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  • Local |Kansas State University | June 18, 2014

    Distance student featured on cover of military magazine

    A Marine. A wounded warrior. An award-winning university student. It’s no wonder Michael Feingold’s story is one that a magazine for military transitioners wants to tell. Feingold, Lenexa, a graduate of Kansas State University’s online food science bachelor’s degree completion program

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 18, 2014

    Coffman chair values storytelling

    It takes a passionate storyteller to engage students in subjects that may be considered monotonous. Mick Charney, associate professor of architecture in Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, is such a storyteller. He is the university’s 2014-2015 Coffman chair for

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 17, 2014

    KSU Research sues Nanoscale employees

    The Kansas State University Research Foundation is suing several defendants who were part of a research company headquartered in Manhattan in an attempt to be paid for a $208,000 loan from January 2012. The foundation is suing four people who were members of NanoScale Corporation, a research

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 17, 2014

    Love gets 18 months probation


    Christina Love will serve 18 months of probation for interference and obstruction charges connected to a September 2013 murder. On Monday, Riley County District Judge Meryl Wilson handed down the 50-year-old Manhattan woman’s sentence, which includes an underlying prison sentence totaling 20 months. The prison time would

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 17, 2014

    Board discusses which groups should pay for traffic control

    Officer overtime paid for by the Riley County Police Department for event traffic control is a hefty fee that becomes taxpayers’ responsibility. Over the past year, 126 RCPD patrol officers have put in 47 hours of extra work for 19 events, costing the department more than $390,000, according to

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 17, 2014

    Manhattan, Pott County at odds over sewer

    Pottawatomie County and the city of Manhattan are at odds over whose regulations should be enforced — and who should be the enforcing agency — for residential users in the county-owned Blue Township Sewer District. The city and county have, in recent months, exchanged draft resolutions regarding

  • Local | June 17, 2014

    EPA: Curb pollution or end spring pasture burning

    Spring pasture burning in the Flint Hills could become a thing of the past if the state and area counties don’t come up with a plan to curb excessive smoke. Fire supervisor Bruce Brazzle told Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 17, 2014

    Man to stand trial for manslaughter

    A Leonardville man appears prepared to stand trial for multiple charges stemming from an accident that resulted in the death of a Blue Valley High School student in October. Garrett Olson, 20, entered not guilty pleas on Monday afternoon as Riley County District Judge Meryl Wilson

  • Local | June 17, 2014

    Corps seeks public comment on levee improvement proposal

    Public comment is being sought for recommended improvements to the Manhattan levee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District created a draft feasibility report that recommends raising the levee’s height to reduce flooding risks. The levee, constructed in the early 1960s,

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 17, 2014

    Schulz named award winner by professional group

    Noel Schulz, associate dean for research and graduate programs in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University, has been named an award recipient by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE. Cited for her “outstanding contributions in advancing recruitment and retention of

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