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  • 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

  • Local | December 05, 2013

    Cookie tradition continues at St. Thomas More event

    Get your cookies here! St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2900 Kimball Ave., will hold its annual Cookie Carousel Saturday morning in the church parish center from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Like previous years, the Cookie Carousel will feature more than 1,000 pounds of cookies of more than 100 varieties.

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 05, 2013

    County property values under review

    The Riley County appraiser’s office is finishing its final review for 2014 property values. County appraiser Greg McHenry said the office should be deciding on values next week. “We’re at the point now where we’re going to be choosing actual values,” McHenry said.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 05, 2013

    Police check on men missing since 1981


    Riley County police are investigating the disappearance of two men who went missing in 1981 and asking citizens for any tips or information they might have. The investigation is part of a routine check on the case and is not the result of new information, said

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 05, 2013

    Courthouse receives bomb threat

    The Riley County Courthouse was threatened with a bomb around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said no bomb was found on the premises and police do not know who made the threat. Some residents might have received an IRIS emergency alert

  • Local | December 05, 2013

    Manhattan man killed in Junction City rock quarry explosion

    A 63-year-old Manhattan man was killed Wednesday in an explosion at a Junction City rock quarry. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office reported that Stephen Hetzler of Manhattan working at Bayer Rock Quarry on Old Highway 6 west of Junction City. He was using explosives to

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