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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | September 13, 2013

    Local firm picked for KSU union project

    The team of Workshop Architects of Milwaukee and Bowman Bowman Novick Incorporated of Manhattan has been selected to develop a plan for the K-State Student Union renovation. They were the selection from among five architecture firms invited by the K-State Student Union Renovation Committee to

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 13, 2013

    K-State grad students awarded Science Foundation grant

    Two Kansas State University graduate students are the first recipients of Scholarship for Service cybersecurity awards made by the university through a National Science Foundation grant. The Center for Information and Systems Assurance, housed in the university’s department of computing and information sciences, has

  • Local |Business | September 13, 2013

    Marshalls grand opening Sept. 26

    Marshalls, one of the nation’s largest off-price retailers, will open a new store in Manhattan on September 26. Marshalls shoppers in Manhattan will find designer brand names in ladies fashion, shoes, accessories, men’s apparel, home, juniors, kids apparel and accessories, luggage, beauty and more.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 12, 2013

    2 arrested for murder in Burroughs case

    Two people were arrested Wednesday for first-degree murder in connection with the death of 68-year-old John Burroughs, who was found dead in his trailer at Redbud Estates Sunday. Christina Marie Love, 49 — reportedly a friend of Burroughs — and James McKenith, 33, both of 530 Pierre St., No. 1, are

  • Local | September 12, 2013

    Manhattan contestant proudly shows her tattoos

    Miss kansas body art.phatch

    A Manhattan woman competing in the Miss America pageant made history Wednesday night by being the first contestant to display a tattoo. Theresa Vail, a K-State student competing as Miss Kansas, said it was not her intent to shock viewers with her display of a

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 12, 2013

    County re-writes Public Building Commission bylaws

    The Riley County Commission re-wrote a draft resolution and bylaws for a proposed Public Building Commission Thursday, striking two articles that would have limited such a commission’s authority. Commissioners decided to remove an article that would have required the setting of a ceiling on

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 12, 2013

    K-State doctoral student honored for research

    Stephanie Pearson’s research is breaking boundaries, and now she’s got the award to prove it. Pearson, a doctoral student in curriculum and instruction, New York City, is the first recipient of the newly established University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award. The $10,000 award recognizes

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 12, 2013

    Defendant takes stand in child sodomy trial

    A soldier being tried on charges of molesting a 7-year-old girl took the witness stand to deny the allegations Wednesday afternoon. George Ferenz, 30, who now lives in Fort Worth, Texas, is charged with attempted rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | September 12, 2013

    Soldier scores with golf ball donations


    When Lieutenant Kirk Porter deployed to Afghanistan recently, he wasn’t allowed to pack some of his favorite items: golf equipment. This week Porter’s fellow members at the Manhattan Country Club are fixing him up in a big way. Club members have collected an

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 12, 2013

    K-State microbiologist investigates treatment for pathogen

    A Kansas State University microbiologist has found a breakthrough herbal medicine treatment for a common human fungal pathogen that lives in almost 80 percent of people. Govindsamy Vediyappan, assistant professor of biology, noticed that diabetic people in developing countries use a medicinal herb called Gymnema slyvestre

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