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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 15, 2013

    Bomb threat called into K-Mart Thursday

    Authorities in Pottawatomie and Riley counties confirmed that the Manhattan Kmart received a bomb threat Thursday afternoon. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat confirmed that Kmart, 401 E. Poyntz Ave.,  received a call about a bomb shortly after 1 p.m., but none was found. Riat declined

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 15, 2013

    K-State’s Eiselein named Professor of the Year

    Students in Gregory Eiselein’s courses rate him as one of the best. Now, a leading education academy is doing the same. Eiselein, professor of English and university distinguished teaching scholar at Kansas State University, has been named the 2013 Kansas Professor of the Year by

  • Local | November 14, 2013

    Westmoreland soldier honored as 1,600 flags line funeral route


    WAMEGO — The streets of Wamego were lined with American flags Thursday to honor a fallen soldier. Sgt. Forrest Robertson, originally from Westmoreland but stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia with the 3rd Infantry Division, died Nov. 3 in Afghanistan, and people from all over the state

  • Local |Education | November 14, 2013

    Students help with clothing drive


    It’s amazing how similar a swarm of bees and a group of children can look. More than 30 kids descended upon the Lee Elementary annex Wednesday to help sort clothes, shoes and school supplies for the USD 383 homeless student program. The group of fourth-, fifth-

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 14, 2013

    County contends with concealed gun law

    The plan is business as usual. County commissioners didn’t exactly go out on a limb while deciding how to secure county buildings — now required as part of a new state law. County counselor Clancy Holeman said the commission didn’t have to actually secure

  • Local |Education | November 14, 2013

    Principals report to school board

    Principals discussed both accomplishments and struggles of their elementary schools Wednesday during the USD 383 school board’s site council meeting. This was the first of two site council events, with the second scheduled for January. The principals at Bluemont, Lee, Marlatt, Ogden and Woodrow Wilson

  • Local |Business | November 14, 2013

    Emporia Gazette buys Westmoreland paper

    The Emporia Gazette has purchased the Westmoreland Recorder newspaper in Pottawatomie County. The purchase was completed Thursday and the first issue produced by the Gazette this week. Gazette publisher Chris Walker said he was excited about the opportunity to serve the community of Westmoreland. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 14, 2013

    Dean candidates coming to campus

    The four finalists for the K-State engineering dean position will have campus interviews in December. The finalists are N.K. Anand, executive associate dean of engineering at Texas A&M University; Darren Dawson, chair of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University; Ramanan Krishnamoorti,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 14, 2013

    Area man sentenced for 2nd-degree murder

    A former Fort Riley soldier was sentenced to almost 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the death of a Manhattan man after the ex-soldier’s failed suicide attempt in April. Gary Nelson, 22, Junction City was sentenced in Geary County Court to 117 months in

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 14, 2013

    Gold Orchestra to present concert on special day

    David Littrell’s creation has been striking the right note for 25 years — and that’s something worth celebrating, according to the state’s highest elected leader. Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation making Thursday, Nov. 21, Gold Orchestra Day in the state of Kansas. The

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