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  • Local | January 07, 2015

    Cold weather leads districts to cancel classes Wednesday

    The Manhattan-Ogden superintendent expects schools to be open Thursday. They were closed Wednesday for anticipated wind chill that didn’t turn out to be as severe as expected, USD 383 Superintendent Robert Shannon said. Shannon said the National Weather Service predicted Tuesday evening that there would

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 07, 2015

    State OKs $231M for NBAF

    The state on Tuesday authorized an additional $231 million in bonds for Manhattan’s planned National Bio- and Agro-Defense facility. A state panel consisting of Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators approved the money. The authorization is contingent on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s

  • Local |Business | January 07, 2015

    Cox Communications drops Topeka’s WIBW from lineup

    A Topeka CBS affiliate is no longer carried by a cable company serving Manhattan after the station and cable operator failed to reach a fee agreement on Tuesday. Channel 13 WIBW-TV and the associated channel 11, MeTV, are no longer available for customers of Cox Communications. The

  • Local |Education | January 07, 2015

    Starnes resigns as Riley County school district superintendent

    Riley County USD 378 Superintendent Brad Starnes has announced his resignation. Starnes, 57, of Riley, said Tuesday the main reason for his resignation is that he’s eligible for retirement benefits under the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. Starnes said he hasn’t made a decision about

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 07, 2015

    Hearing set for man in robbery case

    A Manhattan man accused of stealing marijuana in a July incident will have a preliminary hearing in February. Ty Suggs, 21, 1230 Colorado St., appeared Tuesday in Riley County Court with his attorney Brenda Jordan in front of Judge William Malcolm. Jordan requested a second status hearing

  • Local |Business | January 07, 2015

    Commission considers changing food truck policy

    Food trucks in Manhattan is still a controversial issue more than four years after the last attempt of allowing them. The Manhattan City Commission considered the idea of food trucks during its meeting Tuesday. The idea previously came up in 2010, but commissioners didn’t agree

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | January 07, 2015

    Recent KSU grad McKee files for city commission race

    Jerred McKee, a recent Kansas State University graduate, on Tuesday became the second Manhattan City Commission candidate in April’s election. McKee worked as the campaign director for former Manhattan mayor Jim Sherow, who ran for U.S. Congress against Tim Huelskamp in the 2014 midterm

  • Editorials | January 07, 2015

    State panel right to moderate proposals

    Local control of school matters won a couple of small victories Tuesday when the state’s school efficiency task force decided not to recommend limiting teacher negotiations and called for the Legislature to fund annual audits of school districts if lawmakers mandate them. Whether the

  • Letters | January 07, 2015

    Actual science disproves claims of warming alarmists

    To the Editor: I wanted to express some observations on the letters by Mr. Hayes and Mr. Warren, who responded to Mr. Kramer’s letter on corrupt climate science. It seems obvious to me that neither of the two actually read the online discussion forum,

  • Manhattan High School | January 07, 2015

    Indians edge Seaman to stay perfect

    TOPEKA — After playing three of four games at home to start the season, first-year head coach Benji George warned his team how much more difficult games on the road can be in the Centennial League. It was into the second quarter, but the Manhattan High


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