Kansas farmers will have their eyes on Washington as they gather in Manhattan. The Kansas Farm Bureau is holding its annual meeting Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. An opening-day summit took place Monday. The issue on the minds of many farmers is
Jackie McClaskey of Manhattan will be the next Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday. She succeeds Dale Rodman, who will step down Dec. 10. McClaskey has worked in the Department of Agriculture since 2011. She served as assistant secretary before being named
Updates from Monday’s Riley County commission meeting: • Capt. Kurt Moldrup of the Riley County Police Department said year-to-date crime in the county is continuing to trend downward. Overall crime has dropped for the department despite two recent armed robberies, one at a Dara’s
Manhattan’s union-member firefighters will have another chance to bargain for an annual pay adjustment at the city commission meeting Tuesday evening. Few would begrudge firefighters a raise, but commissioners must deal simultaneously with the rest of the city’s 335 employees – and that might mean
When it comes to Christmas gifts for young children, Anna Nippert, instructor of early childhood education at Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology, recommends parents be more focused on fostering imagination in their children than simply buying what is on their list. “Preschoolers
One of the most important articles of clothing in women’s wardrobes and its contents are receiving a Kansas State University researcher’s undivided attention. Minyoung Suh, assistant professor of apparel, textiles and interior design, is researching the movement of breast tissue to develop a
The Little Apple resembled the original Manhattan Friday night in the way it marked its first Festival of Lights. It celebrated big. Everything about the festival was big: the crowd of hundreds of people and the 50-foot Christmas tree that was the focus of the
Dodger waits patiently under the table at Early Edition restaurant. He lies there obediently as fragrant plates of sausage and bacon come out of the restaurant’s kitchen. When a bite of pancake falls on the floor, he licks his lips but holds his position.
Shonica Cindy Murray, of Manhattan, is a candidate to receive a bachelor of science in nursing degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in Lee Arena at Petro Allied Health Center in Topeka. They will also be honored during a recognition and
Three new teachers have been hired at Flint Hills Christian School – Mr. Zeboriah Carter, Mrs. Nikki Renberg and Miss Jessica Williams. As the new music teacher, Zeboriah Carter teaches music for all grades from K4 through 12th. His responsibilities include not only vocal music but
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