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  • Local |Business | June 01, 2014

    Taco John’s to open

    A new Mexican fast-food restaurant will make its debut next week. Taco John’s, 214 Leavenworth St., opens at 10 a.m. Monday. Kimberly Jager, the restaurant’s owner, said in a press release customers should arrive early. The first 100 customers who visit Taco John’s will

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 01, 2014

    Interim assistant dean for diversity selected

    Kimathi I.A. Choma will serve as the interim assistant dean for diversity, recruitment and retention for the College of Arts & Sciences at Kansas State University. “We are very excited to have someone like Kimathi joining our team in the college,” said Peter Dorhout,

  • Local |Business | May 30, 2014

    Overland Park development has ties to KSU, Manhattan

    Modern, upscale and a little bit whimsical, a natural history museum in the new Prairiefire Overland Park development opened this month, and the whole thing has plenty of ties to Manhattan and Kansas State University. The south Overland Park mixed-use Prairiefire project was developed by

  • Local | May 30, 2014

    Survivor’s story makes national news


    A local inspirational tale is becoming national and international news. Aricca Wallace’s story about her cervical cancer treatment will be featured at 5:30 p.m. Monday during broadcasts on both NBC Nightly News and CBS Evening News. Dr. Christian Hinrichs will discuss his experimental treatment

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 30, 2014

    KSU student joins county race

    Ben Wilson, a music major at Kansas State, officially filed on Thursday to run for District 1 seat on the Riley County Commission. Wilson, a Republican, previously sought candidacy for the Kansas House of Representatives primary race, but withdrew May 10. He had his sights set on

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 30, 2014

    $150,000 in equipment stolen in Wabaunsee

    About $150,000 in construction equipment and materials have been stolen from a storage building in the eastern part of Wabaunsee County in two burglaries within the past month. An unknown person or persons broke into the building on April 24 and again on May 27, according to a

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 30, 2014

    Four faculty members receive teaching awards

    Four Kansas State University faculty members are being recognized with the Commerce Bank Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for making a difference in the classroom. The 2014 award recipients are Todd Easton, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; Dann Fisher, professor of accounting; David Richter-O’

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 30, 2014

    Researchers develop composting program with used coffee grounds

    An interdisciplinary Kansas State University research group is turning garbage into gourmet food. The researchers are taking used coffee grounds from a campus coffee shop and using them as compost to cultivate gourmet mushrooms at the K-State Student Farm. By composting alone, 50 pounds a week —

  • Local |Education | May 29, 2014

    Wamego hails vets as they return from capital trip


    WAMEGO — Veterans and Wamego High School students stepped off the charter bus to much fanfare Wednesday night. Family, friends, and community members packed the high school’s main entrance and welcomed them back after a 43-hour Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., during which 25

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 29, 2014

    County pursuing prenatal care grant

    The Riley County Commission approved of the Riley County Health Department’s efforts in obtaining a grant from the March of Dimes “Becoming a Mom” program. The grant would give the department roughly $20,000 to help educate expectant mothers in the area about prenatal care. The

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