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  • Local |Kansas State University | October 13, 2014

    Activists say KSU improving as place for LGBT students

    When he first arrived at Kansas State University in Manhattan from the Missouri Ozarks, Brandon Haddock thought he’d finally be able to focus on academics and get his doctorate after having spent much of the past 14 years advocating for gay rights. After all, he

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 13, 2014

    Landscape architecture students honored

    Two master’s reports and a project by students in the landscape architecture and regional and community planning department at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design are award winners from the Kansas American Planning Association. The awards were presented at the

  • Local |Fort Riley | October 13, 2014

    Combat medics test life-saving skills

    KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait — Combat medics with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division participated in Table VIII, annual combat medic skills validation testing, Sept. 24 to 25 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation beach. The

  • Local | October 12, 2014

    Star Wars-themed event encourages Jedi-like reading skills


    “I want to do it one more time,” said Kaiser Wymer, 7, on Saturday morning. Several children uttered variations of that phrase after going through the Jedi Training Academy outside of the Manhattan Public Library. The academy was part of Star Wars Reads Day, a national

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 12, 2014

    Author of controversial prairie burn study let go

    A researcher at Konza Prairie Biological Station who published a controversial article about prairie burns has learned that his contract won’t be renewed. Gene Towne, Kansas State University biology research associate and the Konza Prairie Biological Station fire chief, wrote about a 20-year study

  • Local |Fort Riley | October 12, 2014

    1st Infantry Division Band plays role in community, on post


    FORT RILEY — When most people think of Fort Riley and the Big Red One, images of soldiers, tanks and helicopters come to mind. People more familiar with the 1st Infantry Division will include another item to that list: its band. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jeffrey Price,

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | October 12, 2014

    Beach Museum earns award for youth visual arts program

    Programming offered by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University to get children involved in the visual arts has received a prestigious honor. The Beach Museum’s Young Curators and Young Artists programs have earned the 2014 Excellence in Programming Award from

  • Local |Education | October 12, 2014

    MATC program receives certification

    The Computer Aided Drafting Technologies Department at Manhattan Area Technical College announced that effective Oct. 3, the curriculum was certified by the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) for drafter certification. MATC is one of only two colleges in the state of Kansas to be certified by

  • Local |Business | October 12, 2014

    Sunflower Bank hires market president

    Kent Wohlgemuth has joined Sunflower Bank as the market president in Manhattan. In this capacity, Wohlgemuth will work to expand Sunflower Bank’s commercial relationships in the Manhattan and Junction City area, and oversee the market’s growth strategy for consumer and small business, mortgage

  • Local |Business | October 12, 2014

    Meadowlark Hills counselor receives advocate award

    Rita Harsch of Manhattan received the 2014 “Advocate of the Year” award on Oct. 1 for her advocacy leadership with Meadowlark Hills, a non-profit organization and continuing-care retirement community. She received this award from LeadingAge Kansas, a statewide association of 160 not-for-profit aging services providers dedicated to serving

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