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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 16, 2013

    K-State grad receives internship

    Kansas State University student Paige Druffel has joined Monsanto for a summer internship this year. “I am looking forward to this hands-on opportunity to grow as an agriculturist and develop the skills needed for a future career in the industry,” Druffel said. “My passion for

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2013

    Local organization receives national award

    The National Society for Human Resource Management has awarded Manhattan Human Resource Network Organization with the EXCEL Silver Award for 2012. The EXCEL Awards are a tiered recognition and awards system. This award represents achievements in chapter operations and a commitment to providing meaningful programs and

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2013

    Local author publishes first novel

    G. Jean Smith of Junction City has released her first novel, “Never Ending Dance.” The self-published title is currently available online at Amazon in paperback and Kindle format, Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million. Smith arrived in Kansas in 1999 and lived on Fort Riley until 2003 before

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 16, 2013

    The sounds of the prairie


    FORT RILEY — More than 5,000 people converged on the parade grounds here to hear the Symphony in the Flint Hills Saturday. The summer performance was the eighth annually by the Kansas City Symphony, which chooses a different Flint Hills locale each year. Fort Riley, with its

  • Local | June 16, 2013

    Downpour dampens fire for Juneteenth city hoops tourney


    Rain Saturday afternoon put a serious crimp in efforts by the Juneteenth organizing committee to stage a three-on-three basketball tournament at City Park. The tournament, one of the central events of the planned Friday-Saturday festival, was expected to feature eight teams, according to Jonathan Anderson,

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 16, 2013

    KSU microbiology workshop focuses on new technologies

    A new workshop at Kansas State University Olathe, Emerging and Rapid Methods in Microbiology, will introduce participants to the application of new technologies and rapid methods in microbiology and the benefits they provide in the real world. The workshop will be Aug. 19-23 on the

  • Local | June 14, 2013

    Discovery Center’s new director looks to keep improving

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    Fred Goss has been working as the new director of the Flint Hills Discovery Center since the beginning of May, but he hasn’t been resting on his laurels. In the last month and a half, he’s been taking feedback on the center and

  • Local | June 14, 2013

    Attendance expected to meet estimates in center’s second year

    As the Flint Hills Discovery Center transitions to new leadership, officials say attendance is on track with projections and on par with that of last year. “We are heading into our busy season,” said Pamela Kulokas, outreach coordinator for the center. “I’m real optimistic.”

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | June 14, 2013

    USD 378 looks ahead following defeat of $12.3 M bond vote

    Though the Riley schools’ $12.3 million bond proposal for was defeated by a vote of 764 to 358 on Tuesday, Supt. Brad Starnes said he is confident the district will start to see some necessary changes to its facilities within the next year. “We will prioritize plans and

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 14, 2013

    K-State team wins for tiny tractors

    A K-State delegation had the top tractors in a recent international competition. Kansas State University’s quarter-scale tractor design teams won the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ 16th annual International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, earlier this month in Peoria, Ill. The teams

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