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  • Local |Fort Riley | November 15, 2013

    Irwin Army Hospital 85 percent complete


    FORT RILEY — For long-term patients at Irwin Army Community Hospital, the new facility opening next year should be a home away from home. Construction of the 550,000-square-foot hospital, which is adjacent to the current structure and will bear the same name, is around 85 percent complete.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 15, 2013

    KSU admin talk rumors before vote

    K-State officials needed to answer questions and address rumors prior to a classified staff vote next week. Around 200 of the university’s approximately 16,000 classified employees attended two forums Friday at the K-State Alumni Center. A vote running from Tuesday through Friday of next week will

  • Local |Business | November 15, 2013

    Manhattan Crisis Center receives grant

    Manhattan Crisis Center has received $128,649 in 2014 funding from the federal government. Executive director Judy Davis said the funding comes from the Victims of Crime Act, and they receive a portion of the money collected from fines and forfeitures. She said they have received the money

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 15, 2013

    Schultz: Enrollment cap may be used at Kansas State

    K-State President Kirk Schulz mentioned the concept of enrollment management during a classified employees forum Friday. Schulz said after the forum that a consultant from Noel-Levitz Higher Education Consulting is planning to visit in mid-December. “They’re going to have a workshop to start talking

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 15, 2013

    Bomb threat called into K-Mart Thursday

    Authorities in Pottawatomie and Riley counties confirmed that the Manhattan Kmart received a bomb threat Thursday afternoon. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat confirmed that Kmart, 401 E. Poyntz Ave.,  received a call about a bomb shortly after 1 p.m., but none was found. Riat declined

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 15, 2013

    K-State’s Eiselein named Professor of the Year

    Students in Gregory Eiselein’s courses rate him as one of the best. Now, a leading education academy is doing the same. Eiselein, professor of English and university distinguished teaching scholar at Kansas State University, has been named the 2013 Kansas Professor of the Year by

  • Local | November 14, 2013

    Westmoreland soldier honored as 1,600 flags line funeral route


    WAMEGO — The streets of Wamego were lined with American flags Thursday to honor a fallen soldier. Sgt. Forrest Robertson, originally from Westmoreland but stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia with the 3rd Infantry Division, died Nov. 3 in Afghanistan, and people from all over the state

  • Local |Education | November 14, 2013

    Students help with clothing drive


    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

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