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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 25, 2014

    Defense questions letter in indecent liberties case

    Defense attorneys for a Fort Riley soldier found guilty of aggravated indecent liberties with a child have called into question a key piece of evidence used in last month’s trial. On Thursday, chief public defender Larry McRell, an attorney for 31-year-old Christopher Bates, said

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 25, 2014

    Spiders moving inside

    This is the time of year when the Kansas State University entomology department receives a lot of calls. The question most asked: Why am I getting so many spiders in my house? “Insects move inside the house seeking warmer temperatures,” said Jeff Whitworth, assistant professor

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | September 24, 2014

    K-State receives largest grant ever

    A federal agency has awarded K-State a $50 million grant to build a lab to research global food supply issues. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the grant Tuesday to establish the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Sustainable Intensification. “It is the

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | September 24, 2014

    Excess supply pushing grain prices down

    When it comes to the reason for low crop prices — the Wall Street Journal recently reported that wheat prices are at a four-year low — it’s simple economics. “Supply and demand,” said Greg McClure, agriculture extension agent for Kansas State. “And I think you’ll

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 24, 2014

    State advises mobile home park residents to boil water

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply in Manhattan. The park contains 157 homes. Local managers of the park were unable to comment on the condition of the water system

  • Local |Business | September 24, 2014

    Pantry keeps food flowing quickly


    The line of vehicles snaked slowly through the parking lot near the corner of Leavenworth and Third streets. Cars stopped for a few seconds and then continued on until they reached the end of the line. There, volunteers from The Salvation Army loaded food packages

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | September 24, 2014

    New members elected to Foundation board

    New members were elected at the Kansas State University Foundation board of trustees’ annual meeting Sept. 19 in Manhattan. Dave Everitt, Marco Island, Florida, was elected to a one-year term on the Foundation’s board of directors. Everitt earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering

  • Local |Business | September 24, 2014

    Exercise program set for adults 55+

    The Flint Hills Volunteer Center is looking for adults, 55 and older, to participate in an exercise program at Max Fitness West. Session 8 of Bone Builders will begin on Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a,

  • Local |Education | September 23, 2014

    USD 383’s K-12 enrollment passes 6,000 mark

    Manhattan-Ogden school district enrollment increased by 137 students in kindergarten through 12th grades from last year, according to an official count conducted Monday. Including preschoolers, the increase was 156 students. “We weren’t expecting this number of new students,” USD 383 Associate Superintendent Robert Seymour said. “We’ve

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 23, 2014

    Lewis rules out write-in campaign

    Riley County commissioner Dave Lewis has decided not to organize a write-in campaign for his District 1 seat. Lewis lost his reelection bid to 21-year-old K-State student Ben Wilson in the Republican primary on Aug. 5. “I have been approached by countless friends, neighbors, associates and acquaintances

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