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  • Local |Business | September 14, 2014

    Dental Associates hires MHS alum

    Dental Associates of Manhattan announced the addition of Dr. Morgan Lewis-Smith. Lewis-Smith grew up in Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School in 2005. She attended Washington University in St. Louis and received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering in 2009. After working for a year,

  • Local |Education | September 12, 2014

    Fourth-graders get dirty for science at K-State’s Ag Day

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    Looking at chicken guts and getting their hands dirty, area fourth-graders spent Thursday morning in the fields of Kansas State University’s agronomy farm for Ag Day, learning about the physical sciences they’ll be studying this year. Jim Shroyer, Ag Day’s longtime coordinator

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | September 12, 2014

    Who owns that public property?

    Q: I am curious about what buildings and land are owned by the city and the county. Got addresses? A: Well, yes. That is, we have a list of properties owned by the city and county — almost 300 of them (Page A8), with some intriguing facts

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | September 12, 2014

    Manhattan gets latest open records request

    A request asking for information about political candidates who have visited Kansas school districts in the last three years was made to USD 383 this week. Superintendent Bob Shannon said in an email that the USD 383 office will respond to a Kansas Open Records Act request

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 12, 2014

    ‘Ghost Map’ author urges students to rely on hunches

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    Students at Kansas State University learned how their pursuits could lead them on unanticipated paths during a talk by author Steven Johnson at McCain Auditorium Thursday evening. Johnson is the author of the non-fiction narrative “The Ghost Map,” which K-State students are reading as part

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 11, 2014

    5 names added to Fort Riley memorial at 9/11 ceremony

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    FORT RILEY — It’s been 13 years since the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City, damaged the Pentagon and led to the civilian take-over that foiled the hijacked Flight 93 that was headed toward Washington D.C. Thousands of lives were

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 11, 2014

    Update to comprehensive plan at critical stage

    Officials planning for the Manhattan area’s future growth said the process has reached an important point. The community workshop Wednesday continued work for Manhattan Area 2035, an update of the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan and the Manhattan Area Transportation Strategy. The draft of the

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 11, 2014

    Group preps 2,000-plus pies ahead of fort’s Apple Day

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    There’s no doubt that Saturday’s Fall Apple Day Festival at Fort Riley will be jam-packed with various events for the public to enjoy. From tactical equipment displays to a petting zoo to historical reenactments, there’s no shortage of activities. But Apple Day

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 11, 2014

    2 plead not guilty in connection to McClendon death

    PHOENIX — Two men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of an Arizona State University student and Manhattan High graduate have pleaded not guilty. David Siegel and Matthew Farberov made their first appearances Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court on charges related

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 11, 2014

    Extra $50K allocated for bridge design

    Riley County will have to spend some money to save money on the McDowell Creek Road reconstruction project. The Riley County Commission approved an addendum to the county’s contract with the project’s designer, Olson Associates, during its meeting Thursday. It will cost $49,600 to

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