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  • Local |Education | May 11, 2014

    Confusion, controversy surround new standards

    A source of confusion and political debate, the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten through 12th graders might pose questions for some or be controversial for others. The Common Core standards are an attempt to have a national set of goals and corresponding tests for

  • Local | May 11, 2014

    A story behind every shiny fender at Yard Art car show


    Classic cars and trucks in the 24th-annual Yard Art Classics Car Club show gleamed in City Park on Saturday with shining, exuberant-looking paint and chrome.  There were 121 vehicles at the park that dated back to Henry Ford’s Model T’s, and many of

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    How one housing trend is affecting the local market

    Message for potential home-buyers in Manhattan and surrounding communities: Don’t panic! Why is such a startling reassurance necessary? Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors released a study about the rise of cash purchases in the residential real estate market — and the numbers

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 11, 2014

    RCPD tests cameras

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    The Riley County Police Department has some new toys to play with. Police last week began testing four TASER AXON Flex on-officer cameras that will allow for video recording in certain situations. The cameras are meant to be used “during (an officer’s) investigation when

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 11, 2014

    Burg named VP for research at KSU

    K-State has named bioengineering expert Karen Burg the university’s new vice president for research. Burg, who has served as interim vice provost and Dean of the graduate school at Clemson University since 2011, will take the post Aug. 3. President Kirk Schulz called Burg “a transformative

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 11, 2014

    KSU student drops out of Kansas House race

    Kansas State University student Ben Wilson decided to withdraw his candidacy on Saturday for the Kansas House of Representatives primary race. Wilson, a music major at the university, filed to run on March 21 as a Republican. But he said as he saw the list of

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 11, 2014

    Computer science professor to serve as National Science Foundation director

    As part of an effort to develop a better understanding of the fundamental properties of computer and network systems, and to create better abstractions and tools for designing and analyzing future engineered systems, a Kansas State University professor will embark on a two-year endeavor this

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    Weis Real Estate hires new Realtor

    Becky Blake has joined the Realty Executives Weis Real Estate as a realtor. Becky is a true advocate for life in Manhattan and the Flint Hills region. As a fourth-generation resident, she offers clients an expert perspective of the region. Since attending Kansas State University,

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    Premier Chiropractic hires new assistant

    Jeannette Shaffer has been hired by Premier Chiropractic and Wellness. Jeannette is from the Manhattan area and has over 10 years experience in the medical field. Jeannette brings a wealth of knowledge about billing and insurance and is a certified chiropractic assistant. Jeannette strives to get

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    Miss Kansas to collect items for military families Wednesday

    Theresa Vail, in one of her final acts as Miss Kansas, will return Wednesday to Manhattan to continue her support of military families through the USO. Partnering with Kieu’s, a women’s fashion store located at 431 Poyntz., Miss Kansas will make an in-store appearance

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