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  • Local | June 18, 2013

    Local swim lesson part of attempt at world’s largest

    About two dozen people gathered at the K-State’s Ahearn Natatorium on Tuesday as part of a world-wide effort to break the Guinness world record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson. UFM Community Learning Center began hosting the event last year as part of its

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 17, 2013

    Reduced sentence for drunk driver

    A district judge granted a reduced sentence Monday for a K-State student convicted of driving drunk and killing two people on K-18 in May 2012. Miles Theurer, 24, a veterinary student, will immediately serve 60 days in the Riley County Jail followed by a 36-month probationary period for

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 17, 2013

    Department’s new director begins work by listening to her staff

    The Riley County Commission welcomed Brenda Nickel as the county’s new Health Department director Monday. Nickel, named recently to succeed Susie Kufahl in the position, was publicly introduced by commission chairman Dave Lewis on her first day in those duties. She has been involved

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 17, 2013

    Carry law up for city review

    City commissioners plan Tuesday to notify the Kansas attorney general and the Riley County Police Department that the city wants a six-month extension on application of the new concealed carry law. The exemption would give the city time to devise a plan to secure some

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 17, 2013

    Fellowship helps researcher fight malaria, other diseases

    A Kansas State University research associate has received a prestigious fellowship to support his research on mosquitoes and ways to prevent the spread of malaria. Bart Bryant, research associate in biology, has received the National Institutes of Health’s National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 17, 2013

    Car pulled from Tuttle Creek

    A car was pulled from the Stockdale Park boat ramp at Tuttle Creek after it rolled into the lake Sunday evening. Officer Matthew Droge said the vehicle, which had been parked on the ramp, slipped into gear and rolled into the water at about 10 p.

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 16, 2013

    Board member-to-be gains notice as party voice

    Considering that he won’t even be seated on the USD Board of Education for two more weeks, Aaron Estabrook’s public visibility has ratcheted upward lately. On Tuesday, Estabrook called for the resignation of the president of the Kansas State Rifle Association over publication

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | June 16, 2013

    How tuition surpassed state money as a funding source for K-State

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    Kansas State University is experiencing a problem that many public universities are facing: relying more and more on students, rather than the state, to fund operations. For K-State’s current fiscal year, which ends this month, tuition provides $194.7 million and state appropriations provide $166.5 million. Tuition

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2013

    NetworksPlus hires two

    Brad Jepsen joined Networks Plus as a network technician.  He is a 2009 graduate from the Manhattan Area Technical College with an associate of applied science in information and network technology.  Then in 2012, he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in technology management from

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2013

    Manhattan fire driver to retire

    Terry Scott is retiring from Manhattan Fire Department after more than 25 years of service.  He started on the department as a firefighter in February of 1988.  He became a fire driver in February 1995.  He has served the citizens of Manhattan well and will

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