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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 30, 2014

    KSU student joins county race

    Ben Wilson, a music major at Kansas State, officially filed on Thursday to run for District 1 seat on the Riley County Commission. Wilson, a Republican, previously sought candidacy for the Kansas House of Representatives primary race, but withdrew May 10. He had his sights set on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 30, 2014

    $150,000 in equipment stolen in Wabaunsee

    About $150,000 in construction equipment and materials have been stolen from a storage building in the eastern part of Wabaunsee County in two burglaries within the past month. An unknown person or persons broke into the building on April 24 and again on May 27, according to a

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 30, 2014

    Four faculty members receive teaching awards

    Four Kansas State University faculty members are being recognized with the Commerce Bank Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for making a difference in the classroom. The 2014 award recipients are Todd Easton, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; Dann Fisher, professor of accounting; David Richter-O’

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 30, 2014

    Researchers develop composting program with used coffee grounds

    An interdisciplinary Kansas State University research group is turning garbage into gourmet food. The researchers are taking used coffee grounds from a campus coffee shop and using them as compost to cultivate gourmet mushrooms at the K-State Student Farm. By composting alone, 50 pounds a week —

  • Local |Education | May 29, 2014

    Wamego hails vets as they return from capital trip


    WAMEGO — Veterans and Wamego High School students stepped off the charter bus to much fanfare Wednesday night. Family, friends, and community members packed the high school’s main entrance and welcomed them back after a 43-hour Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., during which 25

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 29, 2014

    County pursuing prenatal care grant

    The Riley County Commission approved of the Riley County Health Department’s efforts in obtaining a grant from the March of Dimes “Becoming a Mom” program. The grant would give the department roughly $20,000 to help educate expectant mothers in the area about prenatal care. The

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | May 29, 2014

    Solider death ruled a suicide

    JUNCTION CITY – Preliminary autopsy results indicate a Fort Riley soldier found dead in his apartment earlier this week died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Wednesday afternoon. The Junction City Police Department on Monday responded to 1731 North Park Drive Apt. 5, the home of 26-year-old

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | May 29, 2014

    $550,000 gift will benefit K-State Proud campaign

    A gift of $550,000 from Kansas State University alumna Mary Vanier of Manhattan will benefit the K-State Proud Student Opportunity Awards fund. K-State Proud is a student-led, nationally recognized fundraising campaign for the university. Guided by the leadership of the Student Foundation, the campaign encourages students

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2014

    Judge: Probable cause exists in kidnapping, robbery case

    A Riley County District Court judge determined Tuesday that there’s probable cause to believe Jerred Snyder last month may have forced a man to drive from a Manhattan gas station to a remote location, then took off with the man’s truck and money.

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 28, 2014

    City looks to lower proposed tax hike

    City commissioners agreed on Tuesday that the current version of the 2015 budget raises taxes too high. Tuesday’s work session was the first discussion of the city’s preliminary budget of $135 million, which would be an increase of nearly $4.25 million or 3 percent from this year’

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