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  • Local |Education | July 14, 2013

    Two area students on Oregon St. honor roll

    Two area students made the honor roll at Oregon State University for the spring 2013 semester. Jacqueline Walters, senior in exercise and sports science, of Manhattan earned a 3.5 or better, and John Malone, post baccalaureate in computer science, of Paola earned a 3.5 or better. A total

  • Local |Education | July 14, 2013

    Local going to Brazil on Fulbright award

    Amber Schaffer, a Creighton University education major with a minor in Spanish and Hispanic Studies from Manhattan, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarship (ETA). Schaffer, who graduated in May, will spend nine months in Brazil beginning in March 2014. She will be placed

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 14, 2013

    KSU English Language Program re-accredited

    The KSU English Language program received a 10-year accreditation from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), a national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions. The program initially received accreditation in 2008. Ten years is the longest period of accreditation available. “The KSU

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 12, 2013

    An oops! slows county budget work

    County authorities reacted to discovery of a $165,000 omission in their proposed fiscal 2014 budget Thursday by authorizing additional spending reductions to avoid a larger-than-envisioned increase in the levy. The omission, which was discovered Monday, involved funds intended to underwrite employee cost of living increases. When those

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 12, 2013

    Aviation brigade ready for Afghan mission

    Casing.phatch

    FORT RILEY — The 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division held a casing ceremony Friday morning at Cavalry Parade Field here in preparation for the unit’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The brigade, which includes roughly 2,200 soldiers, will be

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 12, 2013

    Wind power does not strongly affect greater prairie chickens

    Wind power development does not ruffle the feathers of greater prairie chicken populations, according to the results of a seven-year study from a Kansas State University ecologist and his team. The researchers – led by Brett Sandercock, professor of biology – discovered that wind turbines have little

  • Local | July 12, 2013

    Red Cross gets $20,000 from Caroline Peine Foundation

    The American Red Cross, Kansas Capital Area Chapter, received a grant of $20,000 from the Manhattan Fund - Caroline Peine Charitable Foundation that will help fund disaster service and response in Manhattan. “This grant will be used to provide disaster relief for victims of local disasters,”

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 12, 2013

    Arguments about money top predicator of divorce

    Even the healthiest relationships include arguments, but the topic of the argument could predict risk of divorce, according to a Kansas State University researcher. “Arguments about money is by far the top predictor of divorce,” said Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 11, 2013

    Clerical error leads to big cuts from Riley County departments

    At Thursday’s county budget work session, commissioners proposed a mill levy increase of 1.9 mills. Commissioners had originally envisioned that level of increase. But then they discovered that due to a clerical error a cost of living allowance they had intended to authorize had been

  • Local |Traffic | July 11, 2013

    K-18 facing shutdowns next week

    Officials have announced a plan to close the eastbound and westbound lanes of K-18 during night hours next week. The plan is to close the highway from east of Scenic Drive to west of K-113 (Seth Child Road) from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. next

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