Friday, September 4, 2015



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  • Local |Government, Politics | September 03, 2015

    County could see higher pay cost

    A proposed Department of Labor rule could cost the Riley County government about $25,000, according to an estimate from Cindy Volanti, human resource manager. Volanti gave commissioners more details on the proposal at their Thursday meeting. The rule, which could take effect later this year, would

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 03, 2015

    K-State breaks ground on $25 million union renovation

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    Kansas State University students will soon begin to see the start of a renovation project they’re funding. The university held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for the $25 million K-State Student Union renovation. In April 2013, students voted to approve the project and fund it with

  • Local |Education | September 03, 2015

    Classroom temps going down to 74

    Fall weather has yet to arrive, but students in the Manhattan-Ogden school district should be cooling off now that officials have lowered classroom temperatures. After parents and students complained about the heat and humidity, Superintendent Bob Shannon told the USD 383 Board of Education on Wednesday

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | September 03, 2015

    2 in custody after car chase in Pott County

    Two people have been arrested after a high-speed chase in Pottawatomie County early Thursday. According to a press release, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department received a call at 4:44 a.m. from a St. George resident who said someone stole a 2012 Chevy Camaro. The caller

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 03, 2015

    Senate confirms Mullin, 2 others to Regents

    A Kansas Senate committee on Wednesday approved three new members of the Board of Regents, including one Manhattan man. Dennis Mullin of Manhattan, Dave Murfin of Wichita and Daniel Thomas of Mission Hills will serve four-year terms on the board, which oversees the state’s

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 03, 2015

    Black Hawk helicopter makes emergency landing off post

    A Black Hawk helicopter with crew from Fort Riley made an emergency landing on Wednesday. While on a training mission, the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk made a precautionary landing in a field about 5 miles south of Fort Riley at around 9:15 p.m., according

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 03, 2015

    K-State plans Fighting For A Cure Day

    Show your pride in Kansas State University’s fight against cancer by participating in the second K-State Fighting for a Cure Shirt Day Oct. 17. First lady of Wildcat football Sharon Snyder and the Snyder family, Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz and first lady Noel

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 03, 2015

    K-State interns present research projects

    Six interns at Kansas State University’s Pollution Prevention Institute will conduct presentations on their research projects for Kansas industries from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Room 206 at the K-State Student Union. Five students from Kansas State University and one from Fort Hays State

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 02, 2015

    Group helps fill riding void

    A new club equestrian team at K-State means opportunities for students looking to ride competitively even as the university drops its varsity-level program at the end of this season. At a barbecue and open house hosted by the new western riding club Tuesday evening at

  • Local |Business | September 02, 2015

    City approves roundabout project for West Anderson

    Construction of a West Anderson Avenue roundabout is anticipated to begin in 2016. The Manhattan City Commission approved amending the city’s contract with BG Consultants Inc. of Manhattan, in the amount of $179,380.50 for the West Anderson Avenue Transportation Expansion project. The amendment allows for design

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