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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 12, 2014

    Commissioners recognize small businesses

    Riley County commissioners on Monday endorsed a proclamation declaring this Small Business Week. Trent Armbrust, who represented the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s economic development division, said small businesses have aided in the Little Apple’s growth. “A lot of times when we think

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 12, 2014

    Winners named in exhibition

    Lauren Nutt, a senior in apparel and textiles from Wichita, won the Best in Show award at the recent Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design Student Symposium Showcase of Excellence on Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus. Winners of the juried exhibit and runway show were

  • Local |Education | May 11, 2014

    Confusion, controversy surround new standards

    A source of confusion and political debate, the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten through 12th graders might pose questions for some or be controversial for others. The Common Core standards are an attempt to have a national set of goals and corresponding tests for

  • Local | May 11, 2014

    A story behind every shiny fender at Yard Art car show


    Classic cars and trucks in the 24th-annual Yard Art Classics Car Club show gleamed in City Park on Saturday with shining, exuberant-looking paint and chrome.  There were 121 vehicles at the park that dated back to Henry Ford’s Model T’s, and many of

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    How one housing trend is affecting the local market

    Message for potential home-buyers in Manhattan and surrounding communities: Don’t panic! Why is such a startling reassurance necessary? Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors released a study about the rise of cash purchases in the residential real estate market — and the numbers

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 11, 2014

    RCPD tests cameras

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    The Riley County Police Department has some new toys to play with. Police last week began testing four TASER AXON Flex on-officer cameras that will allow for video recording in certain situations. The cameras are meant to be used “during (an officer’s) investigation when

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 11, 2014

    Burg named VP for research at KSU

    K-State has named bioengineering expert Karen Burg the university’s new vice president for research. Burg, who has served as interim vice provost and Dean of the graduate school at Clemson University since 2011, will take the post Aug. 3. President Kirk Schulz called Burg “a transformative

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 11, 2014

    KSU student drops out of Kansas House race

    Kansas State University student Ben Wilson decided to withdraw his candidacy on Saturday for the Kansas House of Representatives primary race. Wilson, a music major at the university, filed to run on March 21 as a Republican. But he said as he saw the list of

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 11, 2014

    Computer science professor to serve as National Science Foundation director

    As part of an effort to develop a better understanding of the fundamental properties of computer and network systems, and to create better abstractions and tools for designing and analyzing future engineered systems, a Kansas State University professor will embark on a two-year endeavor this

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    Weis Real Estate hires new Realtor

    Becky Blake has joined the Realty Executives Weis Real Estate as a realtor. Becky is a true advocate for life in Manhattan and the Flint Hills region. As a fourth-generation resident, she offers clients an expert perspective of the region. Since attending Kansas State University,

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