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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 01, 2014

    No one — including family dog — injured in blaze

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    Nobody except the family dog was home Tuesday morning when a fire broke out inside a Pierre Street house. At about 9:45 a.m., the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS responded to the residence, 1318 Pierre Street, for a report of a structure fire. When

  • Manhattan High School | April 01, 2014

    MHS starts season in Wichita

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    A year ago, the Manhattan High baseball team made it to state with a roster dominated by juniors and just one sophomore. This year, the majority of those underclassmen are back, creating one of the most senior-laden teams in the program’s history, each with

  • Manhattan High School | April 01, 2014

    MHS tennis hopes depth pays off

    As the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team opens its season today at Washburn Rural, head coach Joyce Allen feels good about the depth her team has to start 2014. For Allen, who is returning as boys’ coach after a 10-year hiatus, Manhattan’s young stable of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 01, 2014

    Nitchman pleads no contest

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    A man charged with vehicular homicide last year entered a plea of no contest in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Daniel Nitchman, 39, was charged in the death of 31-year-old Samantha Coleman of Abilene. Coleman was killed when Nitchman fell asleep at the wheel of

  • Arts, Leisure | April 01, 2014

    Soweto Gospel Choir gives spirited performance at McCain

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    On Sunday, March 30, McCain Auditorium hosted a performance by the award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir. Formed in late 2002, the Soweto Gospel Choir performs a number of songs traditionally performed in the churches of their native South Africa. Songs are sung in various languages, including Zulu, 

  • Local |Business | April 01, 2014

    Recycling program grew threefold in last decade

    WESTMORELAND — Recycling in Pottawatomie County has come a long way since its unofficial beginning in 1997. Debbie Berges, secretary of the Pottawatomie Recycling Committee, gave county commissioners a brief history of the program Monday during the commission’s weekly meeting. The recycling program was funded for

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 01, 2014

    Officials: Dept. of Ag building nearly complete

    Manhattan and Riley County leaders discussed progress on the new Kansas Department of Agriculture building and received an update on current legislative issues from Clancy Holeman, county counselor, at the Intergovernmental Luncheon Monday. Greg Lohrentz, chief financial officer for the KSU Foundation, told those in

  • Local |Education | April 01, 2014

    Board considers hiring director for preschool

    Hiring an early childhood pre-school director could be in the works for USD 383. The Board of Education will hear about the potential change to its Pre-K Pilot Program at its 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday. The position would meet part of the program requirements for

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 01, 2014

    Celebrities to present speeches at K-State

    Two celebrities will speak at K-State this week on topics related to discrimination and tolerance. Wade Davis, a former NFL cornerback, will appear on Thursday to talk about LGBT topics and issues in professional sports. The free event will be at 7 p.m. in the

  • Editorials | April 01, 2014

    It’s time to adapt to climate change

    Scientists have been offering information and issuing warnings about climate change for years. Though the rhetoric and some of the examples change with each subsequent report, the trend is toward greater urgency. Scientists haven’t quite yet declared that human activity is killing the planet —


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