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  • Local |Education | April 27, 2014

    Bergman students win science fair

    Three Bergman Elementary School fourth graders won first place among fourth to eighth grade Earth and Space Science category competitors in the Kansas State Science and Engineering Fair this month. Ashi Wickramasundara, 10, Jecca Park, 10, and Elise Girard, 9, were the team that won with their project

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 25, 2014

    Monroe’s attorney: Plea bargain imminent

    WESTMORELAND — A plea agreement is likely between prosecutors and Dustin Monroe, the Wamego man involved in a December shooting incident at the Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan, his lawyer said. On Friday in Pottawatomie County District Court, Monroe, 33, waived his right to a preliminary

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 25, 2014

    Internet, transit top priorities at meeting

    If the state and federal government ran more like Thursday night’s joint Flint Hills Regional Council and Flint Hills Frontiers workshop, it’s safe to assume our representatives would be talking about solutions more than problems. That was the theme of last night’s

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 25, 2014

    Army veteran establishes KSU military sciences fund

    The estate of Lt. Col. Albert E. Hylton III, Kansas City, Kan., has made a gift of more than $629,000 to the military science department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University to establish the Albert E. Hylton Jr. Excellence Fund. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 24, 2014

    NBC star talks modern relationships in comedy set

    Struggling with a relationship? You should have been at Bramlage Coliseum Wednesday night, listening to Aziz Ansari — actor from the NBC show “Parks and Recreation” — offering comedic truths about modern romance and the struggles of getting together. Ansari, who was brought to K-State by the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 24, 2014

    Inmates’ mental health a concern

    One specific issue keeps Capt. Hank Nelson up at night. The commander of the Riley County Jail can’t get worries about mental health care for inmates out of his mind. “It bothers me a lot,” Nelson said Wednesday in an interview at the Riley

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | April 24, 2014

    Motives for bill don’t help

    Earlier this week, Rep. Sydney Carlin (D-Manhattan) suggested that the big drive behind Senate Bill 298 — an attempt to phase out mortgage registration fees over five years — was the result of the Kansas Bankers Association believing its members are victims of an unfair lending practice. Carlin

  • Local | April 24, 2014

    ‘World Book Night’ spreads reading around town


    Three hundred free books were given away Wednesday evening as the Manhattan Public Library joined in a celebration of World Book Night. Library public relations coordinator Danielle Schapaugh said library volunteers handing out the books at several locations in Manhattan gave away “Catcher in the

  • Local | April 24, 2014

    Discussion to focus on transgender issues

    The Flint Hills Human Rights Project will host a presentation and discussion on about issues transgender people face in society. The event is Thursday night, 7 to 9 p.m., and is free and open to the public. The meeting will be held at the Manhattan Fire

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 24, 2014

    Technology CEO Munson to share her story

    Kansas State University alum Michelle Munson is returning to her alma mater and native state to trace the journey that began on her family’s farm near Junction City and led her to become a computer industry entrepreneur. Munson will present “A Decade of Aspera:

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