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  • Local |Kansas State University | October 18, 2013

    Local activities put chemistry in spotlight

    Kansas State University’s local section of the American Chemical Society is partnering with the university’s chemistry department to host several events during National Chemistry Week. The groups will have a variety of chemistry-related books on display at the Manhattan Public Library next week,

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 18, 2013

    Master plan focus of talk

    The new Kansas State University campus master plan will be discussed at the Emeritus Group fall luncheon at noon Tuesday, October 29, at the Holiday Inn at the Campus. Ruth A. Dyer, senior vice provost for academic affairs and a professor of electrical and computer engineering

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 17, 2013

    Local federal parks, offices open again as government shutdown ends

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    Everyone’s back to work. For now, at least. With Congress passing a last-minute bill to raise the debt ceiling and end the partial government shutdown — pending another battle over the budget — federal employees in Manhattan returned to work Thursday. “We’re thrilled,” said Heather

  • Local |Education | October 17, 2013

    District looks to close ACT gap

    Carol Adams, executive director of teaching and learning, told the USD 383 school board Wednesday that work is needed to close the achievement gap between white and minority students. Adams used the ACT as an example of where the district could set goals. The average scores

  • Local |Agriculture | October 17, 2013

    Regulations lag for use of drones in farming

    The same drone technology that is used for military strikes in the Middle East is also being adapted by farmers here in Kansas. Unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones, were the topic of a conference Monday through Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.

  • Local |Business | October 17, 2013

    Riley picked for 4-H pilot program grant

    Riley County Extension has been selected as a pilot county for a grant distributed by the Kansas 4-H Foundation. The program, Growing Kansas Leaders 4-H Program Expansion Grant, will help the county Extension put together a team that can examine ways to expand the county’

  • Local |Business | October 17, 2013

    Latest trends, range of prices in home parade

    This year’s Parade of Homes will include houses with a wide range of price tags. The parade will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event

  • 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

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