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  • Local |Government, Politics | November 13, 2012

    Geary County candidate may ask for recount

    A former Riley County Police Department chief was expected to decide later Tuesday whether to ask for a recount in a Geary County race he appeared to have narrowly lost Monday. Larry Hicks, the Democratic incumbent second district commissioner, was declared the winner by 16 votes

  • Local |Education | November 13, 2012

    KSU QB Collin Klein stops by Bergman School to tout exercise program and get a surprise honor

    Klein.phatch

    K-State quarterback Collin Klein survived the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday. But could he make it past the Bergman Elementary Dolphins? Klein, accompanied by offensive linemen BJ Finney and Drew Liddle, made a surprise visit to the school Tuesday morning. Like so many teams have

  • Local |Education | November 13, 2012

    Meeting ends in teacher’s departure

    A teacher at Riley County High School has agreed to leave the classroom after a special meeting of the USD 378 school board Monday night. The reasons behind the decision were not immediately clear. The meeting addressed what the board would only call a “personnel issue”

  • Local |Education | November 13, 2012

    Threat closes school

    School officials evacuated Anthony Middle School today after receiving a bomb threat. Someone found a note containing the threat in one of the school bathrooms, said Michele Jones, communications coordinator for USD 383. The students were evacuated to St. Thomas More Catholic Church while officers from

  • Local | November 12, 2012

    WWII veteran recalls D-Day

    Brooks.phatch

    Veterans Day is a chance for the nation to give thanks for the people who have served in the armed forces. For one Manhattan man, it holds a special significance. John Brooks Jr. is a World War II veteran and a D-Day participant. “I appreciate

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 12, 2012

    Social services cuts are up for discussion

    City commissioners plan to review specific advisory boards, approve or reject recommended budget reductions to the Social Services Advisory Board and receive an update on the airport expansion and remodel during Tuesday night’s work session. The commission plans to take action on the social

  • Local |Education | November 11, 2012

    Buttons ‘n’ Bows. . . and baked goods and bee pollen

    Buttonsandbows.phatch

    Candles, holiday decorations, beaded jewelry and household knickknacks lined the makeshift aisles of the Buttons ‘n’ Bows craft show Saturday, where the strong of heart braved the large crowds for the chance to snatch up homemade crafts for holiday gifts or their own collections. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 11, 2012

    Professor’s robotics hobby leads to course at KSU Salina

    SALINA – A professor’s volunteer work has turned into an academic offering for K-State Salina students interested in robotics. “I became familiar with robotics after being asked to mentor the Salina Central High School robotics team on software and programming,” said Tim Bower, associate professor

  • Local |Education | November 11, 2012

    Flint Hills Christian students win KSU programming contest

    Flint Hills Christian School (FHCS) students, Kenan Bitikofer, junior, and Arthur Williams, freshman, brought home the first place medal in the advanced category from the Kansas State University High School Programming Contest on Nov. 1. This competition is sponsored by the Computing and Information Sciences Department

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 09, 2012

    KSU student dies of natural causes

    Kansas State University officials have released updated information suggesting the student who was found dead in his dorm room in October died of natural causes due to complications from diabetes. Thomas McCord, a sophomore in English and creative writing, was found dead in his room

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