About $150,000 in construction equipment and materials have been stolen from a storage building in the eastern part of Wabaunsee County in two burglaries within the past month. An unknown person or persons broke into the building on April 24 and again on May 27, according to a
Four Kansas State University faculty members are being recognized with the Commerce Bank Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for making a difference in the classroom. The 2014 award recipients are Todd Easton, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; Dann Fisher, professor of accounting; David Richter-O’
An interdisciplinary Kansas State University research group is turning garbage into gourmet food. The researchers are taking used coffee grounds from a campus coffee shop and using them as compost to cultivate gourmet mushrooms at the K-State Student Farm. By composting alone, 50 pounds a week —
WAMEGO — Veterans and Wamego High School students stepped off the charter bus to much fanfare Wednesday night. Family, friends, and community members packed the high school’s main entrance and welcomed them back after a 43-hour Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., during which 25
The Riley County Commission approved of the Riley County Health Department’s efforts in obtaining a grant from the March of Dimes “Becoming a Mom” program. The grant would give the department roughly $20,000 to help educate expectant mothers in the area about prenatal care. The
JUNCTION CITY – Preliminary autopsy results indicate a Fort Riley soldier found dead in his apartment earlier this week died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Wednesday afternoon. The Junction City Police Department on Monday responded to 1731 North Park Drive Apt. 5, the home of 26-year-old
A gift of $550,000 from Kansas State University alumna Mary Vanier of Manhattan will benefit the K-State Proud Student Opportunity Awards fund. K-State Proud is a student-led, nationally recognized fundraising campaign for the university. Guided by the leadership of the Student Foundation, the campaign encourages students
A Riley County District Court judge determined Tuesday that there’s probable cause to believe Jerred Snyder last month may have forced a man to drive from a Manhattan gas station to a remote location, then took off with the man’s truck and money.
City commissioners agreed on Tuesday that the current version of the 2015 budget raises taxes too high. Tuesday’s work session was the first discussion of the city’s preliminary budget of $135 million, which would be an increase of nearly $4.25 million or 3 percent from this year’
Three area high school students were among the 8,000 winners announced Wednesday as National Merit Scholars. Jack Keeley of Manhattan High School, Sarah Featherstone of Flint Hills Christian School and Hunter Seech of Junction City High School received the honor, worth $500 to $2,000 annually for up to
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