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  • Local |Business | May 07, 2016

    Small shop owner enjoys nuts and bolts of business

    “Nice threads.” In the 1970s, that was a slang phrase that a person would use to compliment someone’s clothes. Now a “thread” refers to a line of discussion on social media. But today we are referring to a totally different kind of thread: The

  • Local | May 06, 2016

    Olsburg bursting with small-town charms

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    OLSBURG — Now a symbol of Swedish culture, the Dala horse originated hundreds of years ago as a children’s toy. Legend has it woodcarvers made the horses for their kids to play with during long, dark winters. Though common within the forests of Sweden for

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 06, 2016

    LaPolice to run as independent

    A Republican Congressional candidate said he’s running as an independent because the party isn’t properly representing the voters. Alan LaPolice of Clyde announced Thursday that he would drop out of the Republican primary to make an independent run for Kansas’ First Congressional District

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 06, 2016

    Wabaunsee shines in film on Underground Railroad

    The director of a new K-State documentary hopes his work highlighting the local area’s contribution to the Underground Railroad will help students understand the role Kansas played in helping slaves escape to freedom. K-State’s College of Education’s “Dawn of Day: Stories from

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | May 06, 2016

    I keep seeing Ryder trucks; where are they going?

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    Q: Every morning on my drive into Manhattan I see at least three Ryder moving trucks going north on U.S. Highway 77. Then, the other day, I saw some Ryder trucks heading south back into town at about 3 p.m. It seems so strange. Where

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 06, 2016

    Man connected to Fort Riley bomb plot set to change plea

    The second man charged in a conspiracy to detonate a bomb on Fort Riley appears set to plead guilty. An attorney representing Alexander Blair, a 29-year-old Topeka resident, filed a request Thursday for a change-of-plea hearing, where Blair will plead guilty to one count of

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 06, 2016

    K-State student receives Gilman International Scholarship

    A K-State student will study and work with monkeys, jaguars and other exotic animals in Belize this summer as part of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Jerusha Matthews, senior in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology, Leavenworth, will research black howler monkeys and jaguars

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 06, 2016

    K-State student researches Spanish music

    A K-State student is researching the importance of Spanish songs in vocal music education. Sharon Wilson, sophomore in music education, Manhattan, is conducting a four-year project with funding from the university’s Developing Scholars Program. Her project looks at the qualities of Spanish music, how

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 05, 2016

    Board mulling mascot review

    The fate of Manhattan High School’s mascot could be decided this fall. For the second Manhattan-Ogden school board meeting in a row, a Manhattan resident spoke Wednesday in favor of changing the high school’s Indians moniker. Joe Sutliff Sanders, a K-State associate professor

  • Local |Education | May 05, 2016

    USD 383 ending year 1 day early

    Canceling the last day of the school year is a good way to show appreciation to the Manhattan-Ogden teachers, USD 383 Superintendent Bob Shannon told school board members as they considered beginning summer break a day early. The board agreed and unanimously approved ending the 2015-16

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