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  • Local | October 11, 2013

    Bobcat kitten, prairie dogs, birds also on display at Sunset Zoo

    While it will be a several weeks before Vladamere and his lady leopard are on display, the zoo has recently acquired other animals that are on view to the public. Among the newcomers is a pair of sun conures, which look like orange and yellow

  • Local |Agriculture | October 10, 2013

    Ag leaders prep for potential animal disease outbreak


    There was some role-playing among Manhattan’s agriculture industry pros on Wednesday, but participants weren’t exactly in a party mood. The make-believe, in fact, was deadly serious. Inside the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) on Denison Avenue, more than 200 people handled a simulated outbreak of

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 10, 2013

    Construction to begin on new K-State buildings

    Groundbreakings for the engineering and business colleges will occur October 25 at K-State during homecoming weekend. The groundbreaking for the new business college begins at 10:45 a.m. at the building site near North Manhattan Avenue and Lovers Lane, which is east of President Kirk Schulz’s

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 10, 2013

    Author to discuss new book

    Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner David Finkel will discuss his most recent book, “Thank You For Your Service,” which has ties to the Manhattan area. Finkel will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Kansas State University Alumni Center main ballroom. A book sale

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 10, 2013

    WIC checks could bounce

    Riley County is seeing the effects of the federal government shutdown in several ways, according to officials who spoke at the county commission meeting Thursday. Brenda Nickel, director of the Riley County Health Department, said the Women, Infants and Children program will be greatly affected

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 09, 2013

    Architect selected for KSU dormitory

    K-State has hired an architect for its $70 million residence hall and dining center project. Treanor Architects, a firm with five locations including Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City, Mo., will be in charge of design for the new space, which is scheduled for completion in August 2015.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 09, 2013

    Another arson hits Wamego


    WAMEGO — Damage done to a building at City Park was caused by arson, according to the Wamego Police Department. A fire on Monday damaged the Mahar Shelter House, a structure that houses the park’s children’s train and was constructed with volunteer labor in 2009

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 09, 2013

    Blue Township to get city water

    Live outside the city and want cheaper water? No problem: Agree to be annexed into Manhattan. That unusual suggestion came into the spotlight Tuesday, as city commissioners were busy giving a thumbs-up to agreements that would provide water to the Blue Township growth area. Dale

  • Local |Education | October 09, 2013

    Blue Valley-Randolph gets $10,000 grant for new science kits

    The Blue Valley-Randolph School District has been awarded a $10,000 grant to purchase new Full Option Science System (FOSS) kits. The kits, funded by America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, offer students a chance to experience hands-on science education. Blue Valley High School science teacher Ruth

  • Local |Education | October 09, 2013

    Official: Need for higher ed rising

    The need for a higher level of education is increasing, according to a state education official. Mark Tallman, associate executive director of the Kansas Association of School Boards, met Tuesday at the Robinson Education Center with local school, community and business leaders to outline how

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