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  • Local |Kansas State University | February 07, 2014

    Students awarded scholarships

    Kansas State University has awarded Kassebaum Scholarships to five Kansas high school seniors. The scholarship competition was Jan. 27. The university received 189 applications, and a selection committee chose 12 student finalists to interview for the scholarship. Of those interviewed, five students were chosen to receive a $5,000 scholarship.

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 07, 2014

    ‘Taste of Costa Rica’ at K-State

    Allan Ortiz, a Costa Rican chef and culinary educator, will demonstrate how to prepare Hearts of Palm Ceviche Accompanied with Avocado and Pineapple, Coconut Rice and Beans with Curry Fish and other specialties from the Central American country at Kansas State University’s 10th annual

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 07, 2014

    KSU professor part of ice age study

    A recent study in the journal Nature finds that nearly 50,000 years ago during the ice age, the landscape was not as drab as once thought — it was filled with colorful wildflowers. These wildflowers helped sustain woolly mammoths and other giant grazing animals. The study, “Fifty

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 07, 2014

    Battery reported on campus

    A woman reportedly was sexually battered on the Kansas State University campus Thursday night. A man reportedly entered K-State’s Ahearn Natatorium, 902 Denison Ave., around 8:30 p.m. and sexually battered a woman. Police are looking for a white man in his 20s, around 6 feet tall.

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 06, 2014

    Mandela inspires woman after her daughter’s death


    Love can go a long way. Linda Biehl spoke Wednesday about how lessons from her daughter and from Nelson Mandela helped her forgive her daughter’s killers. Her daughter, Amy Biehl, was killed by a mob in an act of political violence in South Africa

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 06, 2014

    City looks at stage project

    Comfort, ease of use and cost topped the discussion Wednesday night about stage renovations at City Hall’s Peace Memorial Auditorium. Architect Bruce McMillan brought in a theater expert to assess the theater systems, lighting, stage rigging, drapery and audio-visual systems per a request by

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 06, 2014

    County considers daycare fee increase

    Local daycare providers might be paying more to operate legally after a discussion at Thursday’s Riley County commission meeting. Breva Spencer, Riley County Child Care licensing surveyor, said Riley County’s licensing fees are much lower than those in the surrounding areas, including Pottawatomie

  • Local |Business | February 06, 2014

    Sales tax receipts up in November

    Sales were up in November for Manhattan. The city received $900,991 in January from sales taxes collected at the end of the year, according to a report. That amount is up from $887,865 in sales tax receipts for the same month a year ago, an increase of $13,126

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 06, 2014

    Witnesses testify in armed robbery trial after 2 days of weather delays

    The jury trial for a Manhattan man accused of aggravated robbery resumed today after two days of weather-related delay. Levertis L. Horne, 22, is on trial in Riley County court for a second time after his initial trial resulted in a hung jury. He faces two

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 06, 2014

    Graduate students to present research

    Fifteen Kansas State University graduate students will present their Kansas-related research at two research forums next week: Master’s Research Day on Wednesday and the Capitol Graduate Research Summit on Thursday. Both events are on the second floor rotunda of the State Capitol Building in

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