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  • Local |Kansas State University | February 08, 2013

    K-State professor honored for gerontology studies

    Gayle Doll, assistant professor of family studies and human services and director of the Center on Aging at Kansas State University, is a new fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. The honor recognizes outstanding leadership in gerontology and geriatric education. The criteria

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 08, 2013

    K-State students register for Next Big Thing

    With more than $20,000 in prizes, students in all majors and years have started registering for the Next Big Thing, Kansas Sate University’s business idea competition. A bicycle rental service, jewelry that gives back to the community, a catering company and food separators to effectively

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 08, 2013

    K-State draws 400 students for its Professional Development Day

    Fourteen companies and an expected 400 students will participate in Kansas State University’s second Professional Development Day, a College of Business Administration-sponsored event that gives students the opportunity to learn and perfect skills such as networking, corporate ethics and cross-generational communication. The college’s Professional

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 08, 2013

    5 high school seniors receive K-State scholarship

    Five high school seniors are receiving the Kassebaum Scholarship from Kansas State University. Named in honor of former Kansas Sen. Nancy Kassebaum-Baker, the $5,000 Kassebaum Scholarship recognizes students whose academic and extracurricular achievements reflect the potential for and desire to make a difference through energetic leadership

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 07, 2013

    Local man charged in theft of $500,000

    A Manhattan man has been charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from his employer over eight years. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the indictment in federal court of Larry D. Lord, an accountant who worked for Manhattan-based Cheney Construction Company. Grissom said Lord, 63, is accused

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 07, 2013

    K-State researcher dies of smoke inhalation; no others injured

    Scene 2.phatch

    A Kansas State University researcher died in a late-night apartment fire in Manhattan on Wednesday and investigators are still searching for a cause. Emergency responders were first called to 820 Sunset Ave. a little before midnight for reports of smoke. There, they found Vasanta Lakshmi Pallem, 34,

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 07, 2013

    Davis sees obstacles to Brownback agenda

    Pushing his campaign against Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax reform proposals, House Minority Leader Paul Davis predicted Wednesday that the Legislature may reject all three cornerstone aspects of the Brownback initiative. Davis, a Lawrence Democrat, speculated that opposition is mounting to the ideas of extending

  • Local |Education | February 07, 2013

    Lawrence-based firm hired for MHS East analysis

    Gould Evans, a Lawrence-based firm, will begin a Manhattan High East Campus facility analysis following approval by the USD 383 school board Wednesday. The analysis will be conducted because the board removed many potential elements of the MHS East renovation from the 2008 school bond issue in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 07, 2013

    Police searching for suspect in armed robbery at Dara’s


    Riley County police are on the lookout for a man believed to be involved in an armed robbery early Wednesday morning at a Dara’s Fast Lane location in Manhattan. Officers also arrested another man in relation to the crime. Officials identified the suspect as

  • Local | February 07, 2013

    Flint Hills group invites those under 40 to voice opinions

    A group that aims to explore the future of the Flint Hills is looking to give the region’s younger residents a voice. Flint Hills Frontiers is having a meeting for people in their 20s and 30s at 7 p.m. on Friday at St. John’

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