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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | March 31, 2014

    City ready to make decision on money for Tallgrass

    City commissioners will vote on whether to enter a funding agreement with Tallgrass Brewing Company during their meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. During its March 25 meeting, the commission expressed support for Tallgrass’ economic development application, which requests $430,000 from the city. The funding would support the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 31, 2014

    County firefighters spend weekend fighting blazes

    Riley County firefighters were busy last weekend — putting out fires from spring burning but also confronting arson — according to emergency management director Pat Collins. Collins said that crews had four fires to battle on Friday, about 12 on Saturday and about 10 on Sunday. He said most

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 31, 2014

    JC man killed in crash

    OVERLAND PARK — A 31-year-old Junction City man died early Monday morning after a Sunday night motorcycle accident in Wyandotte County. Justin Williams died at 4:40 a.m. after an accident where he was ejected from his 1999 Harley Davidson around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to a Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 31, 2014

    Cyclist injured in 3-vehicle wreck

    Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon vehicle collision that caused a 24-year-old to be treated for significant injuries. At 3:20 p.m., emergency crews responded to Kimball and Denison avenues, where a Suburban crashed with a motorcycle. The accident occurred when Caleb Deines, 17, 1325 Hudson Ave., was

  • Local |Business | March 31, 2014

    Sale tax receipts down

    Manhattan’s sales tax receipts were off nearly 7 percent in March, according to figures released Monday by Bernie Hayen, city treasurer. The numbers reflect sales in January due to a lag in reporting and disbursement by the state. Total sales tax revenues reported for March

  • Editorials | March 31, 2014

    Fire season, too, shall pass

    Manhattan residents who had forgotten what season this is received a clear reminder Saturday when a smoky haze descended on our fair city. It’s springtime, yes, of course. But it’s also burning season. And although the burns are important to the rebirth of

  • Arts, Leisure | March 31, 2014

    SpringDance brings variety, enjoyment to its audience

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    None of the ten dances presented in last weekend’s SpringDance will dominate anyone’s memories of the annual McCain Auditorium concert of K-State’s Dance program. They were all well designed and performed, and each was quite different from the others. The individual program

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 31, 2014

    Marysville teen killed in crash

    A 17-year-old Valley Heights High School student died after a single-vehicle collision Sunday morning. Seth McKay of Marysville died around 7 a.m. when his vehicle veered off of Highway 77 and struck a tree. McKay was headed north and hit the tree on the west side

  • Neighbors | March 31, 2014

    Artist’s paintings bring her together with children

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    Though they’re depicted as light and whimsical, local artist Ann Carter paints birds that have a deeper meaning under their aesthetic beauty. Carter’s paintings, including a bird series, currently are displayed in the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in downtown Manhattan. “It’s sort of the

  • Letters | March 31, 2014

    Generosity led to success of Adopt-A-Family program

    To the Editor: The women of Junior League of the Flint Hills would like to thank the Manhattan community for its support of the Adopt-A-Family program during the Christmas season. We are very appreciative of the individuals, organizations, groups and businesses that were donors for


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