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  • Local |Kansas State University | May 08, 2014

    K-State poised to be leader in global food issues, Glasscock says

    The world faces three undeniable problems. Global population continues to grow at an exponential rate, food supply is flat-lining and the amount of arable land is decreasing. It doesn’t take much of an imagination to connect the dots and find that those three issues

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 08, 2014

    Faculty, grad students earn Presidential Awards

    Five Kansas State University faculty members and one graduate student are receiving 2014 Presidential Awards for their compassion, dedication and creativity as educators, advisers and administrators. Receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching are: Jason Bergtold, associate professor of agricultural economics; Barry Bradford, associate

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 08, 2014

    Dole plans visits to area cities

    Former Sen. Bob Dole plans to visit a number of cities next week during the second of several trips to Kansas this year. All visits are free and open to the public. “I’m looking forward to returning to Kansas for the second time this

  • Local |Business | May 07, 2014

    2 local teachers drive away winners

    Two USD 383 teachers found themselves taking home new cars Tuesday night after being honored for their work as teachers. Cindi Nivert, a Manhattan High School teacher, won a 2014 Nissan Versa as Kansas First News’ Teacher of the Year and Ogden Elementary School third grade teacher

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 07, 2014

    Prayer not likely at city meetings

    Meeting.phatch

    Tuesday’s City Commission meeting started as it typically does with the Pledge of Allegiance. The commission would have an opportunity to open meetings in a different manner after a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue of public prayer at meetings. However, some

  • Local |Business | May 07, 2014

    Stampede campsites sold out for 1st time; organizers say tickets also going quickly

    The Kicker Country Stampede has sold out of camping sites for the first time in its 19 years of operation. Festival manager Wayne Rouse said this year’s talent has a lot to do with the enthusiasm surrounding this year’s music festival, which will run

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 07, 2014

    Commission approves plan for HUD community improvement funds

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a plan for community improvements that benefit low- and moderate-income people. The city is projected to receive $618,545 for the upcoming fiscal year starting July 1 through the Community Development Block Grant, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    Caller posing as RCPD officer

    Someone claiming to be Lt. John Roberts of the Riley County Police Department has been calling people and leaving voicemails, asking people to pay a fine to avoid being arrested. But RCPD doesn’t employ anyone named John Roberts — let alone a lieutenant. This ploy

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    1 injured in shooting at convenience store; district schools go under brief lockout

    One person was injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at the Hop-n-Skip convenience store at the corner of Kimball Avenue and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. At the scene, Officer Matthew Droge said that at about 1:04 p.m., the Riley County Police Department received a call for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    Hearing scheduled for accused gunman

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Anthony Nichols, the man accused of shooting but failing to kill a Manhattan man in September. Prosecutors have said that Nichols, 33, of Kansas City, Kan., on Sept. 6, 2013, entered the home of John Burroughs Jr., 68, in the Redbud Estates

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