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  • Local |Fort Riley | December 06, 2013

    Fort needs support as brigades deactivate

    Funkmg hi.phatch

    The U.S. Army community extends beyond the gates of Fort Riley, according to Maj. Gen. Paul Funk, commanding general of Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division. Funk spoke at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Manhattan Thursday, and in addition to emphasizing

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 06, 2013

    Tower design to add to Wamego’s Oz identity

    WAMEGO — Just as the Wizard had his hot air balloon, a town that identifies with “The Wizard of Oz” soon should have its own balloon to welcome visitors. The Wamego City Commission recently approved a concept and color scheme for the water tower west of

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 06, 2013

    Long’s Park to get new turf

    Kids will soon have new turf to stomp at Longs Park. City commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract with ABCreative, Inc., of De Soto to install a new synthetic turf at Longs Park playground for $40,435. Parks and Recreation director Eddie Eastes said the old playground

  • Local |Business | December 06, 2013

    Blake no longer tourism director

    A Manhattan woman who has been serving as Director of Kansas’ Division for Tourism, for the Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, is no longer serving in that position. That was the word regarding Becky Blake, from Linda Craghead, the Department’s Assistant Secretary for

  • Local |Business | December 06, 2013

    Power outage at USD 383 schools

    About 1,300 local Westar Energy customers experienced a power outage Thursday afternoon. USD 383 communications director Michele Jones confirmed that Manhattan High west campus, the Robinson Education Center and Lee Elementary were among those affected. Erin La Row, Westar senior communications representative, said the outage occurred between 1:50

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 06, 2013

    KSU commencements set for Dec. 13-14

    Kansas State University commencement ceremonies will be Friday, Dec. 13, on the Salina and Manhattan campuses, and Saturday, Dec. 14, on the Manhattan campus. The university will award more than 1,400 bachelor’s degrees, nearly 300 master’s degrees and 90 doctorates, and 16 associate degrees. Around 150 candidates for graduation are

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 06, 2013

    Students work to define ‘Biodiversity in the Flint Hills’

    Third-year interior architecture and product design students at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design have put their design skills on exhibition. The students have worked for the last five weeks with Manhattan’s Flint Hills Discovery Center to define “Biodiversity in

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 06, 2013

    Kansas State course will focus on the history of food

    Food has a history, and we have a history with food. A new Kansas State University class sheds light on where our nation’s food comes from, our own individual food heritage and why we choose to eat what we eat. History of Food in

  • Local |Business | December 05, 2013

    Board dumps virtual provider

    The USD 383 school board decided Wednesday to end the district’s contract with its virtual school provider. The board voted unanimously to stop using K12 Inc. for iQ Academy Kansas – the district’s online education program for students in grades 7 through 12 – when the contract expires

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 05, 2013

    Fort Riley leaders bring back bugle

    FORT RILEY — An old tradition is being revived at this famous post. The fort’s commanders are re-emphasizing the sound and meaning of bugle-call reveille and retreat with new practices that began Monday. The daily routines will affect both soldiers and civilians at the beginning

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