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  • Local |Obituaries | January 25, 2013

    Influential local librarian dies at 89

    Margaret Elizabeth Gates, director of the Manhattan Public Library for a quarter century, died Saturday in Boulder, Colo. She was 89. Gates’ career in libraries began as a K-State student in 1945 when she joined the staff of the Manhattan Public Library, then situated in the Carnegie

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 25, 2013

    KSU professor, student win diversity awards

    Kansas State University’s two newest Commerce Bank Presidential awardees are working to make the university a better place for everyone At a recognition reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the K-State Alumni Center, Angela Muhwezi, senior in biology and pre-dentistry, Wichita, will receive

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 24, 2013

    County divvies up board posts

    Assignment to various boards was at the top of new commissioners Ron Wells and Bob Boyd’s agenda Thursday. Along with returning commissioner Dave Lewis, the newcomers went through which would be assigned to the 18 boards usually containing a commission member, among them the Riley

  • Local | January 24, 2013

    CivicPlus breaks ground on planned mixed-use building

    CivicPlus broke ground Wednesday afternoon on a new five-story building on the southwest corner of Fourth and Pierre streets. Though the current building on the property, which had housed Manhattan Appliance and Sleep Source, has not yet been razed, local officials and representatives of the

  • Local | January 24, 2013

    GTM to open high-tech addition

    The CivicPlus groundbreaking was one of two notable business-related developments here/On Thursday morning, officials of GTM announced that they will unveil a new “sublimation center” Jan. 29. Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to take part in that event. The event, to be held at GTM’

  • Local |Education | January 24, 2013

    Board OKs turf project

    The USD 383 school board OK’d the Bishop Stadium artificial turf project Wednesday. The Manhattan High Booster Club has been raising funds to install the turf. MHS is the only one of the state’s 32 6A schools that still has a natural grass field. The

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | January 24, 2013

    Sherows reflect on inauguration essay, trip

    Two Kansas State University history professors attended the inauguration on Monday in Washington D.C. Jim Sherow, who is also a city commissioner, and his wife, Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, received two tickets to the presidential inauguration as part of their co-authoring a paper written about K-State

  • Local |Fort Riley | January 24, 2013

    Fort Riley soldiers welcomed by Royals


    A reporter implied Hall of Fame third-baseman George Brett could relate to soldiers because he, too, spent much of his time away from home during his 20-plus year career with the Kansas City Royals. Brett was quick to distinguish the difference, saying his time on

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 24, 2013

    Donation helps K-State laboratories

    A donation from Overland Park-based FishNet Security will enable researchers in Kansas State University’s Smart Grid Laboratory to study ways to improve electrical systems. FishNet Security, North America’s largest information security provider, will donate, integrate and manage software-defined networking equipment at the university’

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 23, 2013

    Library project tax hit an issue at final OK

    City commissioners approved all items on Tuesday’s agenda, but not without discussion. The most contentious debate dealt with an item on the meeting’s consent agenda, which is usually reserved for the least controversial items. During the public comment portion of the meeting, Richard

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