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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 07, 2013

    Holden honored for 35 years as poet, professor at K-State

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    In verse and in their own words, former students and colleagues on Saturday honored Jonathan Holden — K-State distinguished professor, poet-in-residence and the inaugural Kansas poet laureate — during a celebration marking his retirement this spring. Among the attendees were another former Kansas poet laureate, Denise Low,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 06, 2013

    RCPD releases more info on Twitter contest

    The Riley County Police Department released more information Friday on the department’s current Twitter contest to win a ride-along with a police officer and tweet updates for the department’s scheduled April “tweet-along.” The “tweet-along” will take place on Friday, April 26, with Public Information

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 05, 2013

    Percentage of advance voters increasing steadily

    Voters in Tuesday’s municipal and school board election continued a decade-long trend toward casting ballots prior to election day. Of the 6,930 ballots cast in Riley County, 1,615 — 24.7 percent — were cast in advance of the opening of polls, the highest percentage ever for a municipal election

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 05, 2013

    Lawyer appointed for man involved in fatal I-70 crash

    Court officials appointed a public defender to the driver who allegedly caused a deadly crash on Interstate 70 on Wednesday during the man’s first appearance in Geary County Court Friday morning. Gary Nelson, 22, a Fort Riley soldier from Junction City, was arrested late Wednesday night

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 05, 2013

    Officials praise decision to move agriculture dept.

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s decision to move most of its offices to Manhattan received support from state legislators, K-State officials and from places as distant as New Mexico Thursday. Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman told the Joint Committee on State Building Construction that

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 05, 2013

    Local resident organizes MIT conference

    Science and Engineering and Technology Policy graduate student, Samuel Brinton is the co-chair of the American Nuclear Society 2013 Student Conference being held April 4-6 in Cambridge, Mass. “Our conference theme is the Public Image of the Nuclear Engineer,” Brinton said, a graduate student at MIT,

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 05, 2013

    Grad student receives research award

    Kansas State University doctoral student Clint Frye is receiving national recognition for his success as a student and his research developing new semiconductors. Frye, doctoral student in chemical engineering, Haddam, has been named a Lawrence scholar by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif. He

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 05, 2013

    KSU students receive awards for presentations

    Thirty-three undergraduate and graduate students have earned honors for their research posters and presentations at the 18th annual K-State Research Forum. The forum took place on March 27, and included oral presentations and poster presentations from more than 89 graduate students and 18 undergraduate students from across disciplines.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 05, 2013

    Man arrested for aggravated robbery

    Riley County officers arrested a Manhattan man for aggravated robbery early Friday morning in the 1000 block of Moro Street, after another man reported that his credit card had been stolen. Officer Matthew Droge said that Clinton Schriner, 22, 807 Pottawatomie Ave., was arrested at about 2:15 a.m.

  • Local | April 04, 2013

    Officials use controlled burns to keep artillery fields clear

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    A group of Fort Riley firefighters and biologists stand in an artillery field. The field is barren except for gold grasses towering over shorter green blades just budding out of the earth. One of the biologists walks walks along the edge of the field with

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