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  • Local |Kansas State University | November 17, 2015

    Group’s Passport to the Nations offers slice of culture

    The sounds of a flute filled the ballroom in the K-State Union on Monday as students celebrated the culture and heritage of native people. The culture of several tribes was on display during the Native American Student Association’s Passport to the Nations event, part

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 17, 2015

    RCPD moving forward on plan to send local officer to FBI unit in KC

    The Riley County Police Department is moving forward with a plan to send an officer to a Kansas City-based counter-terrorism task force. But doing so means the department will have one less officer available to police Riley County. The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 17, 2015

    Wamego man dies in Cayman Islands

    Mark Bettencourt, 54, an optometrist from Wamego, died in a car crash Sunday in the Cayman Islands. The one-vehicle rollover crash also killed Douglas Carney, Topeka, and left a third passenger, a Cayman Islands man, in critical condition. Police did not recover Bettencourt’s body until 3 1/2

  • Local |Education | November 17, 2015

    Board to consider adding 2 new courses to MHS catalog

    The Manhattan-Odgen school board will consider adding two new courses to the high school catalog and making changes to two existing courses. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The recommendations include proposals for two new courses, Advanced Spanish 3

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 17, 2015

    Stabbing victim details attack at attempted murder trial

    The trial of a Manhattan man accused of attempted first-degree murder related to a stabbing last November began Monday in Riley County District Court. Samuel Dartez II, 30 at the time of the incident, is accused of stabbing Stephanie Holden in the head, neck and hands

  • Local | November 17, 2015

    K-State alumna visiting Paris describes scene in bar during attack

    If a Kansas woman and her friends hadn’t had to wait 30 minutes Friday for their table to be ready at a Paris restaurant, they wouldn’t have been having drinks at a nearby bar that became part of the deadliest attack on the city

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 17, 2015

    Commissioners weighing tax relief for fire-damaged home

    A Pottawatomie County woman whose home was substantially damaged by fire last year is seeking relief from 2015 property taxes and a rebate of 2014 taxes on the home. Vicki Bell told county commissioners Monday her home in Duluth sustained substantial fire damage April 29, 2014, and “it’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 17, 2015

    RCPD investigating shooting

    A 16-year-old boy was shot in the hand Saturday evening after an altercation with another boy, according to Riley County Police. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at 6:07 p.m. Saturday in the 3000 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard. They found a 16-year-old boy

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 16, 2015

    Ross named temporary health dept. director

    Outgoing Riley County Health Department director Brenda Nickel has named Lisa Ross as interim director of the department when Nickel leaves in December. Nickel, who announced in October that she is leaving to become the risk management director for Flint Hills Community Health Center near

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 16, 2015

    KSU looking for interim diversity administrator

    Kansas State University began an internal search to find an interim associate provost for diversity, the school announced Monday. The position will open when Myra Gordon, associate provost for diversity, retires at the end of the fall semester. The position is open to current employees

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