A firefighter and a police officer will be swapping jobs Friday evening, and giving the public a play-by-play of their activities via Twitter. Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department will switch professions with Gregg VanDeCreek of the Manhattan Fire Department from 6 p.
State Rep. Vern Swanson, R-Clay Center, has announced he will not seek re-election in November. Swanson, elected in 2006, represents the 64th District, which started to include portions of Manhattan after redistricting occurred in 2012. K-State student Ben Wilson has filed with the Kansas Secretary of State
Officials have released no further information about the cause of the communications towers collapse that killed two contracted Union Pacific Railroad workers in Pottawatomie County earlier this week. Aaron Hunt, a spokesman for the railroad company, said in an email that the investigation is under
Adopting a trend growing at journalism schools across the country, new journalism and mass communications majors at Kansas State University will now need a personal laptop computer - and they must bring it to class. The new technology policy of the university’s A.Q.
While it may not feel like spring yet, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your pets from spring pests, particularly mosquitoes, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. Susan Nelson, clinical associate professor of the university’s Veterinary Health Center, says mosquitoes carry
The world’s largest stringed instrument is coming to Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium stage — and beyond — for “Earth Harp Meets Oud” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6, as part of the McCain Performance Series. Invented by installation artist and musician William Close, the earth
A Kansas State University tradition is joining the modern world. The Purple Masque Theatre’s update and relocation will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the K-State Alumni Center’s Johnson Terrace as part of the All-University Open House. The Purple Masque Theatre
Manhattan-Ogden school district residents could see a slight decrease in taxes if a Kansas House bill allocates $386,208 in state aid. Lew Faust, director of business services for USD 383, gave the school board an update about the recent Gannon decision from the Kansas Supreme Court that
Sunset Zoo bid farewell Wednedsay to Bob Jr., an 18-year-old male Amur tiger. Bob was euthanized after receiving treatment for chronic kidney and arthritis problems over the last several years. The tiger had been under close veterinary observation, showing symptoms of renal (kidney) failure and
The Riley County Commission heard from Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr about updates on on construction projects — including the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) and Manhattan Regional Airport. Fehr told the commission a recent trip to Washington, D.C., bolstered confidence NBAF construction
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