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  • Local |Education | April 04, 2015

    USD 383 students qualify for state media competition

    Several Manhattan-Ogden students qualified for state at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association regionals. They are Savannah Cherms and Elizabeth Underwood, yearbook copy writing; Halsey Camera, editorial cartoon; Tracy Le and Angie Moss, theme development and design; Alan Brown, yearbook sports writing; and Michelle Kurilla, advertising

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | April 03, 2015

    Schulz blasts tuition freeze

    Universities across Kansas would have to freeze their tuition for the next two years while state aid also would be flat, according to a proposal drafted Wednesday by legislators. Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz released a statement Friday speaking out against the tuition freeze

  • Local | April 03, 2015

    Passion drives volunteer firefighters to battle blazes across Riley County

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    Beth McQuade wanted to be a volunteer firefighter five years ago. She even got so far as to submit an application, but then life got in the way — McQuade changed jobs and found herself with little time to spare, so firefighting fell by the wayside.

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 03, 2015

    Most city, school hopefuls regular voters

    About two-thirds of the candidates in local elections voted in all of the previous 10 elections. The 10 previous elections are 2008 general, 2009 city/school, 2010 primary and general, 2011 city/school, 2012 primary and general, 2013 city/school, and 2014 primary and general. There are six Manhattan City Commission candidates vying for

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 03, 2015

    K-State establishes Vet Med center for infectious diseases

    The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University is establishing a new center of excellence that will focus on helping to control infectious diseases in both humans and animals. On Wednesday, the Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases, or CEVBD, will be publicly launched

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 03, 2015

    K-State students achieve high results in Putnam Mathematical Competition

    Eight Kansas State University students placed in an international mathematics competition. The Mathematical Association of America has released results from the 75th annual Putnam Mathematical Competition, the most prestigious mathematics contest for undergraduates at colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. The Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 03, 2015

    Construction students earn scholarships

    Six Kansas State University construction science and management students were awarded $2,500 scholarships from the Associated General Contractors of America Education and Research Foundation at the association’s annual convention March 17-20 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The following juniors are scholarship awardees: Jordan Heinen, Axtell,

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 03, 2015

    Pick the right bud for perfect bloom

    If you’re looking for the perfect bloom this spring, a Kansas State University floriculture expert says it’s all about picking the right bud for the right occasion. “Think about what you are using those flowers for, whether it be for decoration at an

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 02, 2015

    Fort Riley ceremony marks symbolic end of combat team

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    FORT RILEY — One of the Big Red One’s brigades on Thursday cased its colors, a symbolic gesture that concludes nine years of action after deployments to the Middle East, southwest Asia and Africa. The 1st Infantry Division’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, activated

  • Local |Education | April 02, 2015

    Shannon: Outside students welcome

    USD 383 superintendent Robert Shannon said Wednesday that Manhattan-Ogden should continue to allow out-of-district students the chance to attend district schools despite changes to the state’s school finance formula. Shannon shared his opinion with the Manhattan-Ogden school board during its Wednesday meeting. Shannon said he

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