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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 17, 2013

    Wilkerson named head of attorney association

    Riley County attorney Barry Wilkerson was elected president of the Kansas County and District Attorney’s Association Monday. The KCDAA is an organization for prosecutors in the state. One of its functions is to work with the Kansas Legislature regarding prosecution and litigation issues. Wilkerson

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 17, 2013

    Vet students earn honors

    At Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, good things come in threes. Three students from the college earned honors at the annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Sept. 18-21 in Milwaukee. Recipients and their honors are: Tera Rooney Barnhardt, fourth-year

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 17, 2013

    K-State professors to receive Graduate Faculty Awards

    Two of Kansas State University’s graduate faculty members are being awarded the 2013-2014 Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. Subramanyam Bhadriraju, professor of grain science and industry, and Daniel Higgins, professor of chemistry, were selected for the awards for their outstanding scholarly achievements and

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 16, 2013

    Howie’s begins accepting more types of recyclable plastics


    Q: Howie’s accepts plastics number 1 and 2 for recycling.  Where in the area can No. 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 plastics be recycled?

  • Local |Business | October 16, 2013

    Out of gas: Two Dara’s will close

    Sorry, but you’ll have to start looking for gas somewhere else. The Dara’s Fast Lane locations at 2707 Anderson Ave. and at 1709 Fort Riley Blvd. will close Nov. 7, said owner Chris Darrah. Darrah said he sublet the Anderson location from Leizsler Oil, but asked

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 16, 2013

    Amendment approved for auditorium leaves parks and rec in limbo

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved an amendment to the design contract for renovation of Peace Memorial Auditorium, while leaving a proposed move for Parks and Recreation offices in limbo. In the process, the commission added $39,650 in consulting fees for studying alternatives sparked by the auditorium

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 16, 2013

    City approves pool passes, rates

    City commissioners Tuesday directed Parks and Recreation officials to create season pool passes. They also decided to use surplus taxes — already approved by voters — for pool maintenance and renovations. Commissioners also gave officials the green light on recommended rates for the 2015 swim season. Current daily

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 16, 2013

    Physical standards for police could change

    Local police officers’ job descriptions could soon become more specific concerning physical requirements. Riley County Police Department director Brad Schoen and members of the Riley County Law Board discussed the issue at Tuesday’s meeting. Schoen said adding physical requirements to job descriptions for current

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 16, 2013

    Wolff: Middle-class decline started in 1973


    Edward Wolff, New York University economist, spoke Tuesday about the “sad, disturbing and outrageous” story of middle-class decline in America. Wolff spoke at Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union as a part of the Lou Douglas Lecture Series. Douglas was a distinguished professor of

  • Local |Education | October 16, 2013

    Board to discuss test scores

    The USD 383 school board will hear about how students performed on assessment tests at 6:30 pm Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. The board will also consider a proposal to make some alterations to the district’s facility use fees.

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