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  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | February 03, 2014

    School closings for Tuesday, Feb. 4

    The following educational entities will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 4 in anticipation of severe winter weather: Kansas State University’s Manhattan, Salina, and Olathe campuses. USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden schools. USD 320 Wamego schools. USD 323 Rock Creek schools. USD 475 Geary County schools. USD 378 Riley County schools. USD 379 Clay

  • Editorials | February 03, 2014

    Regional efforts are worth pursuing

    We’ve long supported the concept of regionalism, and just as we’ve long urged the City of Manhattan and Riley County to collaborate for the benefit of local taxpayers, we generally applaud the multi-county efforts of recent weeks. Riley County Commissioner Bob Boyd was

  • Letters | February 03, 2014

    What are total, long-term costs of ‘improvements’?

    To the Editor: Over the past several months I have had conversations with a number of Manhattan residents about our city and county taxes, and none of us seem to understand in simple terms how we are paying for all the “im-provements” that have occurred

  • Letters | February 03, 2014

    Allegiant Air wasn’t around long enough to get to know

    To the Editor: Allegiant Air: Well it was a fun idea for the short time that it lasted. In December, I flew to Phoenix for one of the three-per-year North American Bridge Championships (NABC). The plane down was packed; the plane home was packed. The

  • Letters | February 03, 2014

    Drag queen feature was something else to pray about

    To the Editor: Thank you for running the front-page story Sunday celebrating the 10th anniversary of the local drag queen show. It gave me something beyond the usual litany to pray for when I went to church that morning. Bill Felber 3110 Gary Ave.

  • Letters | February 03, 2014

    How much does Kobach’s voter fraud obsession cost?

    To the Editor: A week ago last Wednesday, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told the House Elections Committee that the number of Kansans who have registered to vote but who have not yet provided satisfactory proof of citizenship is now 12,485. Rep. Tom Sawyer, a

  • Arts, Leisure | February 03, 2014

    What’s not to like about Bernadette Peters’ show?


    Broadway musical icon, celebrity diva Bernadette Peters brought her cabaret-style revue to entertain the troops—a well-filled (downstairs level) house assembled in McCain Auditorium Friday evening, January 31—and it’s safe to say they got what they came for. It’s also pretty clear that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 03, 2014

    Fire in St. George offers winter warning


    ST. GEORGE – It’s cold outside, and fire officials are reminding the public that winter chill often means people are prone to have their homes damaged or destroyed in a surprise blaze. Early Saturday morning, a home in rural St. George was destroyed by what

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 03, 2014

    Grant to help students find success in science subjects

    A $2.5 million national grant will be used by Kansas State University and four other educational institutions in Kansas to help students find success in science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM — careers, regardless of their race, ethnicity or economic status. The university is the lead

  • February 03, 2014

    Commission dodges ‘Fieldhouse’ question

    The quest to get more funding for the “Fieldhouse Project” continues after the Riley County Commission deferred another request for the local parks project. Gail Urban, who leads the group pushing to upgrade area sports facilities, asked the commission on Monday if it would reconsider

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