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  • Local |Education | October 17, 2013

    District looks to close ACT gap

    Carol Adams, executive director of teaching and learning, told the USD 383 school board Wednesday that work is needed to close the achievement gap between white and minority students. Adams used the ACT as an example of where the district could set goals. The average scores

  • Local |Agriculture | October 17, 2013

    Regulations lag for use of drones in farming

    The same drone technology that is used for military strikes in the Middle East is also being adapted by farmers here in Kansas. Unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones, were the topic of a conference Monday through Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.

  • Local |Business | October 17, 2013

    Riley picked for 4-H pilot program grant

    Riley County Extension has been selected as a pilot county for a grant distributed by the Kansas 4-H Foundation. The program, Growing Kansas Leaders 4-H Program Expansion Grant, will help the county Extension put together a team that can examine ways to expand the county’

  • Local |Business | October 17, 2013

    Latest trends, range of prices in home parade

    This year’s Parade of Homes will include houses with a wide range of price tags. The parade will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 17, 2013

    Wilkerson named head of attorney association

    Riley County attorney Barry Wilkerson was elected president of the Kansas County and District Attorney’s Association Monday. The KCDAA is an organization for prosecutors in the state. One of its functions is to work with the Kansas Legislature regarding prosecution and litigation issues. Wilkerson

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 17, 2013

    Vet students earn honors

    At Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, good things come in threes. Three students from the college earned honors at the annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Sept. 18-21 in Milwaukee. Recipients and their honors are: Tera Rooney Barnhardt, fourth-year

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 17, 2013

    K-State professors to receive Graduate Faculty Awards

    Two of Kansas State University’s graduate faculty members are being awarded the 2013-2014 Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. Subramanyam Bhadriraju, professor of grain science and industry, and Daniel Higgins, professor of chemistry, were selected for the awards for their outstanding scholarly achievements and

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 16, 2013

    Howie’s begins accepting more types of recyclable plastics


    Q: Howie’s accepts plastics number 1 and 2 for recycling.  Where in the area can No. 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 plastics be recycled?

  • Local |Business | October 16, 2013

    Out of gas: Two Dara’s will close

    Sorry, but you’ll have to start looking for gas somewhere else. The Dara’s Fast Lane locations at 2707 Anderson Ave. and at 1709 Fort Riley Blvd. will close Nov. 7, said owner Chris Darrah. Darrah said he sublet the Anderson location from Leizsler Oil, but asked

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 16, 2013

    Amendment approved for auditorium leaves parks and rec in limbo

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved an amendment to the design contract for renovation of Peace Memorial Auditorium, while leaving a proposed move for Parks and Recreation offices in limbo. In the process, the commission added $39,650 in consulting fees for studying alternatives sparked by the auditorium

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