• City Commission members support allowing signs to stay

    The Manhattan City Commission is likely to remove a five-year grace period to fix nonconforming signs for at least some and possibly all businesses. The sign regulations the commission passed in December include a clause that all lawfully existing permanent .

  • City names Discovery Center theater for Vanier, Krause Donation3.phatch

    Marty Vanier and Bob Krause have donated $750,000 to the Flint Hills Discovery Center. It is the largest donation in the center’s nearly three-year existence. Officials made the announcement Wednesday morning at the Discovery Center after the Manhattan City Commission .

  • Golf course to receive $30K from city-university fund

    The Manhattan City Commission approved drafting a grant agreement between the city and owners of the Colbert Hills Golf Course but not in the manner requested. The commission approved Tuesday the use of at least $30,000 per year for four years .

  • Counties show mutual support for bridge funding

    Pottawatomie and Shawnee counties share a common dilemma: both co-own aging bridges over the Kansas River and both are responsible for the bulk of the cost of those bridges. Pott County Commissioners Monday adopted a resolution in support of Shawnee .

  • Surprisingly amusing ‘Duff’ tries to entertain more than preach G.w.clift1

    If movie-makers want to refresh an old film category, they may try to bring it up to date. This is what has happened with the new high school date flic “The Duff”—the writers have added relatively new topics to .

  • MHS boys ready for sub-state opener

    During the regular season, especially the grind of February, motivation can be an issue for even the best teams. The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team stayed motivated by chasing its first-ever Centennial League title, ultimately winning 12 league games and holding .

  • Advisory committe near decision on cuts

    USD 383’s 60-member Budget Advisory Committee is close to a decision on proposed budget cuts. The committee met Tuesday afternoon for a weekly meeting, and after hearing presentations from USD 383 departments for the past month, each member will rank proposed .

  • Commission moves forward with bridge patching

    Pottawatomie County commissioners agreed to move forward with patching the Belvue Bridge deck with a polymer material in hopes of keeping the span viable until a new bridge can be constructed. In a test last Wednesday, county crews patched 170 square .

  • Falcons roll to easy 65-37 win 1.phatch

    RILEY — Last week, junior Alex Sager said he hoped his hot shooting from Riley County’s win against St. Marys in the regular-season finale would carry into the postseason. So far, it has. Sager again led the Falcons in scoring .

  • Staged readings planned for student-written plays

    Staged readings of plays by two Kansas State University master’s students in drama therapy will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Nichols Hall’s Mark A. Chapman Theatre at Kansas State University. Admission is free. “Catcalls” .

  • Blue Valley’s rally comes up short

    RANDOLPH — As it has much of the season, too many early mistakes cost the Blue Valley-Randolph boys’ basketball a chance to rally in the second half of its Class 1A-Div. II sub-state basketball game against Wetmore on Tuesday night. The .

  • Two arrested on multiple charges

    Riley County Police made two arrests Tuesday, in connection with a series of motor vehicle thefts and burglaries that occurred recently in the Manhattan area. Jeremy Michael Spaur, 30, and Nicole Ann Holt, 20, both of 717 Riley Lane, were placed under arrest .





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