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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 24, 2014

    Chair created for director of Leadership Studies

    Mary Lynn and Warren Staley, Avon, Colo., have made a gift of more than $2.5 million to establish an endowed chair for the director of the School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University. Warren Staley earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 24, 2014

    Service animals can get eye exams

    The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University will participate in the American College of Veterinary Opthalmologists/StokesRx National Service Dog Eye Exam Event to screen service animals that dedicate their lives to serving the public. To qualify, animals must be currently working and certified

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 23, 2014

    Mother of shooting victim speaks about gun laws


    Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, was welcomed to the K-State Student Union ballroom by a standing-room audience of nearly a thousand people Tuesday night. In her first visit to Kansas, Fulton talked again about her slain son’s story – an event that has

  • Local | April 23, 2014

    ‘Empty Bowls’ filled

    The purchase of an empty bowl helped fill the bowls for a family in need. That was the goal of the Manhattan Empty Bowls Project, which was held Tuesday at Hibachi Hut. For $10 a bowl, attendees were able to get soup in ceramic bowls, which

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | April 23, 2014

    Job fair addresses needs of wounded and outgoing soldiers


    FORT RILEY — Crowds of wounded and outgoing soldiers filled Riley’s Conference Center Wednesday morning for the Hiring Heroes Career Fair. The event, now in its eighth year at the post, is put on by the Department of Defense’s solider outreach program. The plan

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 23, 2014

    Counties to conduct needs survey

    Residents of Riley and Pottawatomie counties will have a chance to provide input regarding the quality of life in their communities – and to identify what they perceive as possible improvements. The Riley County Seniors’ Services Center is coordinating a comprehensive needs assessment, courtesy of a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 23, 2014

    Soldier faces fines for false statement to Social Security

    KANSAS CITY — A Fort Riley soldier pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to making a false material statement to the Social Security Administration. A press release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office stated that James Scott Nickerson, 37, admitted the Social Security Administration (SSA)

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 23, 2014

    Student entrepreneurs earn prize money

    A Kansas State University competition has rewarded 38 students and creators of 16 business ideas with more than $20,000 in prize money. The K-State Launch competition gives students experience in the process of making a business proposal. In total, 365 students registered for the competition this year, making it

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 23, 2014

    Legal training classes meet needs in multiple industries

    Through a partnership with the Center for Legal Studies, Kansas State University is making it easy and affordable for students and professionals who are seeking classes in legal training to receive their education online. Classes begin May 5, and in as little as seven weeks a

  • Local | April 23, 2014

    People who ‘made a difference’ honored

    The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation honored several people who “made a difference” during the Community Foundation Awards on April 13. The awards went to people who gave their personal time, professional talent or financial resources for the betterment of the community. The following awards were given

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