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  • K-State Edition | August 16, 2014

    Police enforcing hands-free talking, texting law to prevent accidents

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    In Manhattan, residents drive hands-free. That is, they drive with hands-free mobile phone devices. In addition to the Kansas law banning texting while driving, Manhattan requires that drivers use hands-free devices if they communicate on mobile devices while driving. “It’s not stopping a certain

  • K-State Edition | August 16, 2014

    K-State, Fort Riley work together to achieve goals

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    Each fall, Kansas State University and Fort Riley renew a partnership so that lets each institution can benefit from the other’s resources. “It’s a novel and unique means for both institutions to reach their goals,” said Art DeGroat, K-State director of military affairs.

  • Local |Education | August 15, 2014

    Roosevelt Elementary gets space-age-style equipment

    Children at a Manhattan school this year will be playing on playground equipment that looks fit for Star Trek. USD 383 director of maintenance Keith Noll said the installation of the space-age-style contraptions at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School should be completed by early next week. The

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 15, 2014

    Man gets 18 months for shooting

    WESTMORELAND — Tears were shed Thursday afternoon in Pottawatomie County District court as Judge Jeffrey Elder sentenced Dustin Monroe to 18 months in prison for his role in a December shooting incident at the Manhattan Quality Inn and Suites. The 34-year-old Wamego man in May pleaded no

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | August 15, 2014

    Will the new Onaga hospital put others out of business?


    Q: Will the huge new medical complex in Onaga take patients and business away from hospitals in Wamego and other towns in the region? Will they be forced to cut services or staff?

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 15, 2014

    County approves budget of with half-mill increase

    Riley County commissioners passed their 2015 budget Thursday after a public hearing yielded no response. The maximum expenditures for next year are set at $49,699,457, an increase of $5,261,738 over the 2014 budget. The budget also includes a mill-levy increase of .432 mills. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000

  • Arts & Leisure | August 15, 2014

    Florida Georgia Line to perform at Stampede

    The band Florida Georgia Line joins Blake Shelton as a headlining act for next summer’s Country Stampede, festival officials announced Friday. The platinum-selling country duo has hat hits including “Dirt,” “Cruise,” and “Get Your Shine On.” The 2015 Kicker Country Stampede will be June 25-28

  • K-State Edition | August 15, 2014

    Where students can go when they have problems — academic and otherwise

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    The transition between living at home and living on your own is a big one, and it doesn’t always go smoothly. However, K-State has a number of programs and services to help students when problems arise. Most are funded with student privilege fees, so

  • Manhattan High School | August 15, 2014

    Stephens transferring from MHS

    Manhattan High first-year head coach Benji George’s job got a little bit tougher this week. The rookie boys’ basketball coach, who was promoted to head coach after the resignation of Tim Brooks last winter, will embark on his first campaign without the services of

  • Editorials | August 15, 2014

    A modest measure of justice

    We doubt many Americans can identify Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan. Then again, millions of Americans have never heard of the Khmer Rouge, don’t know where Cambodia is and weren’t alive in the late 1970s. Even young Americans might, however, have heard of

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