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  • Local |Education | November 14, 2013

    Principals report to school board

    Principals discussed both accomplishments and struggles of their elementary schools Wednesday during the USD 383 school board’s site council meeting. This was the first of two site council events, with the second scheduled for January. The principals at Bluemont, Lee, Marlatt, Ogden and Woodrow Wilson

  • Local |Business | November 14, 2013

    Emporia Gazette buys Westmoreland paper

    The Emporia Gazette has purchased the Westmoreland Recorder newspaper in Pottawatomie County. The purchase was completed Thursday and the first issue produced by the Gazette this week. Gazette publisher Chris Walker said he was excited about the opportunity to serve the community of Westmoreland. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 14, 2013

    Dean candidates coming to campus

    The four finalists for the K-State engineering dean position will have campus interviews in December. The finalists are N.K. Anand, executive associate dean of engineering at Texas A&M University; Darren Dawson, chair of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University; Ramanan Krishnamoorti,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 14, 2013

    Area man sentenced for 2nd-degree murder

    A former Fort Riley soldier was sentenced to almost 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the death of a Manhattan man after the ex-soldier’s failed suicide attempt in April. Gary Nelson, 22, Junction City was sentenced in Geary County Court to 117 months in

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 14, 2013

    Gold Orchestra to present concert on special day

    David Littrell’s creation has been striking the right note for 25 years — and that’s something worth celebrating, according to the state’s highest elected leader. Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation making Thursday, Nov. 21, Gold Orchestra Day in the state of Kansas. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 14, 2013

    Vice president finalists to be presented

    The four finalists for K-State’s vice president for administration and finance position will be presented to the campus beginning Friday. The open sessions, which all will take place in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building, will start with a 30-minute presentation followed by 30

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 14, 2013

    KSU associate dean candidates to give talks

    Two candidates will interview next week for the associate dean for academic affairs position in the K-State College of Arts and Sciences. They will present talks in open sessions as follows: • Kurt Gartner, professor from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, will present from 1

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 13, 2013

    Christmas toy collection effort begins at Fort Riley

    Santa.phatch

    FORT RILEY — Major General Paul Funk II, commanding general of Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division, is now one of Santa’s elves. Fort Riley began ringing in the holiday season Wednesday by kicking off this year’s Operation Santa Claus. Operation Santa Claus

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 13, 2013

    Classified group takes issue with vote

    There is disagreement among K-State classified employees over an upcoming vote. K-State classified employees will vote from Nov. 19-22 whether to leave the state civil service and become university employees. There are about 1,600 classified employees who receive hourly wages and don’t have contracts — including

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 13, 2013

    Tweet questions RCPD policy

    Twitter can be fun and informative in the hands of law enforcement. Or it can cause just a teeny fuss, as the Riley County Police Department realized again this week. After all, it’s easy to stumble into a misunderstanding when you’re only working

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