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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 02, 2014

    Swanson seeks husband’s seat in Kansas House

    Susie Swanson, wife of state Rep. Vern Swanson, R-Clay Center, is making her bid for his 64th District seat. Vern, who was elected in 2006, said in March that he wouldn’t seek reelection in November. The 64th District started to include portions of Manhattan in 2012

  • Local |Business | May 02, 2014

    Taste of Downtown tickets on sale

    An evening of dining and charity in downtown awaits. That is if you can get a ticket. The inaugural Taste of Downtown will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. Downtown Manhattan Inc. and the Little Apple Optimist Club created this event. Similar to

  • Local |Business | May 01, 2014

    Organizers hoping for biggest-yet Sampler in Wamego

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    Sunshine and warm temperatures could make this year’s Kansas Sampler Festival the biggest yet, said festival director Julie Roller. Roller said Wamego — which won the bid to host the event for this year and next and is the smallest town to ever host it —

  • Local |Education | May 01, 2014

    MHS assistant principal resigns

    Manhattan High School’s east campus assistant principal Charlie Sprott has resigned from his position, and senior class assistant principal Dave Holloway will take over starting in the fall. Sprott is moving to Texas where his wife, Katherine Sprott, received a job at Lamar University,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | May 01, 2014

    Officials propose 2015 joint projects

    Officials revealed proposed 2015 city/university fund projects Wednesday. Cindy Bontrager, K-State vice president for administration and finance, said this year’s projects are heavier on the city side. The city/university committee didn’t have enough members to vote on the $628,000 proposal at the meeting,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 01, 2014

    Harms to lead kinesiology dept.

    Craig Harms, professor and authority on exercise physiology, has been named head of the kinesiology department in Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology. The appointment is effective June 8. “I am very excited that Dr. Craig Harms will step into the role of head

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 01, 2014

    Sewer study approved

    Riley County commissioners gave Special Projects Director Monty Wedel the go-ahead to research sewer and other infrastructure upgrades/extensions within a 20-acre area of land directly north of Tuttle Creek Boulevard and east of Marlatt Avenue and Thomas Ward Road Thursday morning. Wedel told commissioners

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 01, 2014

    KSU landscape architecture students win awards

    Landscape architecture students from Kansas State University were recognized for outstanding contributions to landscape architecture at the American Society of Landscape Architects Central States Conference, April 11 in Omaha. Students, all in landscape architecture unless otherwise noted, receiving honors included: Kraig Weber, Manhattan, Honor Award in

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | May 01, 2014

    ConocoPhillips contributes $278,000

    ConocoPhillips recently donated $278,000 to Kansas State University for the College of Engineering, College of Business Administration and a variety of programs across campus. The gift will support departments, faculty fellowships and student scholarships, as well as student professional organizations, programs promoting diversity at the university

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 30, 2014

    Five soldiers become citizens in Fort Riley’s first-ever naturalization ceremony

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    FORT RILEY — A video message by President Barack Obama didn’t work. The commander in chief could be seen welcoming five of the United State’s newest full-fledged citizens during Fort Riley’s first-ever naturalization ceremony, but he could not be heard. The sound in

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