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  • Lewis rules out write-in campaign

    Riley County commissioner Dave Lewis has decided not to organize a write-in campaign for his District 1 seat. Lewis lost his reelection bid to 21-year-old K-State student Ben Wilson in the Republican primary on Aug. 5. “I have been approached by countless .

  • Major road improvements to begin soon

    Pottawatomie County will have several major road and bridge projects popping onto its radar screen in the coming weeks. Leu Lowrey, public works director, told county commissioners Monday that bid letting for two of the projects — construction of a bridge .

  • Public can provide input on transportation plan at open house

    The public can provide input Wednesday on the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization’s regional transportation plan. The Metropolitan Transportation Plan will cover portions of Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary counties including Manhattan and Junction City. An open house will be .

  • Sen. Moran goes ‘undercover’ in class visit

    U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran tried to go unnoticed in visit to a K-State agricultural policy class Monday afternoon. He comes to professor Barry Flinchbaugh’s class nearly every year — without notice — surprising the teacher and his students. On Monday, .

  • Local exercise aims to prevent spread of disease

    Should a serious animal disease ever break out, area officials must be ready to prevent its spread. This week, state agencies have been participating with agencies from Riley, Pottawatomie, and Clay and Lyon counties in an exercise simulating a confirmed .

  • Manhattan High student dead of apparent suicide

    A student at Manhattan High School died Monday evening in what Riley County police confirmed was a suicide. Alexander Bascom, an 18-year-old senior, died of asphyxiation at his residence, Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department said. The .

  • Could Ebola become permanent?

    The World Health Organization is doing its best to get the world’s attention. For folks who might be inured to reports that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst in history, WHO now warns that the outbreak .

  • Constitution is a living part of American heritage

    To the Editor: The national celebration of the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, which began Sept. 17, ends today. The United States functions as a republic under the Constitution, which is the oldest document still in .

  • Housing rehab program accepting applications

    Low- and moderate-income homeowners are eligible to apply for funding from the City of Manhattan’s Housing Rehabilitation Program. Learn more about the program online at www.cityofmhk.com/housingrehab. Funds can be used to make home repairs and improvements .

  • Center giving away GED practice tests

    Manhattan Adult Learning Center is giving away free GED practice tests to all students who come into the center through Oct. 3. Students who take GED Ready can see for free: • If they’re ready to pass the GED test • The .

  • ATSUSHI HAZELTON

    Atsushi “Rikk” Hazelton, 58, of Saint Joseph, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Saint Joseph. The family provided the following information. He was born Dec. 1, 1955, in Okinawa, Japan, and has lived in the United States since 1964. He graduated from Junction City High .

  • MAX DALE KRAUS

    Max Dale Kraus, 72, of Alma,, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Health Care in Topeka. The family provided the following information. Max was born on June 17, 1942, near Alta Vista, the son of Leslie and Mildred Sherrer Kraus.  Max worked 43 years .





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