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  • Local |Kansas State University | January 15, 2015

    K-State engineer initiative on track

    TOPEKA — A 2011 initiative to increase Kansas engineering graduates among three universities by almost 60 percent appears to be on track. The Kansas Board of Regents received an update on the University Engineering Initiative Act at its meeting on Wednesday. The initiative’s goal is to have 1,365

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 15, 2015

    House passes NBAF bill

    Securing the final $300 million needed for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility took another positive step on Wednesday. The U.S. House passed the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015 with a 236-191 vote. The bill stalled at the end of the previous legislative

  • Local |Business | January 15, 2015

    Manhattan native ‘thrilled’ at movie’s Oscar nods


    A Manhattan native who helped create a movie that earned five Oscar nominations today said he was “thrilled” and even a little surprised at the number. Mike Coleman, who grew up here and graduated from Manhattan High in 1989, is an executive producer of “Foxcatcher,” which

  • Manhattan High School | January 15, 2015

    MHS girls win in Topeka

    Playing in its second Baker tournament of the season, the Manhattan High girls’ bowling team took first place in Topeka on Tuesday, edging second-place Seaman by 33 pins. The Indians logged 1,192 pins to win, with Seaman scoring 1,159 and Emporia in third with 1,116 at the five-team meet.

  • January 15, 2015

    Indians win home meet after long layoff


    For the better part of a month, the Manhattan High boys’ swimming and diving team has done nothing but practice. While that training time in the pool will prove invaluable in the weeks to come, at some point, the monotony of racing against your teammates

  • Editorials | January 15, 2015

    Save some money for job creation

    We’re beginning to think that local elected officials regard economic development funds the way Kansas legislators look at state highway funds — as a handy source of money for whatever they might need. Economic development funds on Tuesday became the default option to subsidize construction

  • Columns | January 15, 2015

    Insurance lobby too powerful

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, included a provision to reallocate $156 billion of taxpayer reimburse-ment money to private insur-ance companies between 2012 and 2017. But American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a powerful lobby that represents the private insurance industry, continues to pressure

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 15, 2015

    Manhattan burglary nets $20,000 in items, cash

    Police are investigating a burglary at Flint Hills Place where $20,000 worth of items were stolen. Joseph Morris, 30, reported to Riley County police that someone stole approximately $20,000 in items and cash from his apartment, 1336 Flint Hills Place, between late December and Wednesday. Morris reported that a

  • Obituaries | January 15, 2015


    Lorita Joan Prestwood, 82, of rural Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at her home. She was born on Nov. 19, 1932, in Olsburg. She was the daughter of Reynold and Gladys (Gustafson) Nordgren. She grew up in the Olsburg area and graduated from Olsburg High School with the class

  • Obituaries | January 15, 2015


    Paul L. Heidel, 77, of Salina, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. He was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Manhattan. He was the son of Frank P. and Catherine A. (Otnes) Heidel. Paul was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Heidel; daughter, Joann Shotwell; brother, Joseph Heidel; and three sisters,

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