Wednesday, February 10, 2016



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  • Local |Business | February 09, 2016

    Manhattan library launches streaming service for members

    The Manhattan Public Library announced Monday a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com). The free service provides more than 300,000 eBooks, audiobooks, music albums, movies, television shows and comics. Manhattan Public Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android

  • Local |Business | February 09, 2016

    Bayer Construction submits low bid for Excel Road project

    Bayer Construction, Manhattan, was the apparent low bidder on a project to improve Excel Road east of Manhattan, as well as the intersection of Excel Road and U.S. Highway 24. Bayer’s bid of $2,627,208 for the project was well below the engineer’s estimate of $3,373,726. 

  • Local | February 09, 2016

    MHS set to honor 3 alumni Friday

    A musician, a playwright and a longtime U.S. military serviceman will be officially inducted into Manhattan High School’s Wall of Fame on Friday. The Manhattan High School Alumni Association will add Jim Kyle, a longtime military service man; Richard Broadhurst, a playwright; and

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 09, 2016

    Register of deeds to seek election to third term

    Riley County register of deeds Debbie Regester has announced that she will run for re-election this year. She has served in the position for almost eight years and will be running for a third term. Regester has worked in the Riley County register of deeds

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | February 08, 2016

    Mascot unlikely to make agenda

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board has no plans to consider a call to change the Manhattan High School mascot. Marcia Rozell, the board president, said issues get on the agenda when the president chooses to address them or four of the seven board members choose to

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | February 08, 2016

    Student guides K-State’s Burrow through wizarding world

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    In the Harry Potter series, owls deliver important mail to wizards. In the real world, Cherra Bliss saw a Harry Potter banquet flyer meant for everyone at K-State. “Oh my gosh, there’s something on campus that has to do with Harry Potter,” Bliss remembered

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 08, 2016

    Wilson doesn’t sign tax lid letter

    Riley County commissioners Monday disagreed over the principle of instituting a tax lid. Commission chairman Ben Wilson declined to sign two letters to the Kansas House Tax Committee because they include a statement of opposition to the use of a tax lid under any circumstances.

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2016

    GTM cranks out shirts after Broncos’ Super Bowl victory

    Manhattan might be predominantly a Chiefs town, but at least one Manhattan business and its employees were rooting pretty hard for the rival Denver Broncos in Sunday night’s Super Bowl. Owner Dave Dreiling said GTM Sportswear had a contract with Nike to produce 15,000 T-shirts

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 08, 2016

    City to consider options for rental inspections

    City administrators are looking for the Manhattan City Commission to indicate a preferred rental housing registration and inspection option. The work session starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. This is a continuation from the Nov. 10 work session where the commission previously discussed the

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2016

    DHS awards challenge grants to support NBAF

    The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced the winners of a contest for ideas that support the National Bio- and Agro Defense Facility in Manhattan. The contest, called the Think-and-Do Challenge, was organized by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate. DynaSim Technical Services of

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