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  • Local |Education | July 07, 2013

    Local woman gets $5,000 scholarship

    Robin Edmunds of Manhattan has been awarded a $5,000 New Horizons scholarship by Royal Neighbors of America. This is a one-time payment. Edmunds is taking classes from Pittsburg State University for a Master of Science Degree in Educational Technology with emphasis in Library Media. She has

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 07, 2013

    Local woman receives $1,000 scholarship

    Kelsy Schoen of Manhattan won a $1,000 scholarship from the Kansas Sheriffs Association. Kelsy is a senior attending Kansas State University, majoring in kinesiology with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy. Her application was sponsored by her father, RCPD Director Brad Schoen.

  • Local |Education | July 07, 2013

    Five on Southwestern College honor roll

    Five area students were among the top scholars at Southwestern College in Winfield and at Southwestern College Professional Studies for the spring 2013 semester. The following area students were included on the Dean’s Honor Roll: Amy Campbell of Fort Riley, and Bridgett Kostelecky, Laura Lascaris,

  • Local |Education | July 07, 2013

    Wamego High begins learning lab this fall

    USD 320 and the Wamego Technology Center are proud to announce the establishment of a new Online Learning Lab for the area to be housed at Wamego High School beginning August. This lab will be available for anyone wishing to complete his/her high school degree

  • Local | July 05, 2013

    Under new management, show goes off without a hitch before a large audience

    CiCo Park was packed with people for Thunder Over Manhattan Thursday night. “It was awesome,” said Scott Wempe, who ran the show. “I was actually shocked by the number of people there.” Wempe estimated about 3,000 people were at the park to watch the display. There

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 05, 2013

    Fireworks damage minimal this year

    Fireworks-related incidents were minor this year and, based on preliminary reports, did not cause any monetary damage, officials said Friday. Fire Marshal Rick Stillwagon said eight fireworks-related incidents were reported, including one roof that caught on fire from firework debris. But he said the fire

  • Local |Obituaries | July 05, 2013

    Reed, K-Stater who revolutionized zoos, dies

    When Theodore H. Reed took his degree in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 1945, zoos were primarily animal warehouses. The public visited a succession of houses where they could view creatures maintained in caged settings. Sanitation was often poor and education was rarely a

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 05, 2013

    KSU beef conference to focus on drought

    Kansas State University’s 2013 Beef Conference — Strategic Cow Herd Management: Surviving and Rebuilding after Persistent Drought, will be held Aug. 6 starting at 8:30 a.m. in Frick Auditorium of K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. For those who are unable to travel to Manhattan in person,

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 05, 2013

    Study makes breakthrough in antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    A Kansas State University-led study has discovered the role of a protein in bacteria that cause a wide variety of diseases, including typhoid fever, plague, meningitis and dysentery. The results may lead to new and improved antibiotics for humans and animals. Phillip E. Klebba, professor

  • Local |Traffic | July 05, 2013

    Injury accident on Highway 24

    Two people were hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident on Highway 24, about 3 miles west of Manhattan, on Wednesday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log, the accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. after one of the vehicles failed to see the other and turned in

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