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  • Local |Kansas State University | February 06, 2014

    Mandela inspires woman after her daughter’s death


    Love can go a long way. Linda Biehl spoke Wednesday about how lessons from her daughter and from Nelson Mandela helped her forgive her daughter’s killers. Her daughter, Amy Biehl, was killed by a mob in an act of political violence in South Africa

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 06, 2014

    City looks at stage project

    Comfort, ease of use and cost topped the discussion Wednesday night about stage renovations at City Hall’s Peace Memorial Auditorium. Architect Bruce McMillan brought in a theater expert to assess the theater systems, lighting, stage rigging, drapery and audio-visual systems per a request by

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | February 06, 2014

    County considers daycare fee increase

    Local daycare providers might be paying more to operate legally after a discussion at Thursday’s Riley County commission meeting. Breva Spencer, Riley County Child Care licensing surveyor, said Riley County’s licensing fees are much lower than those in the surrounding areas, including Pottawatomie

  • Local |Business | February 06, 2014

    Sales tax receipts up in November

    Sales were up in November for Manhattan. The city received $900,991 in January from sales taxes collected at the end of the year, according to a report. That amount is up from $887,865 in sales tax receipts for the same month a year ago, an increase of $13,126

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 06, 2014

    Witnesses testify in armed robbery trial after 2 days of weather delays

    The jury trial for a Manhattan man accused of aggravated robbery resumed today after two days of weather-related delay. Levertis L. Horne, 22, is on trial in Riley County court for a second time after his initial trial resulted in a hung jury. He faces two

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 06, 2014

    Graduate students to present research

    Fifteen Kansas State University graduate students will present their Kansas-related research at two research forums next week: Master’s Research Day on Wednesday and the Capitol Graduate Research Summit on Thursday. Both events are on the second floor rotunda of the State Capitol Building in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | February 06, 2014

    KSU campus police officers nabbing more drunken drivers

    The number of pedestrians and bicycles on and around the Kansas State University campus make enforcement of traffic safety laws a priority. That’s why the campus police department has been on the lookout for drunken drivers. So far in 2014, the department has arrested 15 drunk

  • Editorials | February 06, 2014

    Can focus shift to the competition?

    It’s fair to wonder whether the athletic competition will get lost amid all the distractions at the Winter Olympics, which begin this week in Sochi, Russia. Foremost among the distractions, of course, is the possibility, even the threat, of terrorist attacks. Those threats, after

  • Letters | February 06, 2014

    Holding leaders’ retreats in another city is ‘nutty’

    To the Editor: I thought it was a nutty idea that individuals interested in promoting this area headed out of town to have their conference. Then it got nuttier when we learned that the conference was put on by the Chamber of Commerce, whose director

  • Arts, Leisure | February 06, 2014

    Two comedic plays take to the stage this weekend


    Follow two pairs of parents this weekend as they gather to discuss their children’s playground altercation and amicably resolve it in the K-State Theatre production of the triple Tony-Award-winning comedy “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza. The conversation soon devolves to chaos and spirals

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