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  • 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,

  • Local |Business | March 04, 2014

    Existing home values on rise in county

    Right on pace with the values of residential property in Riley County, which were announced last week, the average value of existing homes in the county is also on the rise. Greg McHenry, Riley County appraiser, said there has also been a jump in new

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 04, 2014

    Body identified as Peterson’s

    A body discovered at Tuttle Creek Lake on Friday has been identified as a St. George woman who disappeared in January. The body of Jane Peterson, 56, was located in the water near the shore in the Tuttle Cove area of the lake around 3:13 p.m.

  • Local |Education | March 04, 2014

    Online program to be put to vote

    The USD 383 school board will vote on whether or not to start its own online education program during Wednesday’s meeting – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The proposed Manhattan Virtual Program (MVP) would replace iQ Academy Kansas, which ends when

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

    Commission supports sending recyclable material to Howie’s

    WESTMORELAND —Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday endorsed a proposal to begin taking recycled materials to Howie’s Recycling in Manhattan. Tim Eisenbarth, who oversees the county’s recycling program, said the move would simplify the program and save a considerable amount of money — primarily in transportation

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 04, 2014

    Status hearing postponed in vehicular homicide case

    Judge Meryl Wilson rescheduled Daniel Nitchman’s status hearing Tuesday. Nitchman is charged with vehicular homicide in the September accident that caused the death of Samantha Coleman, 31, of Abilene. Coleman was struck on Interstate 70 by Nitchman’s 2012 Ford pickup after he reportedly fell asleep at

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 04, 2014

    APDesign student wins scholarship

    A recently established scholarship by Momenta, an Overland Park architecture, planning and design firm, will provide financial assistance to a fourth-year student in the department of architecture at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign. The recipient of the new

  • I Wonder |Local |Education | March 03, 2014

    How do schools decide if it’s too chilly to open?


    Q:  Why did they have school today? I thought they had rules about calling off school when it’s below zero, since kids have to stand outside while waiting for the bus.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 03, 2014

    ESPN boss to talk at KSU

    Kansas State University’s first Landon Lecture of 2014 will feature John Skipper, president of ESPN Inc. and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, as well as prominent figures in collegiate athletics.    The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 2 in McCain Auditorium. The event will

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