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  • Local |Kansas State University | March 19, 2013

    Neurologist to speak at Parkinson’s event

    A neurologist who specializes in movement disorders and two Kansas State University College of Human Ecology faculty members will be among the speakers at the 2013 Parkinson’s Education Conference at the university on Saturday, April 13. The free annual event, to be from 9 a.m. to 3

  • Local | March 18, 2013

    Alma teen-ager sets his sights on the professional rodeo cowboy circuit

    “I rope every day. Sometimes I’ll rope and tie 100 calves a day.” That sounds like lots of practice and hard work, but it has paid off for rodeo champion Cooper Martin of Alma. He can rope and tie a calf with the best. “My

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 18, 2013

    Man held in child’s death

    An Ogden man is in police custody on a charge of first degree murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby. Michael Dechant, 19, was arrested Monday morning on charges of first degree murder and child abuse after police were called to

  • Local | March 18, 2013

    Wolf House to be closed for repairs

    The historic Wolf House Museum at Fremont and Juliette will be closed until autumn for renovations to the east bedroom. Linda Glasgow, of the Riley County Historical Society, told county commissioners Monday that the renovations were made possible because of a $6,000 grant from the Manhattan

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 18, 2013

    Burglaries reported at Lee Crest Apartments

    Tenants of Manhattan’s Lee Crest Apartments, the site of a February arson, have reported several burglaries that occurred during the time they were displaced from their apartments. Four cases were reported Friday, Sgt. Brad Ingalls said, while two other cases were reported previously. Tenants,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 18, 2013

    Battery against officer arrest

    Riley County officers arrested a 28-year-old woman Saturday evening for battery against a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Kandy Schertz, 7023 Deer Run Drive, was arrested after officers were called to Rusty’s Last Chance, 1213 Moro St., at about 9 p.m. Saturday. Sgt.

  • Local |Education | March 17, 2013

    MHS students in state press competition

    A record 17 entries from Manhattan High qualified for the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state contest, which will take place May 4 at the University of Kansas. Liz Logback, third place in academic photography Sarah Shi, honorable mention in academic photography Jordan Morris, honorable mention in cutline

  • Local |Education | March 17, 2013

    Manhattan High forensics team results

    The Manhattan High School forensics team took first place in one tournament and second place in two others in competition so far this semester. The team, which competes in various public speaking and performance events, took first place at in Junction City Feb. 8-9, and

  • Local |Education | March 17, 2013

    Wabaunsee High students to compete in state competition

    Nineteen entries from Wabaunsee High School qualified for the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state contest May 4 at the University of Kansas. Aaron Mayer, honorable mention, cutline writing.  Ian Carroll, honorable mention, cutline writing. Shelby Savage, second place, editing. Emily Anderson, honorable mention, editing. Adrian

  • Local |Education | March 17, 2013

    Local mentoring programs get funds

    Kansas Mentors has given more than $45,000 in funding to 11 mentoring programs to help offset the costs of background checks conducted through the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. HandsOn Kansas State, which does academic mentoring among other volunteer activities, received $960 and North Central-Flint Hills AAA- Foster Grandparents

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