• Local |Government & Politics | July 15, 2014

    Advance voting begins Wednesday

    Advance voting for the Aug. 5 primary election starts Wednesday. Anybody can vote in person in the Riley County Office Building second floor from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 1 and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 2. The final day of advance voting is

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 15, 2014

    Resident: Elm Slough Road a hazard

    It’s just a matter of time before a bad accident occurs on Elm Slough Road, a concerned citizen told Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday. The amount of traffic and dust on the roadway, which runs 1.5 miles north and parallel to U.S. Highway 24, is a

  • July 15, 2014

    School board to discuss changes to 2015 mill levy

    The USD 383 Board of Education will continue its budget discussions at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in preparation for a proposal in August. Manhattan-Ogden school district business services director Lew Faust said he would potentially discuss a mill levy projection for fiscal year 2015. A mill is $1

  • Local |Business | July 15, 2014

    Commission to hear Belvue Bridge findings

    Representatives of the Truesdell Corporation will present their findings on the Belvue Bridge to county commissioners Monday, July 28, at Westmoreland. Commissioners from both Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties are expected to be in attendance for the presentation, scheduled for 1 p.m. The engineering analysis in early

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 15, 2014

    More than 100 Republicans endorse Dem candidates

    More than 100 Republican politicians on Tuesday endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis and his running mate, Jill Docking. The group’s members, many of whom gathered in Topeka on Tuesday to announce the endorsement, include those who hold or have held offices at the local,

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 15, 2014

    KSU breaks ground on Salina bulk solids center

    After five years of discussions, planning and proposals, the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center is ready for construction following a groundbreaking ceremony on July 10. “The Bulk Solids Innovation Center is a prime example of how Kansas State University continues to move toward its

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | July 15, 2014

    Workshop focused on regional goals set

    Work will continue Wednesday on developing future growth goals of the Manhattan area. This will be the second round of workshops for Manhattan Area 2035, the community-based effort to update the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan and the Manhattan Area Transportation Strategy. Project director Eric Cattell,

  • Editorials | July 15, 2014

    CDC’s problems must be corrected

    Americans are right to be alarmed at safety lapses and transparency issues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. If the professionals of the CDC cannot be trusted to keep deadly viruses secure, who can? Several recent revelations have rocked the CDC

  • Manhattan High School | July 15, 2014

    Wallace preps for national tournament


    Last year, when Manhattan High sophomore-to-be Mason Wallace went to Fargo, N.D., for the Asics/Vaughan Cadet and Junior Nationals, he was one of the youngest competitors in his division. When he returns to the summer’s final tournament next week, he’ll be

  • General Activities | July 15, 2014

    Junior 17ers win opener at Zone

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers won the opening game of the Class A Zone tournament in Marysville, beating Marysville, 7-3. Manhattan found itself trailing midway through the game when Marysville scored two runs in the top of the fourth to take a 3-2

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