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  • Local |Traffic | June 24, 2014

    Two-car accident delays traffic on Seth Child


    Drivers in lunch-hour traffic experienced delays Monday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident on Seth Child Road near the Amherst Avenue intersection. Riley County police said no major injuries were reported as a result of the accident, which occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Both cars involved —

  • June 24, 2014

    County could overrule residents on sewer vote

    Last month Riley County commissioners hoped residents of University Park, a small community west of Riley right by the waters of Tuttle Creek Lake, would agree that the area’s aged and broken sewer system — which was found to be leaking into the ground and

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 24, 2014

    Officials discuss dealing with mental health issues

    Providing better strategies for dealing with mental health issues was a focal point Monday at the intergovernmental luncheon. Rick Cagen, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Kansas, discussed the concept of a crisis intervention team (CIT), which is a partnership between

  • Local |Education | June 24, 2014

    Board to discuss financial reports

    Members of the Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 school board will discuss their 2013-14 financial reports at a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday. The reports of expenditures and balances come near the end of the fiscal year. According to agenda information, appropriations for the district were $37,850,538 for the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 24, 2014

    Bowman sentenced to 17 years for robbery

    A man arrested for robbing a Manhattan convenience store in November was sentenced on Monday to 206 months in prison. Riley County Judge Meryl Wilson ordered the sentence after denying a request from 22-year-old Travis Bowman’s attorney, Phleymon Yau, for a downward departure to a

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 24, 2014

    County to decide on old hospital building

    The Pottawatomie County Commission is expected to decide soon whether or not to purchase the former DeChairo Hospital building at Westmoreland. Jim Moore, president of Farmers State Bank, Westmoreland, told commissioners Monday that if the county is not interested, the bank plans to put the

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 24, 2014

    KSU scientists help unravel nature of Higgs boson

    New physics research involving Kansas State University faculty members has helped shed light on how our universe works. A recently published study in the journal Nature Physics reports scientists have found evidence that the Higgs boson — a fundamental particle proposed in 1964 and discovered in 2012 — is

  • Editorials | June 24, 2014

    Free food for everyone at school?

    Something bothers us about the idea of a federal program to provide free breakfasts and lunches to all students in an entire school — or an entire school district — just because a relatively high proportion of students fall below a certain family income level. First, let

  • Letters | June 24, 2014

    Native American mascots are inaccurate stereotypes

    To the Editor: I’m Mike Ford. I attended Northview Elementary, Manhattan Jr. High and Manhattan High School between 1981-1986. I’m a Choctaw/Biloxi descendant. I’m also a person who marched at Arrowhead Stadium in 2005 protesting the Redskins and Chiefs game with AIM

  • Movies | June 24, 2014

    ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ keeps kids, their adult entertained

    The sequel to Dreamworks’ 2010 feature “How to Train Your Dragon” begins five years after the Vikings of Berk made peace with the dragons that once plagued their town. While most of the young dragon riders compete in Berk’s dragon races, Hiccup (voiced by Jay

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