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  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2016

    UNL names K-State professor dean of architecture

    A K-State department head will leave her post to become a dean at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Katherine Ankerson, professor and head of the interior architecture and product design department in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, has accepted the position as

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | May 24, 2016

    Bikers hospitalized after interstate wreck

    Three motorcyclists were hospitalized after a multi-motorcycle wreck on I-70, north of Alma, on Monday. According to a report by the Kansas Highway Patrol, the motorcycles were traveling together when the lead bike, driven by Jimmy Sherman, 64, of Gallup, New Mexico, swerved while braking hard

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 23, 2016

    County to rewrite zoning guidelines

    Riley County Planning and Development officials will rewrite the county’s zoning and subdivision guidelines in coming months. County planning and development director Monty Wedel told county commissioners Monday his department has hired a community development consulting company called LSL Planning based in Northglenn, Colorado,

  • Local |Education | May 23, 2016

    Speaker encourages MHS graduates to work together

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    Nathan McClendon apologized to his classmates because he does not believe any of them are special. “Typically a graduation speaker … will say you are all special snowflakes, unique individuals and that if you follow your heart you will achieve your dreams,” he said. “This is

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 23, 2016

    Initial 2017 budget calls for $10M increase

    The Manhattan City Commission will have its first budget work session Tuesday. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The initial 2017 budget is nearly $148.2 million, an increase of 6.7 percent, or about $10 million, from this year’s budget. The proposed budget has a mill

  • Local |Business | May 23, 2016

    DVD rental store Digital Shelf to close May 31

    Digital Shelf is going out of business after 16 years. The DVD rental store’s last day will be May 31. It will stop renting on Wednesday and remain open after that to sell the rest of its DVDs and furnishings. Store manager Chris Frank said the

  • Local | May 22, 2016

    Former soldier treks across state after storms

    JUNCTION CITY — Storms are rolling into Kansas, and folks at the gas station are staring at Robert Sinner as he prepares for battle. In a military town filled with former soldiers, it’s not his beard and tattoos that are unusual, but rather Sinner’s

  • Local | May 22, 2016

    A bubbly Flint Hills Fest draws crowds

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    If there’s anything more popular than dinosaurs for kids, it might be bubbles. The new Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit Amazing Dinosaurs! was open inside the facility on Saturday, but it had to compete with a lot of kid-friendly activities outside, including bubbles. “Are

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Agriculture | May 21, 2016

    KSU offers feedlot assessment

    The Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s beef production medicine group is collaborating with the Kansas Livestock Association, the Kansas Beef Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to offer a Beef Quality Assurance feedlot assessment service for feedlots in the state of

  • Local |Business | May 21, 2016

    Despite fires, money trouble, club endures

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    It’s the struggles that make the triumphs more significant. The Manhattan Country Club held a centennial ball Saturday to celebrate 100 years of operation. When the club first opened in April 5, 1916, it had 100 members and was only the sixth country club formed in Kansas. To

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