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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 28, 2013

    K-State alum gets LGBT scholarship

    Samuel Brinton, an alumnus of Kansas State University, received a Out to Innovate scholarship from the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. The scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | September 27, 2013

    Enrollment up at K-State despite statewide decline

    Kansas State University and Manhattan Area Technical College both bucked a trend with increased enrollment, according to data released Friday by the Kansas Board of Regents. The jumps occurred despite the state’s overall higher education enrollment being down this fall. Kansas State has 24,581 students

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 27, 2013

    RCPD reaching out to Manhattan’s Hispanic residents

    Police are reaching out to the local Hispanic community. With a relationship compromised by cultural differences, language barriers, racial and immigration issues, the Riley County Police Department is working to build stronger and more positive relationships with the 3,000-plus Hispanic residents in the area. 

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 27, 2013

    Professor’s book promotes freehand sketching

    When it comes to writing, Kansas State University’s Peter Magyar knows how to “draw” on success. The College of Architecture, Planning & Design professor has just released his eighth book — and his third this year — that, like most of his other books, focuses on

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 26, 2013

    Dozens turn out to learn how flood map will affect them

    Flood maps.phatch

    The changing floodplain has the public’s attention. A few dozen residents turned up at City Hall Wednesday to discuss the new proposed FEMA floodplain maps with city and county officials. More than 400 properties around Wildcat Creek were added into the high-risk area of the

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2013

    Local HR officials say Obamacare won’t make big difference

    Perhaps Obamacare won’t cause much of a fuss, after all. At least not locally. Some local HR directors say they aren’t expecting many changes as elements of the Affordable Care Act come to fruition. The Health Insurance Marketplace, an agency created by the

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 26, 2013

    Commission reconsiders PBC decision

    The Riley County Commission agreed Thursday to reconsider its earlier decision to eliminate a citizens advisory panel from the structure of the proposed Public Building Commission. But that decision does not necessarily mean that the citizens panel eventually will be part of the language. Commissioners

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2013

    Woman says Carmike fired her for anti-military comments

    It might all be a misunderstanding. Manhattan resident Megan May said Thursday she posted a Facebook rant earlier in the week out of anger — as a way to vent about life’s frustrating events. She was seeking consolation in the arms of virtual friends. Instead

  • Local | September 26, 2013

    How Pumpkin Patch craft show has grown over the last 40 years

    Four decades of fun and fund-raising have created plenty of memories. More are coming as Manhattan’s Pumpkin Patch craft show, which opens Friday, will feature around 150 vendors in three buildings — including Pottorf Hall at CiCo —but the event had far more humble beginnings. Kay

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 26, 2013

    KSU foundation elects officers

    Officers and members were elected at the Kansas State University Foundation board of trustees annual meeting in Manhattan on September 13. Twenty-one people were elected to serve four-year terms as trustees of the foundation. This election brings the total number of foundation trustees to 337. New officers

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