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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 02, 2014

    Body found in Tuttle Cove Friday

    A body was discovered Friday afternoon in the Tuttle Cove area of Tuttle Creek Lake, according to Pottawatomie County sheriff Greg Riat. There was no immediate identification of the person. The body was taken to Kansas City for an autopsy by a forensic pathologist. Jane

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | March 02, 2014

    Land-lease agreements adjust to changing ag market landscape

    VALLEY FALLS — “The best deal for the farmer, and the best deal for the landowner.” That should be the ultimate objective of land-leasing agreements, according to Kevin V. Dhuyvetter of the K-State Department of Economics — but it’s far from that simple. Many variables play

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 01, 2014

    New initiative combines arts, sciences for Konza Prairie study

    As home to the Konza Prairie Biological Station and located in the Flint Hills, which includes the largest remaining area of unplowed tallgrass prairie in North America, Kansas State University is a major hub of research on the important prairie ecosystem. Now this research is

  • Local |Business | March 01, 2014

    New Boston Creative Group adds two team members

    New Boston Creative Group LLC welcomes two new team members: graphic designer Tammy Irvine and office assistant Andi Washburn. Irvine has 26 years of experience in the art industry. Originally from Castle Rock, Colo., she earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a minor

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 28, 2014

    Vaniers give $60M to KSU

    Kansas State University has received $60 million — the largest private donation in the school’s history — from the Jack Vanier family. University President Kirk Schulz announced the gift, which is structured to provide $40 million to benefit students, faculty, programs and facilities on both the Manhattan and

  • Local |Business | February 28, 2014

    Sorting through the stacks at library’s annual book sale


    From Barbara Delinsky and John Grisham to J.R.R. Tolkien and the most obscure authors, a lot of great reads will be available for purchase at the Manhattan Public Library’s annual book sale this weekend. And cheap, of course: All of the books

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 28, 2014

    Highland files for re-election

    Ron Highland of Wamego has filed for re-election for his seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Highland represents the 51st district. His first term began in 2013. He is the vice-chair of the House Special Committee on All-Day Kindergarten and also serves on the education,

  • Local |Business | February 28, 2014

    Wamego native suits up Olympians

    When U.S. Olympic speed skaters were zooming around the track in Sochi the past few weeks, they wore specially designed suits that a Wamego native helped create. Derek Wassom is a biomechanical engineer at Dynamic Athletics, which collected data that Under Armour used to

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 28, 2014

    Spring enrollment numbers reach record high at K-State

    More than 23,200 students are enrolled at Kansas State University for the spring semester — a record number and more diverse than ever before. The record enrollment is just one part of the story, said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students. The

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | February 28, 2014

    Irish group to present McCain show

    The McCain Performance Series is bringing a bit of the Emerald Isle to Kansas State University with a performance by the musical group Danú at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, in McCain Auditorium. Danú offers an authentic Irish experience by using traditional instruments, including the flute,

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