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  • Local |Education | November 14, 2013

    Students help with clothing drive

    Sorting.phatch

    It’s amazing how similar a swarm of bees and a group of children can look. More than 30 kids descended upon the Lee Elementary annex Wednesday to help sort clothes, shoes and school supplies for the USD 383 homeless student program. The group of fourth-, fifth-

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 14, 2013

    County contends with concealed gun law

    The plan is business as usual. County commissioners didn’t exactly go out on a limb while deciding how to secure county buildings — now required as part of a new state law. County counselor Clancy Holeman said the commission didn’t have to actually secure

  • 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

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