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  • Keeping City Pool open a good move

    As have many of the city’s pool patrons, we’ve questioned the city’s decision to all but shut down the city’s pools in mid-August. Yes, we know that’s when the school year begins, and kids can’.

  • Ray’s in Manhattan to close; Plaza West owner selling center

    Ray’s Apple Market in Manhattan is closing, and the shopping center where the store resides will be under new ownership. Store officials said they made the decision last week after failing to come to a new lease agreement with .

  • County approves 2016 budget

    Riley County commissioners Thursday approved a tax increase to fund the 2016 county budget. Commissioners held a public hearing during Thursday’s commission meeting before voting. They addressed concerns from residents and department representatives about funding cuts to the 2016 budget, which .

  • Teachers approve contract with district

    USD 383 teachers on Thursday approved their contract with the district for the 2015-16 school year, which includes a $125 increase to base pay and a fully-funded health insurance option. Teachers won’t receive an automatic pay raise for experience. “It was .

  • Tailgating is a tasty way to help fight local poverty

    To the Editor: Fire up the grill and compete for tailgate bragging rights from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, during the inaugural “Aggieville Tailgating Championship,” a fundraiser for Circles Manhattan. Circles Manhattan is a nonprofit organization dedica-ted to ending poverty .

  • Fan appreciation day, ‘Rent,’ Pet Poolooza and more

    With September just around the corner and the new Vanier Family Football Complex complete, it is time to start thinking about the Cats. Get your first look at K-State Football at 5 p.m. Saturday, as K-State hosts the annual Academy .

  • Your children will enjoy Wonder Workshop exhibit

    To the Editor: On July 25, I went with my children to the opening of “Exploring the World of Tapestry, a Celebration of Diversity on our Planet” at The Wonder Work-shop. It was amazing. Ilana Budnosky, a KSU stu-dent, was the .

  • Parasite concern closes Wamego pool indefinitely Pool1.mercury

    Wamego officials closed the city’s municipal pool Wednesday after confirming a patron was carrying a parasite that causes diarrhea. Officials at the Wamego Recreation Department said they have no timeline for reopening but are following state guidelines to restore .

  • Make your way to the theaters to see ‘The Gift’

    In August, street construction always turns Manhattan into a bureaucrat’s credo. But if you can somehow route yourself out to Seth Child, there are some interesting movies currently playing in town. One of them is “The Gift,” a suspense .

  • Complex owes nearly $200K in 2014 back taxes

    A Manhattan apartment complex owes nearly $200,000 in back taxes from 2014, according to the Riley County Treasurer’s office. Manhattan Scenic Woods LLC, owner of the Manhattan Scenic Woods apartment complex, owes $193,817.58 in back taxes on two properties for 2014, according to .

  • Cameron: Kansas City has Cueto fever: Now Royals need to sign him Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Johnny Cueto isn’t just a very good baseball pitcher. He’s Elvis in dreadlocks. Or he’s any other showbiz act for which people have paid ridiculous money and gone to insane lengths just to be .

  • Brownback’s brother is another part of the drama

    To the Editor: When I was a kid, I enjoyed movies about the Old West and its characters. One thing for certain, there was justice. The good people always prevailed, and the criminals were dealt with quickly. Fast forward to .


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