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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 17, 2013

    Hotel is struck by armed pair


    Two armed men made off with an undisclosed amount of cash in an armed robbery at the Hilton Garden Inn early Saturday. Authorities said the two men entered the hotel shortly before 5 a.m. armed with a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the clerk.

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 17, 2013

    Used wedding dresses get new life in hands of KSU design students


    There was a passion for fashion Friday evening at K-State’s own edition of Project Runway. The UPC sponsored event, modeled after the hit Lifetime Network show that is in its 11th season, featured original outfits created by K-State apparel and design students. But it

  • Local | February 17, 2013

    French: A name in service

    Sunday the frenches.phatch

    One family has been serving the community continuously since the early 1970s, an involvement that only figures to intensify with the impending promotion of one of its members to a key city position. That’s OK because Steve, Scott and Mark French have loved their

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 17, 2013

    Watershed districts, landowners not happy with recent changes in regulations

    99  4 highway.phatch

    Watershed districts across the state are struggling to comply with recent changes in regulations on how they obtain, build and maintain water-retention structures. The impact of that effort is particularly noticeable in the Mill Creek Watershed District — encompassing parts of Wabaunsee, Morris, Geary and Riley

  • Local |Education | February 17, 2013

    6 are finalists for MHS job

    Six educators have been named candidates for the position of principal at Manhattan High School. Names of the six were released Friday afternoon by USD 383 Supt. Bob Shannon, who laid out a schedule that would enable him to make a selection by mid-March. Terry McCarty,

  • Local | February 17, 2013

    House fire on Fancy Creek Road

    Riley County firefighters extinguished a house fire on Fancy Creek Road Friday evening. Authorities said the RCFD was called to 16250 Fancy Creek Road about 5:45 p.m. on Friday for a structure fire. No one was reported injured. Firefighters from Mayday fire station, who were the

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 15, 2013

    Governor leads those celebrating school

    150 ksu 1.phatch

    Turning 150 years old is a cause for celebration. What better place to have the party than at Ahearn Field House, the site of many joyous celebrations over the years? K-State kicked off its 150th anniversary celebration with a Thursday afternoon event at Ahearn with displays

  • Local |Education | February 15, 2013

    $270,000 gift to help aspiring teachers

    A $270,000 gift from the estate of two former Manhattan school teachers will be used to fund scholarships for students from Riley County who plan to study education at an in-state university. Plans for the gift, from the estate of Charles and Doris Setterquist, were announced

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 15, 2013

    BSU president gives back

    Many college students remember fondly occasions where an older student gave them assistance or advice when they were a struggling or confused freshman. That’s why Kansas State University senior Anita Easterwood decided to take an active role in passing along the help and advice

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 15, 2013

    Army experts talk tactics

    Two military experts will speak from experience when they discuss the importance of strategic communication in a presentation at Kansas State University. Steve Boylan, a retired U.S. Army colonel, and Traci Scott, regional liaison officer for the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, will

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