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  • Local |Education | March 06, 2014

    Schools warn parents of stranger in vehicle

    Three Manhattan elementary schools sent precautionary letters to parents Tuesday after a student reported being approached by a person in a car late Friday night. Lee and Northview elementary schools and Eisenhower Middle School sent notes to parents about the incident — although there appeared to

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 06, 2014

    Student selected for DC program

    A Kansas State University senior is among a group of eight collegiate journalists selected to participate in the 2014 class of the National Newspaper Association Foundation News Fellows program in Washington, D.C. Jena Sauber, senior in journalism and mass communications with a print focus, Salina,

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 05, 2014

    Church brings Ash Wednesday rite to campus


    Ash Wednesday was even more accessible for busy students Wednesday morning at K-State’s Bosco Plaza. Rev. Patrick Funston, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, along with campus ministry intern Taylor Mather, was on campus providing ashes for anyone who wanted them as a

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 05, 2014

    NBAF start waiting on Congress

    Once the good vibes of President Barack Obama’s proposed final $300 million for construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) have come and gone, there’s still the matter of getting the funding through Congress. That’s a critical matter in terms of

  • Local |Traffic |Government & Politics | March 05, 2014

    City tackles K-18/113 interchange

    City commissioners appear ready to move forward with K-18/K-113 interchange improvements after discussions Tuesday. The commission didn’t take any action, but expressed support for turning the K-18 and K-113 intersection into a diverging diamond, which is designed to handle large volumes of left-turning

  • Local |Business | March 05, 2014

    Stormont-Vail suing county for man’s medical bill

    Stormont-Vail HealthCare Inc. in Topeka is suing Riley County for an unpaid medical bill for a person who was arrested two years ago. According to police records, the medical bill concerns care for Jason Fisher of Marysville, who was injured on Feb. 19, 2011 after he fled

  • Local |Business | March 05, 2014

    Ray’s Apple Market east to close

    The Ray’s Apple Market grocery store at 222 N. Sixth St. is closing, the owners announced Wednesday. A liquidation of inventory will begin March 12, and once the inventory is depleted, the store will close, owners Mike and Nelda Floersch said. The Sixth Street location, which

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 05, 2014

    K-State vet students learn about legislative process

    Two days in the nation’s capital will have a lasting impact on two students from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. On a break from learning how to treat animals, first-year student Kelsey Sparrow, Overland Park, and second-year student Penelope Burchfiel,

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 04, 2014

    Obama’s budget allots $300M for NBAF

    The last funding piece to the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) puzzle is included in President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. The budget proposal released Tuesday includes $300 million to initiate construction in FY 15 on the NBAF main laboratory, which will be the

  • Local |Agriculture | March 04, 2014

    Farm mom of the year has plenty to say on agriculture

    Debbie lyons-blythe.phatch

    PAXICO — It’s entirely fair to call her one of the nation’s best-known agriculture spokespeople. Not to mention the busiest. The farm wife does everything: pull calves, bale hay, shop for groceries, keep watch over five kids (often supporting them in person), cook breakfast,

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