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  • Local | June 11, 2013

    Miss Kansas a former MHS student

    Theresa Vail, a senior at K-State, is Miss Kansas 2013. She won the pageant Saturday, earning the right to compete in Pratt at the Miss America Pageant in September. Vail represented Leavenworth County in the pageant, but she listed her hometown as Manhattan. She attended Manhattan

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 11, 2013

    Jury selection set for murder case

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  • Local |Government, Politics | June 11, 2013

    Pottawatomie County Commission approves bridge repair contract

    Pottawatomie County commissioners agreed Monday to contract with a California firm to determine the load capacity of a new county bridge damaged by fire late last year. And the high-tech testing will cost only $5,000––a fraction of the original estimate of $25,000 to $30,000––since the company

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 11, 2013

    2013-14 Coffman chair known for classroom simulations

    Transferring information to students in the traditional classroom setting isn’t enough for Kansas State University’s newest Coffman chair for distinguished teaching scholars. John Fliter, 2013-2014 Coffman chair and associate professor of political science, strives to make sure students understand and are able to

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 11, 2013

    Pottawatomie County fire districts consolidated


    Seven of the 12 fire districts under Pottawatomie County jurisdiction were consolidated into a single district Monday, following a public hearing before the county commission. Commissioners adopted a resolution establishing Consolidated Fire District No. 1, which brings seven districts comprising 47 percent of the county’s land mass

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | June 10, 2013

    Advance turnout at 180 in USD 378 vote

    About 180 persons had voted in advance as of Monday morning in the USD 378 bond election. County clerk Rich Vargo reported the turnout Monday, noting as well that polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in four locations Tuesday: Keats, Riley Centre, Leonardville

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 10, 2013

    Stem cell advances may help injured horses recover faster, live longer

    Now, there is potential for a revitalized life of once elite performance horse stricken by injury and other disabling conditions. Adult stem cells, which have the ability to differentiate into almost any type of cell, have offered development of medical treatments for a wide range

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 10, 2013

    City to tackle pool rules

    City commissioners will dive into the thorniest question of summer — which (if any) adults can walk into the pool area without paying — at their work session Tuesday evening. The question landed on commissioners desks after members of the public raised heck about policy changes put

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    15 restaurants serve up flavors of Aggieville during annual event


    Local foods were on display during the second annual Taste of the ’Ville Saturday as part of a fundraiser for an organization that promotes educational opportunities for women.  Hundreds gathered for the event, sampling foods from more than a dozen restaurants in Aggieville, including

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 09, 2013

    Even legislators aren’t entirely sure what went into the state budget

    The 2013 Kansas Legislative session ended a week ago. If you’re still trying to figure out precisely what it was that lawmakers did — well, you’re in good company. Even some lawmakers have spent the past few days filling in the blanks. “We were given

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