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  • Local |Government & Politics | June 18, 2014

    City narrows street tax options

    City commissioners narrowed the options Tuesday for taking a street maintenance sales tax to voters. The commission’s preference is for the question to go on the November ballot with a request for either 0.1-, 0.15- or 0.2-percent sales tax increase. An April ballot question

  • Local |Education |Business | June 18, 2014

    District closes summer lunch site

    A USD 383 feeding site was closed because of low participation after one week of operation. District director of food service Stephanie Smith said there were only eight students at the Family and Child Resource Center, 2101 Claflin Ave., where people were being fed beginning June 2. “We

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 18, 2014

    Difficult decisions as county budget requests wrap up

    Budget appropriation presentations from county departments and entities to Riley County commissioners wrapped up last week, and there is no doubt that tough decisions are ahead for 2015. Revenues are down, and demands for services are up. While many departments asked for the same funding as

  • Local |Traffic | June 18, 2014

    Road work begins on US Highway 24


    The next phase of the U.S. 24 and East Poyntz Avenue intersection project began Wednesday. Traffic control has been modified to accommodate the next phase of construction on the southeast corner of the intersection, according to a report from the city of Manhattan. Northbound traffic

  • Local |Traffic | June 18, 2014

    Officials release name of rollover accident victim

    A Manhattan man was hospitalized Tuesday morning after his Jeep struck an unattended vehicle on Interstate 70 and went airborne before coming to rest. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that 41-year-old Greg Harris was driving his 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the west lanes of I-70 near

  • June 18, 2014

    Commission OKs asphalt, concrete work

    City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved 2014 street maintenance asphalt and concrete projects. The areas where asphalt repairs will happen include the following: • Scenic Drive from Anderson to Stone Crest • Anderson Avenue from Kimball to Anneberg Park • Kimball Avenue in the Vanesta Drive area Shilling Construction

  • Men's Basketball | June 18, 2014

    Workouts competitive for Wildcats

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    Last season, the Big 12 owned the best RPI in the country. And next week, the conference is likely to produce two of the top three picks in the NBA Draft. But as college teams gather to practice for next season, Kansas State men’s basketball

  • General Activities | June 18, 2014

    Manko seniors come up short at home

    While his team ended up falling short in a 7-6 loss Tuesday night, America Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers coach Steve Disbrow was pleased with the fight in his team. The 17ers battled against the Kansas City-based team The Yard at Norvell Field, answering each

  • Men's Basketball |Women's Basketball | June 18, 2014

    Bramlage to get $2.4m in upgrades

    Dramatic improvements in fan experience amenities and game atmosphere will highlight upgrades to Bramlage Coliseum, as K-State Athletics announced that a new high-definition Panasonic center-hung video board, six additional LED displays and a state-of-the-art, innovative lighting and sound systems will be installed this fall. In

  • General Activities | June 18, 2014

    Junior 17ers split with Salina Eagles

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko junior 17ers played a pair of games on the road on Tuesday, splitting games against the Salina Eagles. The 17ers lost Game 1, 8-7, before coming back to win Game 2, 7-6. Manhattan opened the night jumping out to a 7-0 lead

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