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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 19, 2014

    Police confirm murder victim’s identity

    Police have confirmed that a body they found in rural Geary County last week is that of Amanda Clemons of Junction City, and they believe the death was a homicide, according to a report from the Junction City Police Department. Clemons, 24, went missing Feb. 10 when

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 19, 2014

    Manslaughter suspect in court

    Garrett Olson, 22, of Leonardville, appeared in court Tuesday afternoon for for the scheduling of a preliminary hearing in the death of a 17-year-old boy. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, April 4 in Riley County District Court. Olson is charged with involuntary manslaughter

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 19, 2014

    KSU epidemiologist helping cats stay healthy

    A Kansas State University epidemiologist is helping cats, pet owners and soldiers stay healthy by studying feline tularemia and the factors that influence its prevalence. Ram Raghavan, assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, and collaborative researchers have found that a certain combination of climate,

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 19, 2014

    K-State to host business, hospitality career fair

    Kansas State University students have the opportunity to meet with more than 100 employers at the 2014 Business & Hospitality Career Fair. Employers attending the fair will discuss full-time, part-time and internship opportunities with students.  The fair will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | February 19, 2014

    Chinese dance company to appear at McCain

    Kansas State University’s McCain Performance Series will present “Dynasties and Beyond” by the Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in McCain Auditorium. “Dynasties and Beyond” uses dance techniques from ancient Chinese dynasties to remote regional cultures and from court dances

  • Local |Education | February 18, 2014

    8 named National Merit finalists

    Eight area high school students are among approximately 15,000 students nationwide named National Merit Scholarship finalists. The local finalists are Kenan Bitikofer and Sarah Featherstone of Flint Hills Christian School; Jack Keeley, who is homeschooled; Albert Cochrane, Grace Horton-Smith and Ian Miller of Manhattan High; Hunter

  • Local |Education | February 18, 2014

    Board to hear virtual school options

    The USD 383 school board will hear about the district’s virtual school possibilities during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The board voted late last year to end the district’s contract with K12 Inc., the virtual school provider for

  • Local |Business | February 18, 2014

    More than 1,000 affected by outage Monday night

    A power outage caused more than a thousand Manhattan households to go dark Monday night. The problem might have been caused by an auto accident — but then again, maybe not. Westar spokesman Leonard Allen said that a distribution switch failed at 10:30 p.m., and that

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 18, 2014

    K-State adding several minors in grain science

    Kansas State University is now offering bakery science and management, feed science and management and grain handling operations as stand-alone minors through distance education. The stand-alone minors are not only available to current Kansas State University undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students, but also to graduates of

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 18, 2014

    Young alums to be honored

    The Student Alumni Board, a program of the K-State Alumni Association, will honor 2014 Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipients Molly Hamm and Matt Wolters on Feb. 25. The award, which was established in 2012, recognizes two K-State graduates who are younger than 35 and are using the scholarship, leadership

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