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  • Local |Kansas State University | February 13, 2014

    K-Stater finalist in competition

    Sara Gasser, a senior majoring in interior design at Kansas State University, was one of five finalists in NEXT, a design competition for students throughout the United States and Canada. Gasser, Shawnee, presented her project to design professionals during an all-expense-paid trip to Grand Rapids,

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | February 13, 2014

    Bus aims to help network pick up younger viewers


    A bus promoting C-SPAN spent two hours Thursday at Kansas State University trying to reach an audience typically outside of its viewership. LaShawna Saint-Preux, C-SPAN marketing representative, said the stop was a part of a tour of Big 12 campuses, the first branded tour in the 21

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | February 13, 2014

    K-State receives $10M gift

    Frank and Elizabeth Burke, Doylestown, Pa., have made a $10 million gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. The 140,000-square-foot building will feature tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, computer labs, a financial research lab and

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 13, 2014

    County signs training agreement

    Riley County commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved an interlocal training agreement among Fort Riley and area governing bodies. The agreement will allow local entities — Riley County, Geary County, Junction City and Manhattan — to train with equipment from Fort Riley and from each other that is

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | February 13, 2014

    Temple Black showed political chops in 1979 Landon speech

    Shirley Temple Black, who died Monday at age 85, once visited Manhattan to show off her political side. The iconic former child star came on April 10, 1979, to Kansas State University to deliver the 46th Landon Lecture as a U.S. ambassador. Black didn’t pull any

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 13, 2014

    Body found in Geary County

    A body matching the description of a missing Junction City woman has been found, Junction City police said Thursday, and two people have been arrested in connection with the case. JCPD detectives, working with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, found the body of

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 12, 2014

    City waives fees for housing unit

    City commissioners on Tuesday waived fees for a planned affordable housing building. The measure passed with a 4-1 vote, with Mayor John Matta dissenting. The Manhattan Area Housing Partnership requested the commission waive building permit and utility connection fees totaling $24,726 to build an apartment complex

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 12, 2014

    Adapting leadership to modern problems


    The former president of Shell Oil said Tuesday that the nation hasn’t had a president up for the task of 21st century leadership. John Hofmeister said President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama lacked the capacity, capability, experience, knowledge and awareness needed to

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 12, 2014

    House bill would move municipal elections

    Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, a Kansas City Democrat, said the House Elections Committee is trying to solve a problem it hasn’t been asked to solve with HB 2227, a bill that would move municipal elections to the fall of odd-numbered years. House Elections Committee Chair

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 12, 2014

    Roses are red; K-Staters’ love is true blue (or purple)

    Roses are red and violets are blue, but purple may be the color if the love is true — at least according to some Kansas State University alumni married nearly 70 years or longer.   Perry and Virginia Peine, Denver, Colo., met in the fifth grade at

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