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  • Local |Education | December 11, 2013

    Program teaches students to draw conclusions, back them up

    A girl reached as high as she could to raise her hand, wiggling her fingers for extra emphasis. The Bluemont Elementary student wanted a chance to share her observations during her class’s Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) time. VTS, an observation and critical thinking program

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 11, 2013

    Wabaunsee considers its part in bridge project

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    The Belvue Bridge has been a topic of discussion for the Pottawatomie County Commission for some time, and now Wabaunsee County officials are joining in. Wabaunsee County Commission chairman Ervan Stuewe said the commission has committed to funding part of a study to determine if

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 11, 2013

    KSU gets $8.5M grant to study strategies for reducing post-harvest loss abroad

    Kansas State University is receiving an initial five-year, $8.5 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, to establish the federal government’s new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss. It is the third Feed the Future

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 10, 2013

    Man accused in fatal vehicle crash appears in court

    An Ogden man made his first appearance in court Monday on charges of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of an Abilene woman who died Sept. 8. Daniel Nathan Nitchman, 38, appeared in front of Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Nitchman

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 10, 2013

    Police fire back and wound shooter at Quality Inn

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    An armed man who fired at police was shot and wounded by officers Tuesday morning. The incident occurred at the Quality Inn and Suites, 150 E. Poyntz, around 6 a.m., after the Riley County Police Department received a 911 call regarding shots fired. According to information provided

  • Local |Education | December 10, 2013

    Parents get primer on sexting

    By the time you read this sentence, a sexually explicit picture or video can be sent, leaving a permanent mark on the world. More than a hundred parents gathered Monday at Manhattan High to hear about ways to guard their children from making that terrible

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 10, 2013

    Officials: Residents taking their waste to Riley — and taking money with them

    WESTMORELAND — Business at the Pottawatomie County landfill has fallen off dramatically over the past year. Scott Schwinn, county sanitarian, told Pott County commissioners Monday that for the month of November, the landfill shipped 567 tons of waste, a decline of about 16 percent from last year’s 677

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 10, 2013

    Manhattan man pleads guilty to role in arson

    A Manhattan man involved in a deadly arson has pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in connection with an arson that killed a Kansas State University researcher, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Gavin Hairgrove, 30, pleaded guilty Monday for his connection to

  • Local |Business | December 10, 2013

    Software company opens Manhattan location

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    Xpanxion expanded to Manhattan. A global software engineering company, Xpanxion held a ribbon-cutting event Monday at its new offices in Farm Bureau Plaza. Xpanxion CEO Paul Eurek said he was looking to open an office in a state neighboring his Nebraska hom. He was also

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 09, 2013

    Ogden man sentenced for second-degree murder

    An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s baby was sentenced Monday in Riley County District Court for second-degree murder. Michael Dechant, 20, was sentenced to 26 years and nine months in prison in a plea agreement. Dechant reportedly told police that he shook 6-month-old Dominick

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