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Lifestyle

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | June 10, 2014

    What’s with the new trees downtown?

    Trees.phatch

    Q: What’s with the new trees downtown? Why did the city plant small trees before they can give a canopy of shade? Why did they choose these trees anyway over other species? And why did some trees on North Fourth Street disappear?

  • Local |Business | June 10, 2014

    Weisbender dies in Bahamas

    A well-known Manhattan contractor and developer died Monday while snorkeling in the Bahamas, a business associate said Tuesday. Russ Weisbender, believed to be 63, was vacationing in the Bahamas with his wife, Donna. He went snorkeling with a group Monday, according to longtime business partner Doug

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 10, 2014

    Commission moves forward with condemnation for bridge

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday adopted a resolution authorizing the condemnation of property for construction of a new bridge on Flint Rock Road. The county has been in negotiations with property owners for purchase of right-of-way for a number of months. The resolution allows the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 10, 2014

    Man arrested for discharging firearm threatening victim at gunpoint

    A Manhattan man fired a handgun into an apartment wall and held another man at gunpoint with a shotgun before surrendering to police without further incident Monday night. Kevin Flynn, 26, was arrested after Riley County police responded to 3018 Sandstone Drive Apt. 1 at about 9:35 p.m.

  • Editorials | June 10, 2014

    Is lawsuit best way to recover tenure?

    We don’t know whether the state’s largest teachers organization will win its anticipated lawsuit against the state or whether it should, but a few thoughts come to mind as this process unfolds. The lawsuit is the one the Kansas National Education Association indicated

  • Letters | June 10, 2014

    Vet-Med staff gave our cat and us compassionate care

    To the Editor: Words don’t seem adequate in expressing our heartfelt appreciation to the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine staff for the compassionate care they provided to our 16-year-old cat during the last months of her life. Everyone there was simply wonderful,

  • Letters | June 10, 2014

    Most days little happens, but be ready for anything

    To the Editor: Back in 1975, I was working at the first version of the Chef Café, and one of the waitresses told me that when she was young, they said, “Be good, and if you can’t be good, be careful. If you can’t

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 10, 2014

    Nontraditional students inducted into Pinnacle

    An honor society that recognizes students from all walks of life who are achieving academic excellence has 84 new members at Kansas State University. Pinnacle Honor Society members include working parents, mid-life adults, students with disabilities, distance students and international students. Suzanne Lueker, director of the

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 10, 2014

    KSU team stands out at wind competition

    Kansas State University’s Ruth Douglas Miller says the U.S. Department of Energy’s Collegiate Wind Competition proved to be a valuable experience for the university’s team. The competition, in Las Vegas in early May, challenged 10 universities across the country to design and

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 10, 2014

    Registration open for assisted deer hunt

    Youth and disabled hunters have until July 31 to apply for a limited 2014 assisted deer hunt at Tuttle Creek Lake. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Riley County Fish and Game Association, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake


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