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  • Local |Education | December 03, 2013

    Board to consider virtual school provider contract

    The USD 383 school board will consider ending the district’s contract with its virtual school provider during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. A work session on virtual learning will take place at 5:30 p.m. The district currently uses K12

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 03, 2013

    RCPD still looking for man who robbed Kansas State Bank

    Riley County police are seeking further information about the person who robbed Kansas State Bank, 1101 Bluemont Ave., on Wednesday. The robber is a white man about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and approximately 150 pounds in his 20s or 30s. At the time of the robbery, the man

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 03, 2013

    Police respond to suicide at Garden Way

    At 10:44 a.m. Monday, Riley County police responded to a medical call at 1000 Garden Way, Apt. B where a male victim committed suicide. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said the man died of asphyxiation. No further information is available pending notification of next of

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | December 02, 2013

    Legislation on everyone’s minds at Farm Bureau event

    Kansas farmers will have their eyes on Washington as they gather in Manhattan. The Kansas Farm Bureau is holding its annual meeting Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. An opening-day summit took place Monday. The issue on the minds of many farmers is

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 02, 2013

    McClaskey named state secretary of agriculture

    Jackie McClaskey of Manhattan will be the next Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday. She succeeds Dale Rodman, who will step down Dec. 10. McClaskey has worked in the Department of Agriculture since 2011. She served as assistant secretary before being named

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 02, 2013

    Moldrup: Crime down in county

    Updates from Monday’s Riley County commission meeting: • Capt. Kurt Moldrup of the Riley County Police Department said year-to-date crime in the county is continuing to trend downward. Overall crime has dropped for the department despite two recent armed robberies, one at a Dara’s

  • Local |Business | December 02, 2013

    City Commission: Employees waiting for raise

    Manhattan’s union-member firefighters will have another chance to bargain for an annual pay adjustment at the city commission meeting Tuesday evening. Few would begrudge firefighters a raise, but commissioners must deal simultaneously with the rest of the city’s 335 employees – and that might mean

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 02, 2013

    Gifts should stir imagination, parents told

    When it comes to Christmas gifts for young children, Anna Nippert, instructor of early childhood education at Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology, recommends parents be more focused on fostering imagination in their children than simply buying what is on their list. “Preschoolers

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 02, 2013

    Prof seeks perfect sports bra design

    One of the most important articles of clothing in women’s wardrobes and its contents are receiving a Kansas State University researcher’s undivided attention. Minyoung Suh, assistant professor of apparel, textiles and interior design, is researching the movement of breast tissue to develop a

  • Local |Business | December 01, 2013

    Big holiday tree shines in Little Apple

    Tree.phatch

    The Little Apple resembled the original Manhattan Friday night in the way it marked its first Festival of Lights. It celebrated big. Everything about the festival was big: the crowd of hundreds of people and the 50-foot Christmas tree that was the focus of the

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