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  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2013

    K-State health students receive outstanding leadership awards

    K-State’s Lafene Health Center presented its 2013 Outstanding Student Leadership Awards to Danica Pelzel, May 2013 graduate in dietetics and kinesiology, Larned, and Jordan Edmunds, junior in dietetics, Manhattan, for their volunteer service and leadership while participating in student organizations sponsored by Lafene. Pelzel received this

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 24, 2013

    Court appointee has local connections

    The newest addition to what’s known as the nation’s second-highest court once played basketball in Manhattan High School’s north gym. Sri Srinavasan was a guard on the Lawrence High School team that blasted Manhattan High 60-38 on Jan. 3, 1984. On Thursday, the U.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 23, 2013

    Victim testifies at trial

    It was a 2012 photograph of her alleged rapist in a local magazine that inspired a now-27-year-old Manhattan woman to report more than four years after the fact that she had been raped by the former friend, the woman told jurors Wednesday. The image shows

  • Local |Traffic | May 23, 2013

    Bluemont work to begin soon

    The city of Manhattan will be working on several projects this summer that may affect your commute around town. The project that will impact most people is the median project on Bluemont from N. Manhattan Avenue to 11th Street. This project is slated to begin

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 23, 2013

    Watershed proposal to get hearing

    The Riley County Commission agreed Thursday to schedule a public hearing on the Wildcat Creek watershed management plan. Their decision followed a public hearing at which commissioners questioned several aspects of the initial draft of the plan. Planning and special projects direction Monty Wedel focused

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 23, 2013

    City pools appear ready for on-time first dips Saturday


    City employees have been working hard all week gearing up for the opening of pool season on Saturday, but not without a few hitches. “There is always trouble when the pools sit for nine months, said Kelly Cook, recreation supervisor. “Hopefully, they can fix all

  • Local | May 23, 2013

    American Red Cross blood donors to receive pork

    Blood donors participating in the Manhattan Community Blood Drive May 28-29 at the Porttorf Hall in CiCo Park, 1710 Avery Ave., will receive a special thanks from Kansas pork farmers. The Kansas Pork Association (KPA) is teaming up with the American Red Cross as part of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 23, 2013

    Owner of gun found by school is located

    Officials said they have located the owner of the gun found in late April near Manhattan High School. School resource officer Brian Swearingen emailed parents Wednesday to inform them that he is “confident” police have located the owner following an investigation, but he said the

  • Local |Education | May 23, 2013

    Students win math contest

    Amanda Arnold Elementary has some math whizzes among its students. Shawn Meng, a fourth grade student, placed first out of 2,177 U.S. students participating in his grade level in the Math Kangaroo competition. Math Kangaroo is an annual grades 1-12 international mathematics competition. Participants had 75

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 23, 2013

    K-State faculty receive recognition for dedication to students, research

    Kansas State University’s colleges are honoring faculty members for excellence in teaching, research, service and advising. The honorees and their awards include: • College of Agriculture: Jennifer Bormann, associate professor of animal sciences and industry, and Brian Briggeman, associate professor of agricultural economics, are the

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