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  • Local |Kansas State University | October 04, 2015

    Mason a finalist for chancellor at UA Fayetteville

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    K-State provost and senior vice president April Mason recently was named one of three finalists for the position of chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. The university named recently narrowed the search for someone to fill its top position, announcing the final three

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 03, 2015

    KSU family therapy student wins award

    A doctoral student in marriage and family therapy is the inaugural recipient of Kansas State University’s Marie R. Bonebrake Graduate Award. The $2,400 award is being presented to Zenova Williams, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The award recognizes graduate students based on academic merit and financial need. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 03, 2015

    K-State vet students earn scholarship

    Four Kansas State University veterinary students received scholarship awards at the recent annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in New Orleans. Two fourth-year veterinary students, Lacey Robinson, Olsburg, and Jacob Hagenmaier, Randolph, received the $5,000 American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation-Zoetis scholarships. The

  • Local |Education | October 03, 2015

    Stark named to Dean’s list

    Austin Peay State University recently named Emily Stark, of Wamego, to its Dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester. Stark earned a GPA of 3.5 or greater, according to a release from the school.

  • Local |Education | October 03, 2015

    2 area students graduate from FHSU

    HAYS — Two area students are among the 400 who completed their degrees at Fort Hays State University in the summer 2015 term. Kristina Marie Vanhorn of Manhattan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, and Tera Marie Ingalsbe graduated with a Bachelor of Science in health

  • Local |Business | October 03, 2015

    Finding what you need at the Old Hardware Store

    Let’s go to Japan, where a buyer has ordered an antique cabinet accessory. The authentic antique has now arrived. From where do you suppose it was shipped? Yes, it came from halfway around the world, from a remarkable business in rural Kansas. Margaret and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | October 03, 2015

    Two people injured in vehicle crash on US-24

    Two people were injured in a vehicle accident Thursday on Highway 24, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department said Friday. Raymond Brase of Wamego was driving a red Chevy Cobalt west on US-24. As he made a left turn onto Salzer Road, crossing the eastbound lane

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 02, 2015

    Officials work to complete Wildcat Creek grant application

    So how, exactly, do local officials ask the federal government for upwards of $40 million — and hope someone is paying attention? “They want to be wowed,” said Chad Bunger, Manhattan community planner and one of the principals in putting together a grant application to the U.

  • Local | October 02, 2015

    Researcher: Imprinting likely cause of fowl pairing


    Sometimes birds of different feathers flock together, too. A duck and a goose often seen at Anneberg Park wander near Jerry Dishman Fishing Lake with a migrating flock of Canada geese. The friendship is likely the result of a psychological phenomenon called “imprinting.” Diane Dodson

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 02, 2015

    How did previous businesses get water at I-70/K-177?


    Q:I seem to remember way back that there was a gas station and restaurant at the intersection of I-70 and K-177. Now there’s a mobile home site. Where did they get their water? A:Your question, obviously, refers to recent statements from members

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