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  • Local |Fort Riley | February 08, 2015

    Fort Riley to put best foot forward

    Fort Riley likely will look to emphasize its economic impact, available land, training facilities, quality of life and other positive traits as Army officials visit Junction City on Monday for a “listening session” they will use to make decisions on nationwide cuts. The community listening

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 08, 2015

    Man dies in trench collapse

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    A 30-year-old city of Manhattan worker died after he became trapped when a trench collapsed Friday evening. William Albert Wiske of Wamego was repairing a water main near the intersection of Scenic Drive and Fossil Ridge Drive when the trench collapsed upon him, according to

  • Local |Education | February 08, 2015

    Daily ‘ritual’ pays off for spelling bee winner

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    A daily ritual of spelling practice paid off for eighth-grader Emily Keeley when she won the Riley County Spelling Bee on Saturday at Manhattan High School. Keeley, who is homeschooled, beat 13 other contestants to claim the title after 31 rounds by correctly spelling the word “ritual.”

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2015

    Williams’ 2005 Landon Lecture touched on importance of anchors’ ‘moral authority’

    “NBC Nightly News”  anchor Brian Williams, who started his broadcasting career in Kansas, once gave a Landon Lecture on the trustworthiness of news anchors. Williams spoke at K-State on May 3, 2005. Though he was raised in New York, he later went to Washington, and his

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2015

    Pawnee announces emergency services director

    Pawnee Mental Health Services selected Dr. Jeremy Boyle as the new program director for emergency services. Dr. Boyle will join Pawnee’s Management Team of Program Directors, who are responsible for administrative and clinical program services across all ten counties served by Pawnee. Boyle has

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2015

    Family raises beef all the way to restaurant tables

    It’s time to name the Grand Champion at the American Royal. And here it is! But this isn’t the grand champion steer, it is the grand champion steak. The American Royal has wisely started to honor a top quality end product, in the

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | February 06, 2015

    Proposal targets current budgets

    The Manhattan-Ogden school district will lose more than $300,000 and Kansas State University will lose $3.4 million in a statewide education budget reduction plan announced by the governor Thursday. Gov. Sam Brownback said he would cut nearly $45 million in public school and education funding starting March 7 for

  • Local |Business | February 06, 2015

    4-H foundation names new president, CEO

    Former K-State student body president Jake Worcester has been named president and CEO of the Kansas 4-H Foundation. The foundation announced the selection by its board of trustees on Thursday. Currently serving as an assistant secretary for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Worcester will join

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 06, 2015

    K-State awards 3 $80,000 Presidential Scholarships

    Kansas State University has awarded Presidential Scholarships, the largest award in the state, to three Kansas high school seniors. The university received 258 applications, and a selection committee chose eight student finalists to interview for the Presidential Scholarship on Jan. 26. Of those interviewed, Kennedy Bowers, Basehor;

  • Local |Business | February 06, 2015

    Corporate bankruptcy won’t affect local store

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    Manhattan’s RadioShack store will remain open, despite the company’s bankruptcy filing on Thursday. The bankruptcy deal only included corporate stores, not franchise locations like the one in Manhattan, store owner Frank Beer said on Friday. “For us right now, I’ll call it

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