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  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | March 06, 2015

    Colonel talks African deployment at luncheon

    Africa is “a big damn continent.” That was the gist of the message from Col. Peter Minalga, as he spoke to a group of citizens at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s monthly military relations luncheon on Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. Minalga, who

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 06, 2015

    Author, artist to speak on landscape architecture

    The landscape architecture and regional & community planning department at Kansas State University will host the 2015 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture’s international conference March 24-27 at the university. Two portions of the annual conference, which has the theme of “Incite Change, Change Insight,”

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | March 06, 2015

    K-State professor featured on classical music album

    Bryan Pinkall, an award-winning assistant professor of music in the College of Arts & Sciences at Kansas State University, is following up on his success as artistic director of the Emmy-winning production of the 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony by performing on the soon-to-be released recording of

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | March 06, 2015

    Nutritionist shares tips for buying healthful, inexpensive foods

    A new shopping trend for saving money on your groceries could be costing your health, says a Kansas State University nutritionist. “One of the trends we have seen a lot of recently are more dollar stores or general stores, particularly in low-income areas,” said Sandy

  • Local |Education |Business | March 06, 2015

    Advocates to march for homeless students

    The USD 383 Families In Transition Closet will move from Lee Elementary to the College Avenue United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Volunteers will carry many of the items to the new location as a way to raise awareness in the community about the

  • Local |Education | March 05, 2015

    Board OKs election to raise tax authority

    Manhattan-Ogden school board members Wednesday gave preliminary approval to asking voters to give USD 383 more taxing power. The school board voted unanimously to hold a mail-in election to ask voters to raise USD 383’s local option budget taxing authority from 30 percent to 33 percent, but the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 05, 2015

    Soldier in child sex case appears in court

    Graphic videos and images were shown in Geary County District Court on Wednesday during a preliminary hearing for a Fort Riley soldier accused of having sex with a child. Staff Sgt. James Henning, who was 40 at the time of the alleged incidents, faces 11 felony charges

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 05, 2015

    Hurtig, Tinker voted KSU president, VP

    Andy Hurtig and Joe Tinker have been elected as K-State’s student body president and vice president for the 2015-16 academic year. The Kansas State Student Governing Association announced the results on Wednesday. Hurtig as president and Tinker as vice president had 1,709 votes, or 76.02 percent

  • Local |Education | March 05, 2015

    District to nix associate superintendent position after Seymour’s retirement

    USD 383 will eliminate its associate superintendent position when Robert Seymour retires at the end of the school year. Instead, the district will add an assistant superintendent position, which will come with a lower salary than Seymour earned as associate superintendent. The change is in an

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | March 05, 2015

    Senate committee recommends $3.1M in cuts to K-State

    A Senate committee on Wednesday recommended cutting funding for for Kansas and Kansas State universities, while increasing allocations to other institutions. The Education Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means issued a recommendation to cut $3.1 million from K-State’s budget over the next

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