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  • Arts & Leisure | July 03, 2014

    Pancake feed, Sundown Salute and more

    Manhattan might not have Thunder Over Manhattan, but we do have pancakes. And lots of them! The Manhattan Solar Kiwanis Club is again sponsoring its annual Pancake Feed from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. The feed features pancakes, sausages, juice

  • Golf | July 03, 2014

    Three Wildcats named All-American Scholars

    Three Kansas State women’s golfers — Katherine Gravel-Coursol, Gianna Misenhelter and Scotland Preston — were each named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars team for the 2013-14 season. Some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, the 664 student-athletes named to

  • Local |Education | July 02, 2014

    Literacy program aims to prevent ‘brain drain’ over break

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    Local primary students have been counteracting summer “brain drain” through a literacy program. Manhattan kindergarten through third graders are enhancing their literacy skills during the break with AfterSchool KidzLit, put on locally by the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan. On Tuesday, a group of

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | July 02, 2014

    City nixes guest tax increase

    City commissioners said Tuesday that they didn’t support increasing the transient guest tax. There wasn’t a vote, but their comments essentially put an end to the proposed half-cent increase of the guest tax to increase revenue for the Flint Hills Discovery Center in 2015.

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 02, 2014

    Commission bans open carry in 42 city buildings

    City commissioners unanimously approved banning the open carry of firearms in 42 buildings during their meeting Tuesday. The vote was 4-0; commissioner John Matta was absent from the meeting. Tuesday was the official start of changes in the state’s gun law. Government entities are allowed

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 02, 2014

    29 arrested, 121 cited for MIP at Stampede

    Twenty-nine people were arrested while attending the 2014 Country Stampede music festival at Tuttle Creek State Park, according to numbers from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Greg Riat said in a report that seven women and 22 men were arrested while attending the four-day event

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 02, 2014

    Competency hearing reset for Leonardville man in murder case

    A competency hearing for a Leonardville man accused of murdering a pest exterminator in February 2008 was reset for a later date Tuesday after his attorney requested the cancellation and that he be allowed to withdraw. Howard Barrett, 55, is accused of second-degree murder in the stabbing

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 02, 2014

    Commission expresses confidence in hiring policy

    The city commission on Tuesday rebuffed an attempt to change the city’s hiring policy to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Mike Herman, chair of the Flint Hills Human Rights Project, spoke during the public comment period of the commission

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | July 02, 2014

    Officials ID I-70 tractor crash driver, victim

    A Topeka man has been identified by the Kansas Highway Patrol as the driver of a box truck that collided with a tractor mowing a ditch Tuesday morning on Interstate 70. According to a KHP report, Halston Puett, 20, was driving the 2002 Ford box truck west on

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 02, 2014

    Commission discusses fireworks cancellation

    City commissioners on Tuesday discussed the absence of a city fireworks show. With no one to sponsor it, the annual Thunder Over Manhattan fireworks display fizzled out this year after several years struggling to find sponsors. City commissioners mentioned prior to the meeting that some

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