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  • Local |Education | July 21, 2015

    Nurses on front line of keeping USD 383 students healthy

    They administer medications for runny noses during the winter, give health talks and keep track of documentation of immunizations and physicals. At USD 383, eight school nurses (along with six or seven health aides) care for about 6,500 students, according to a report on the district’s

  • Local |Education | July 21, 2015

    New president sets sights on expanding MATC’s role in community

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    Jim Genandt is not a traditionalist. He’s entrepreneurial, he said, and that’s the way he wants to run Manhattan Area Technical College as its new president. “The two things that drive me nuts to hear are that we’ve always done it this

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 21, 2015

    Stampede incidents down significantly

    Criminal infractions at the annual Country Stampede at Tuttle Creek State Park have dropped significantly in the past two years. Two hundred infractions were reported to the Pottawatomie County attorney’s office following this year’s Stampede, County Attorney Sherry Schuck told county commissioners Monday. “

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 20, 2015

    Westmoreland man arrested in shooting

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday arrested a Westmoreland man in connection with a shooting that injured two people early that morning. Travis Conder, 28, 110 S. Fourth St., in Westmoreland, was arrested for attempted second degree murder and aggravated battery. Pottawatomie County attorney Sherri

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 20, 2015

    Commission to consider KSU corridor contracts

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will consider design contracts for Kansas State University’s north corridor plan. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The contracts are for a 30 percent design process to further define the anticipated improvements and budget after a

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | July 20, 2015

    KSU professor’s retirement includes more work

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    If Nebraska had its own veterinary college, perhaps Kansas’ northern neighbor could have held onto Larry Erickson. Erickson grew up in Wahoo, Nebraska, but Erickson’s older brother wanted to become a veterinarian. So in 1957, he “tagged along behind” his brother to Manhattan and enrolled

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | July 20, 2015

    KSU Foundation announces $141.5M in 2015 donations

    K-State received $141.5 million in donations for the fiscal year that ends June 30 — the third-highest total in the 70-year history of the Kansas State University Foundation, the university announced Monday. It’s also the fourth straight year that fundraising has topped $100 million for the university. “The

  • Local |Business | July 20, 2015

    Kaw Valley Rodeo schedules ‘slack’ session

    This year’s Kaw Valley Rodeo — celebrating its 40th anniversary — has 169 entrants. That’s up slightly from the 161 participants who registered for last year’s event, which takes place during the Riley County Fair. Steve Frazier, director of Wells Arena, where the rodeo is held,

  • Local |Business | July 19, 2015

    After slow start, Cajun festival reaches boiling point

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    The first step in organizing a Bayou Gator Crawfest should probably be to make sure there’s alligator and crawfish for people to eat. During the festival’s first few hours Saturday, that wasn’t the case. Disappointed visitors sat in the sun at rows

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 19, 2015

    County to use new alert system

    Riley County will start using a new emergency communication system later this month to alert members of the community during emergencies or other critical events. County officials will switch from the current IRIS system to the Northeast Kansas Notification system, which is used by most

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