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  • Letters | September 26, 2013

    Join in the fun Saturday at school fitness challenge

    To the Editor: I would like to encourage area residents to come out to the sixth annual Body First School Fitness Challenge this Saturday at Anneberg Park. For the second straight year, this event will award $10,000 to area schools based on their students’ participation in

  • Movies | September 26, 2013

    New Releases shelves loaded with good films this month


    The New Releases shelves at video stores are going to sag and groan this month, they will be that heavy with largely-popular recent general-release movies. There will be animated features like “The Croods” and “Monsters University” and special effects, action pictures like “Pacific Rim.” And

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 26, 2013

    Dozens turn out to learn how flood map will affect them

    Flood maps.phatch

    The changing floodplain has the public’s attention. A few dozen residents turned up at City Hall Wednesday to discuss the new proposed FEMA floodplain maps with city and county officials. More than 400 properties around Wildcat Creek were added into the high-risk area of the

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2013

    Local HR officials say Obamacare won’t make big difference

    Perhaps Obamacare won’t cause much of a fuss, after all. At least not locally. Some local HR directors say they aren’t expecting many changes as elements of the Affordable Care Act come to fruition. The Health Insurance Marketplace, an agency created by the

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 26, 2013

    Commission reconsiders PBC decision

    The Riley County Commission agreed Thursday to reconsider its earlier decision to eliminate a citizens advisory panel from the structure of the proposed Public Building Commission. But that decision does not necessarily mean that the citizens panel eventually will be part of the language. Commissioners

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2013

    Woman says Carmike fired her for anti-military comments

    It might all be a misunderstanding. Manhattan resident Megan May said Thursday she posted a Facebook rant earlier in the week out of anger — as a way to vent about life’s frustrating events. She was seeking consolation in the arms of virtual friends. Instead

  • Local | September 26, 2013

    How Pumpkin Patch craft show has grown over the last 40 years

    Four decades of fun and fund-raising have created plenty of memories. More are coming as Manhattan’s Pumpkin Patch craft show, which opens Friday, will feature around 150 vendors in three buildings — including Pottorf Hall at CiCo —but the event had far more humble beginnings. Kay

  • Arts, Leisure | September 26, 2013

    Gala, petting zoo added to OztoberFest agenda

    The ninth annual OztoberFest is this weekend. In addition to the Oz-themed attractions that bring people to Wamego from all over the nation, this year’s event features many activities designed to appeal to residents of all ages. The Inaugural Oz Museum Fundraising Gala benefiting

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 26, 2013

    KSU foundation elects officers

    Officers and members were elected at the Kansas State University Foundation board of trustees annual meeting in Manhattan on September 13. Twenty-one people were elected to serve four-year terms as trustees of the foundation. This election brings the total number of foundation trustees to 337. New officers

  • Arts, Leisure | September 26, 2013

    ‘Columbinus’ to open K-State theater season

    Kansas State University’s 2013-2014 K-State Theatre season will open with “Columbinus,” a play by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-12 and 17-19 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the newly named Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. More

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