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  • Local |Fort Riley | June 12, 2014

    Families remember 7 Fort Riley soldiers who died this year


    Sabina Edwards tried to keep it together when thinking about a particular memory of her son, the late Spc. Terry Gordon. Edwards said seeing the color guard during the annual Victory Park ceremony Thursday at Fort Riley brought back memories for her. Gordon, she said,

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 12, 2014

    Vargo says future of vote counting is up for debate

    Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo told county commissioners Thursday morning the future of the way votes are counted in elections is up in the air, with neither the state nor the federal government sure which direction to go. Vargo said this while giving his 2015 budget

  • Local |Business | June 12, 2014

    Campsites, reserved seats sold out at Stampede

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    Country Stampede is completely sold out of campsites and reserved seating for the first time in its 19-year history, organizers have announced. The four-day country music festival is set for June 26-29 at Tuttle Creek State Park. Festival organizers said they recently surveyed the grounds

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 12, 2014

    Engineers design systems to help kids with special needs

    A group of Kansas State University engineers and students is developing technology to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities. Steven Warren, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Punit Prakash, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering,

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 12, 2014

    Students earn top places in design contest

    Two digital media technology students from Kansas State University Salina put what they learned in the classroom to work, taking the top spots in a poster design contest entered as part of a class assignment. Ben Crabtree, junior, Shawnee, and Khaled Abduljabbar, senior, Riyadh, Saudi

  • Local |Kansas State University |Agriculture | June 12, 2014

    Ag economist analyzes growth in exports

    The U.S. is expected to export a record amount of food this year, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “We continue to export more both in pounds and dollar amount,” said Glynn Tonsor, a Kansas State University associate

  • Local |Business | June 11, 2014

    New exhibit at Flint Hills Discovery Center explores period when ‘everything was bigger and colder’


    If you’re tall enough, you might be able to look at the life-size picture of a giant beaver face-to-face. Visitors at the Flint Hills Discovery Center will soon see why giant is in the animal’s name when the Ice Age Imperials exhibition opens

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | June 11, 2014

    City weighs adding position

    Some city commissioners said Tuesday they weren’t sure about adding a full-time public program coordinator at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. The Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo currently share a public program coordinator. The city is proposing that each entity get its own full-time

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 11, 2014

    Officials propose $134M budget

    City officials have made adjustments to the 2015 budget from the numbers presented at the May 27 work session. The proposed 2015 budget, presented at Tuesday’s city commission meeting, is now $134.5 million with a mill levy of 45.077 mills, a decrease of $544,605 and 1.001 mills from preliminary numbers. A

  • Local | June 11, 2014

    Bahamian authorities still investigating death

    Russell Weisbender was snorkeling with a group of other American citizens near a beach in the Bahamas shortly before noon Monday when he reportedly didn’t resurface and drowned. On Wednesday, the Royal Bahamas Police Force confirmed the 63-year-old Manhattan resident was the man who

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