Edward Jones adds financial adviser

    Edward Jones financial adviser Gail Urban announced Thursday that a second financial adviser, Catherine McKinley, will join her office in Manhattan on April 24. Gail Urban said, “I’m very impressed with Catherine, and I’m sure our clients will be, too. Edward Jones prides itself

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 17, 2015

    Grand jury indicts Booker


    A federal grand jury handed down a three-count indictment Thursday charging a 20-year-old Topeka man with trying to carry out a suicide attack at Fort Riley. John T. Booker Jr. was arrested April 10 while trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb inside

  • Local |Business | April 17, 2015

    Market offering new ways to procure produce

    When Manhattan’s outdoor farmers market begins its season Saturday morning, there will be a new way for some people to get their fresh veggies. The market will start accepting electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards for certain goods. It’s one of a few new

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2015

    Regents look to bring young people to state

    Kansas higher education officials want to make attracting young people to the state and keeping them here a top priority. Members of the Kansas Board of Regents and several university presidents expressed the desire for a summit, and possibly a statewide initiative, to grow the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 17, 2015

    Police searching for 4 connected to armed robbery

    Police are still looing for four masked men who entered an occupied home armed with handguns and stole electronics on Wednesday. Ryan Weber, 21, and Tyler Harris, 20, 921 Village Drive, told Riley County police the alleged robbery occurred at approximately 11:50 p.m. They reported the incident about

  • Local |Business | April 17, 2015

    Survey: Too many hotel rooms with more to come

    “Amen.” It’s a word most associated with church, but it was said by an audience member Thursday at Sunset Zoo as Judy Randall described that Manhattan has too many hotels. Randall, president and CEO of Randall Travel Marketing, spoke to city and hotel officials

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2015

    Expert suggests strategies to build empathy, tolerance

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series celebrating the Week of the Young Child, April 12-18. When a child feels valued, he sees values in others. When he realizes he has his own thoughts and emotions, he understands that others do, too.

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2015

    Nano ‘sandwich’ improves batteries

    The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny “sandwiches” made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University. Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his research team are improving rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2015

    K-State students earn NSF honors

    Two Kansas State University students have received awards and recognition from the National Science Foundation. Matthew Galliart, master’s student in biology, Hutchinson, received a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Ryan Greenway, master’s student in biology, Amarillo, Texas, received an honorable mention from

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