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  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | October 06, 2014

    CVB study, hospital rezoning on city commission’s agenda

    The Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau will present the results of a study on its marketing effectiveness on Tuesday at the Manhattan City Commission meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The study results will be a part of the CVB’s

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 06, 2014

    Commission supports parks projects

    Riley County commissioners discussed projects to activate during a 2014 Capital Improvement Project work session with Riley County Budget and Finance Officer Johnette Shepek Monday morning in the commission chambers. Commissioners had $1,000,000 to work with out of the CIP fund, but decided to choose priority projects

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 06, 2014

    Orchestra to perform Czech-inspired concert

    Kansas State University’s Symphony Orchestra invites listeners to shed digital music with a variety of traditional Czech Republic-inspired performances at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 at McCain Auditorium. The evening is a nod to Manhattan’s partner city connections with Dobrichovice, a city in the

  • Editorials | October 06, 2014

    Environmental noise on the West Coast

    We tend to agree with Seattle that it’s a good idea for residents and businesses to separate recyclables from their garbage. Similarly, California, like a growing number of cities nationwide, is wise to officially discourage the use of unrecyclable plastic bags. Seattle has passed

  • Letters | October 06, 2014

    K-State should bring back VIP parking west of stadium

    To the Editor: I was watching “College Game-day” on Saturday on ESPN; it featured tailgating at Ole Miss. It brought back good memories of when tailgating at K-State football games used to be that much fun. The current numbered parking system on the west side

  • Letters | October 06, 2014

    Visitor will long remember act of kindness at Target

    To the Editor: I do not know if your newspaper has an “Acts of Kindness” column, but I want to share an experience that I had on Sept. 28 at the Target store in Manhattan.  After a day of kayaking, I went to Target and

  • Arts & Leisure | October 06, 2014

    K-State production of odd play is laudable


    You can’t be 20 on Sugar Mountain, and eventually this idea gets some discussion in Martha Sheiness’s early seventies play “Monkey Monkey Bottle of Beer, How Many Monkeys Have We Here?” But first the quirky script, which got a good production last weekend in

  • Local |Business | October 06, 2014

    Discovery Center exhibit features KSU garments

    A flapper dress in startling red and a child’s dress sewn from chicken feed sacks illustrate the swing from the Roaring ‘20s to the Great Depression. Both are part of “Flint Hills Forces II: Our Town, Our Fort, Our University 1917-1963,” an exhibit at

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 06, 2014

    Johnson Center will present lecturer

    The Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University will present the inaugural Jefferson Science Fellow Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the president’s office, at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in 221 Ackert Hall. It will be part of the weekly Division of Biology seminar series, but

  • Obituaries | October 06, 2014


    Robert John Barr, 76, of Olsburg, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. He was born on Feb. 25, 1938, in Bloomington, Wis., the son of Allan and Jeanette (Smith) Barr.  He grew up in the Bloomington area where he attended local schools and graduated

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