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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | January 21, 2014

    Former Shell Oil head, KSU alumnus to give Lou Douglas Lecture

    A K-State alum who is a leader in America’s policy and education efforts regarding energy solutions will be the speaker at the 2014 Lou Douglas Lecture Series. John Hofmeister, founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and former president of Shell Oil Co., will

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 21, 2014

    Pott County officials looking for St. George woman

    ST. GEORGE — The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday afternoon it is looking for a missing St. George woman. Jane Peterson, 56, was reported missing on Sunday morning, Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Shane Jager said. Jager said Peterson’s 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup was found Monday in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 21, 2014

    JC man shot in leg

    JUNCTION CITY — A Fort Riley soldier was shot in the leg Monday night in Junction City, and police are investigating. At 5:57 p.m., Junction City police and emergency personnel were dispatched to 11 Fuller Circle where they found Steven C. Bennett, who had been shot in

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2014

    Edleston: MATC needs sales tax

    The Manhattan Area Technical College has reached such a funding crisis that the school actually might have to close. That dramatic wake-up call was sounded Saturday by MATC president Rob Edleston during the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce leaders’ retreat in the Kansas City suburb

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 20, 2014

    Federal funding for ATA bus?

    City commissioners will discuss supporting a regional transit agency during their regular session Tuesday evening. An agreement among various governmental entities comprising the Fling Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) could create a Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration – with the purpose of administering federal funds for

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 20, 2014

    K-State receives patent

    Kansas State University was recently granted a U.S. patent for a material that helps convert straw and other grasses into a cleaner substance for alternative energy and fuel. The patent, “Char Supported Catalysts for Syngas Cleanup and Condition,” was issued to the Kansas State

  • Local | January 19, 2014

    Local kids take trip down yellow brick road

    Oz-3.phatch

    Some local children experienced their first doses of acting at the Manhattan Arts Center this week. About 60 children acted in a production of “The Wizard of Oz” on Saturday after a week of play practice. The musical production was put on by the Missoula Children’

  • Local |Business | January 19, 2014

    Talking trust at retreat

    OVERLAND PARK — Is all-out regionalism the best way to develop the Flint Hills into a business powerhouse? Can old grudges among major players in Manhattan, Fort Riley and Wamego be forgotten in the interest of the common good? There were certainly plenty of cheerleaders for

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 19, 2014

    Regents announce social media policy reps

    The Kansas Board of Regents has announced the representatives who will participate in the group commissioned to review the board’s recently adopted policy about faculty use of social media. Julia Keen, Faculty Senate president, and Jeff Morris, communications and marketing vice president, will represent

  • Local | January 19, 2014

    City marks founder’s 200th birthday

    Goodnow.phatch

    Several Manhattan residents turned out for a 200th birthday party Friday, honoring one of the city’s founders. The celebration, which took place at the Riley County Historical Museum, marked the anniversary of the late Isaac Goodnow’s birth. Attendees ate cake, drank punch and

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