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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | April 09, 2014

    Restaurants’ marketing, location influence customers’ food choices

    A new study finds that when it comes to making healthy food choices at restaurants, location plays as much of a role in calories as what you eat. Katie Heinrich, a Kansas State University assistant professor of kinesiology, is part of a recently published study

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | April 08, 2014

    County appraiser: Changes to property bill not enough

    There have been some minor changes in the language of proposed Kansas Senate Bill 231, but not enough to calm the nerves of Riley County appraiser Greg McHenry. The legislation, which is also known as the “COTA to BOTA” bill, would change the entire process of

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 08, 2014

    Commission approves Excel Road upgrades

    WESTMORELAND — Pottawatomie County commissioners gave their unanimous approval Monday to a revised agreement with developers for improvements to Excel Road north of U.S. Highway 24 in Blue Township. The agreement, which still awaits approval of the developers — MCM Properties and REES Development — spells out cost

  • Local | April 08, 2014

    Less drought means more fire, smoke as landowners perform prescribed burns

    Flint Hills farmers and ranchers have been busy with pasture burning over the past few weeks. Of course, that’s not something terribly uncommon in the region at this time of year. But there are a few things that make this year’s “burn season”

  • Local |Business | April 08, 2014

    Hibbard to retire as president, CEO of largest state 4-H foundation

    Gordon Hibbard, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas 4-H Foundation, is retiring at the end of the year, according to a statement released Monday. Hibbard, of Manhattan, has led the statewide non-profit organization, the largest of its kind in the nation, for 15 years. “

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 08, 2014

    Homeless man held on various theft charges

    Jerred Dean Snyder doesn’t have to worry about his homeless status at the moment. The 30-year-old Snyder was confined Sunday with a total bond of $110,000 after Riley County police arrested him on a series of charges in a robbery and two theft cases — including

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 08, 2014

    Fort Riley to open assault response center

    Fort Riley will open the Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center inside Adams Hall, Building 8071, on Wednesday. At the center, a multi-disciplinary staff will explain the various services offered, which is set to provide all necessary support and advocacy services, according to a press release

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 08, 2014

    Ariz. couple donates $1.5M for engineering expansion

    Alan and Jan Levin of Tucson, Ariz. have made a commitment of $1.5 million to the College of Engineering at Kansas State University to support the phase IV building addition currently underway. When the $45 million phase IV expansion opens in fall 2015, it will be a first-class

  • Local |Education | April 08, 2014

    Manhattan High makes ‘most challenging’ list

    Manhattan High has been named to The Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High School list for the sixth consecutive year. There are 2,029 high schools on the list out of 22,000 schools surveyed and ranked by the newspaper – only nine percent of U.S. public

  • Local |Business | April 07, 2014

    Van Kuren: Dispute won’t affect air service

    No need to be nervous about MHK. Regular flights from Manhattan to Dallas and Chicago are not likely to disappear, despite a labor battle that appears certain to gut American Eagle Airlines. Airport manager Peter Van Kuren acknowledged Monday that there could be some changes

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