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  • Local |Kansas State University | October 04, 2013

    Big 12 names Faculty Fellows

    Six Kansas State University assistant professors have been named Big 12 Faculty Fellows for their scholarly activities in teaching, research and service. The Big 12 Faculty Fellowship program offers faculty the opportunity to travel to other Big 12 institutions to participate in cross mentoring among universities, develop working

  • Local |Fort Riley | October 03, 2013

    Apple Day filled with delicious tradition

    Cutting.phatch

    The tradition of baking fall apple pies continues this week at Fort Riley. Soldiers and other volunteers from the community are baking pies for the Fall Apple Day Festival. Beginning last Sunday, volunteers peeled apples and started mixing ingredients for the festival, which will take

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 03, 2013

    Commission bats around Public Building Commission bylaws

    The Riley County Commission Thurday debated changes to a draft of bylaws for the proposed Public Building Commission. The commission has not created a Public Building Commission, but continues to examine how that body would operate. Thursday’s question involved whether the bylaws would allow

  • Local |Education | October 03, 2013

    Board looks at special ed teacher spot

    The USD 383 school board Wednesday approved the hire of an additional special education teacher for a student coming from a psychiatric facility. The student, who is expected at Anthony Middle by the end of the month, spent time in the Intensive Behavioral Supports program at

  • Local |Education | October 03, 2013

    USD 383: No immediate effects felt from shutdown

    USD 383 officials don’t have any immediate concerns related to the government shutdown. Supt. Bob Shannon addressed the topic during the school board meeting Wednesday. He said there could be effects in the event the shutdown ends up lasting months. Shannon said 12 to 15 percent of

  • Local |Business | October 03, 2013

    July sales taxes top expectations

    July sales in Manhattan exceeded expectations. “The numbers are good,” said Bernie Hayen, city director of finance. “Nearly every retail segment that we examine each month was up compared to a year ago.” Sales tax collected in July was $827,037 compared to $736,335 for July 2012. That represents

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 03, 2013

    Mother testifies against boyfriend

    The mother of the deceased 14-month-old Salina toddler, Clayden Urbanek, testified in Riley County District Wednesday. Brittney Betzold, 21, said in court that she didn’t want to believe her son was being abused by her boyfriend, Antonio Brown, 29. Brown is charged in a jury trial

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 03, 2013

    Commission approves fee-raising ordinance

    City commissioners approved the first reading of a charter ordinance that will raise municipal court fees in the near future. But what is a charter ordinance? How does it affect the general public? City clerk Gary Fees said that a charter ordinance differs from a

  • Local | October 03, 2013

    Bryan, Church to headline Stampede

    The Kicker Country Stampede has announced its headliners for this year’s festival. Country Music Award Entertainer of the Year nominee and reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year winner Luke Bryan will perform on Friday night. Country Music Award Male Vocalist of

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 03, 2013

    Professor’s husband still missing

    The husband of a Kansas State University professor has been missing for a month and police have no new updates. Police and members of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks searched for David Welch, 54, Tuesday and found nothing that would help locate him. Welch

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