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  • Local |Kansas State University | November 13, 2013

    Classified group takes issue with vote

    There is disagreement among K-State classified employees over an upcoming vote. K-State classified employees will vote from Nov. 19-22 whether to leave the state civil service and become university employees. There are about 1,600 classified employees who receive hourly wages and don’t have contracts — including

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 13, 2013

    Tweet questions RCPD policy

    Twitter can be fun and informative in the hands of law enforcement. Or it can cause just a teeny fuss, as the Riley County Police Department realized again this week. After all, it’s easy to stumble into a misunderstanding when you’re only working

  • Local |Business | November 13, 2013

    Headed to Arizona? Best to travel light

    It’s a package deal. Allegiant Air began flights to Phoenix Nov. 7 from Manhattan, but the airline hopes to do more than just ferry folks back and forth to Arizona. “We like to think of ourselves as a travel agency that owns an airline,” said

  • Local |Business | November 13, 2013

    Equipment malfunction responsible for Cox outage

    Did you suffer from a lack of TV on Tuesday? The cable for many Cox Communications customers stopped working between 11 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. People didn’t get their midday news fix. Perhaps four hours of college basketball went unwatched on ESPN. And some

  • Letters | November 13, 2013

    K-State voting process lacks transparency, neutral party

    To the Editor: Kansas State University classified employees are scheduled to take an important vote November 19-22 regarding leaving the state Civil Service system or keeping Civil Service protections intact. The university voting process will be done electronically through the university email and mail system.

  • Local |Education | November 13, 2013

    Doors open again at Wilson school

    In a lockout for a week, students at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School went back to normal Friday. The school, 312 N. Juliette Ave., locked its front door on Nov. 8 and kept children inside for recess because of a domestic dispute in the neighborhood that involved at

  • Obituaries | November 13, 2013


    Ronald Nehring, 76, of Alma, died Saturday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Peace United Church of Christ in Alma with luncheon to follow. The family will receive visitors from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at

  • Local |Business | November 13, 2013

    Magazine sellers scamming residents

    Solicitations for magazine sales from Manhattan Christian College are fake. In the last few days, the college has received several calls from residents of Pottawatomie County who have been solicited, according to a press release. According to the report, the college’s president, Kevin Ingram,

  • Arts, Leisure | November 13, 2013

    Older crowd seems to enjoy comedian Regan


    It was interesting that last Monday’s McCain Auditorium appearance by comedian Brian Regan was sponsored by the K-State Union Program Council, and yet the average age of audience members had to be over 30. Whatever their seniority, though, the crowd came to hear stand-up, and

  • Editorials | November 13, 2013

    IRS funding cuts counterproductve

    The Internal Revenue Service earlier this month acknowledged having sent $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds in 2012. It was embarrassing. Fortunately, there’s more to the story. The IRS also prevented $12 billion in tax refunds to people who seek refunds using a variety of fraudulent methods.

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