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

    Accused murderer bound over for trial

    Michael Dechant, 19, the Ogden man accused of killing his former girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby, was bound over for trial in Riley County District Court Tuesday morning. Magistrate Judge William Malcolm determined there was probable cause in the case against Dechant, who is accused of killing

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 22, 2013

    Commissioners to ban concealed carry on the job

    The Riley County Commission approved a draft personnel amendment Monday prohibiting most employees from carrying concealed weapons during working hours. County Counselor Clancy Holeman brought the draft legislation to the board after department heads brought up concerns about employees carrying concealed weapons off the property.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 22, 2013

    Hispanics in SW Kansas

    A Kansas State University researcher is examining why Hispanic immigration has become more common in rural areas and how Hispanic immigrants have adapted in these places, particularly southwest Kansas. Matthew Sanderson, associate professor of sociology who studies international migration, is completing a study on Hispanic

  • Local | July 22, 2013

    Pink fire truck coming to Manhattan rodeo

    Staff reports Nicki the fire truck doesn’t fight fires anymore. This pink traveling memorial spreads love and hope in support of women who have cancer, and she’s coming to the Kaw Valley Rodeo for Tough Enough to Wear Pink night on Friday, July 26.

  • Local | July 22, 2013

    Cowboy history recognized on national day

    Importance of the cowboy to development of this country is being recognized with the National Day of the Cowboy. “On the fourth Saturday of July, many states in the nation celebrate the contribution of cowboys and cowgirls to America’s culture and heritage,” explained Ron

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 21, 2013

    Three stages of a city water plan

    Several factors created the need to update the water conservation plan that included changing the drought response plan for the city. Randy DeWitt, assistant director of public works, said every year the department conducts an annual review of the water conservation plan. In addition to

  • Local | July 21, 2013

    Event at Town Center is a warmup for the rodeo

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    About 30 kids between 3 and 12 years old competed in this year’s Junior Rodeo at Manhattan Town Center Mall as part of the Kaw Valley Rodeo. For the 3 to 10 year olds, there were four events. The first was a horseshoe toss, where junior cowboys and cowgirls

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 21, 2013

    The unpredictable life of a court services officer

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    It takes a special kind of person to willingly walk into a situation that involves a repeat violent offender known to have a firearm, and the only thing between them and potentially being shot is a front door. Court service officers deal with experiences of

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 21, 2013

    Researches find Achilles heel in drug-resistant bacteria

    Kansas State University researchers are defeating persistent bacteria known for causing infections in hospitals. The bacteria, Enterococcus faecalis, are the second-leading cause of hospital-associated infections in the U.S., said Lynn Hancock, associate professor of biology and leader of the research. His team has discovered

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 21, 2013

    KSU researcher’s project potential can treat deafness, loss of balance

    The sounds of success are ringing at Kansas State University through a research project that has potential to treat human deafness and loss of balance. Philine Wangemann, university distinguished professor of anatomy and physiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and her international team have

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