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  • Local |Education | May 13, 2013

    Students honored at Kansas History Day contest

    Fifteen sixth grade students from Manhattan-Ogden public schools earned honors at the recent Kansas History Day State Contest held recently at Washburn University in Topeka. Under the guidance of teacher Terry Healy, students began work in October of last year researching and developing projects analyzing

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | May 13, 2013

    Crime below average for 1st quarter 2013

    Serious crime was below recent seasonal averages here during the first quarter of 2013. RCPD Capt. Kurt Moldrup, chief of the patrol division, told county commissioners Monday that the frequency of serious “Part 1” crime during the January-March period was below the average for the past three

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 13, 2013

    City to decide on bonds for CivicPlus building

    The City Commission will hold a special meeting Tuesday to approve issuance of bonds for the CivicPlus project downtown. The 5 p.m. session at City Hall is a follow-up to the Commission‘s approval last year of an economic development package facilitating the expansion of

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 13, 2013

    K-State named ‘Generous U’

    Kansas State University has been named “Generous U” for its student philanthropy, K-State Proud, by the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University. K-State Proud is a student-led, nationally recognized fundraising campaign for K-State. Guided by the leadership of Student Foundation, the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 13, 2013

    Man arrested for sexual battery

    Riley County officers arrested a Manhattan man Saturday evening after he allegedly fondled a woman without her consent. Ralph Francis Walters, 58, 1131 Thurston St., was arrested for aggravated sexual battery after a 34-year-old woman accused him of fondling her breasts while she was intoxicated. Officer Matthew

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 12, 2013

    Airport tower funding restored

    The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Friday that the 149 air-traffic control towers slated for closure in June —including the one at Manhattan Regional Airport — will remain open though the end of September following the passage of a bill that restored funding to the FAA. Transportation

  • Local | May 12, 2013

    Wamego house earns spot on state historical register

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    A Wamego house is among 10 Kansas properties nominated for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cassius and Adelia Baker House, 609 Elm St. in Wamego, was one of the houses selected by the Kansas Historical Society to move forward in the nomination process.

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 12, 2013

    Sales-tax debate delays session end

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    The Kansas Legislature returned Wednesday to wrap up its session, but whether the session is actually over is hazy because of in-fighting among the Republican leadership, said area legislators. “Nobody knows,” said Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan, of the ending. “Everybody’s speculating.” One thing that

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 12, 2013

    Private donations give cancer research a boost

    Private donations are making a difference for cancer scientists at Kansas State University. “Saving lives through cancer research isn’t cheap,” said Rob Denell, director of the university’s Johnson Cancer Research Center and distinguished professor of biology. “And unlike cancer treatment providers who charge

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 12, 2013

    EPA honors K-State’s dining hall food composting program

    The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 will present an achievement award to Kansas State University for demonstrating commitment to improving sustainable food management practices. Becky Weber, Air and Waste Management Division director for EPA Region 7, will honor the university in an on-campus ceremony at 2 p.m.

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