Monday, April 27, 2015



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  • Local |Government, Politics | April 27, 2015

    County approves road funding

    Riley County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a measure to use sales tax money for two road projects. The county’s public works director Leon Hobson presented the details about the projects at a county meeting. An asphalt overlay project on West 59th Street, about 5

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 27, 2015

    K-State money expert offers tips for spring-cleaning your finances

    It’s spring-cleaning time, when we rid our home of dust and clutter that have accumulated over the year — but what about the financial clutter? A Kansas State University personal financial planner says this is the perfect time of year to assess your financial health

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 27, 2015

    KSU to host touring Shakespeare exhibit

    A nearly 400-year-old collection of William Shakespeare’s plays will make a stop in Manhattan. Kansas State University will host an exhibition featuring a rare “First Folio” of the Bard’s plays in February 2016. The folio was assembled by two of Shakespeare’s actors in 1623

  • Local |Business | April 26, 2015

    Bar owner bans writer after alleged peeping incident

    An Aggieville bar owner banned a sports writer from coming into his nearby business after an alleged peeping incident last week that started a firestorm on social media. Rusty Wilson, owner of Kite’s Grille and Bar and the adjacent Rusty’s Last Chance bar,

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 26, 2015

    Street funding, rec facility on agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will begin discussions about how to get more funding for street maintenance projects. At the work session, commissioners will look at four proposals, including one that would increase sales taxes by 1 percent and fund both road improvements and a

  • Local |Education | April 26, 2015

    Districts eliminating textbooks with ‘one-to-one’ tech trend

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    In Andrew Trent’s seventh-grade English class at Rock Creek Junior High School, students last Wednesday learned about adverbs and adjectives. But they weren’t learning the lesson from a book. The 20 or so students in Trent’s class were sprawled across the classroom floor,

  • Local |Business | April 26, 2015

    How Flint Hills ranchers set, manage prescribed pasture fires

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    In the eyes of many ranchers, Flint Hills tallgrass is among the best in the world for raising cattle. If the conditions are right, the grass is burned annually in March or April, because the re-growth fattens cattle and keeps the prairie intact. But just

  • Local |Briefs |Business | April 26, 2015

    CivicPlus hires 3 new employees

    CivicPlus has hired three people to join the company. Troy Galvan, manager of account management, was the retail store manager of T-Mobile in Manhattan. At CivicPlus, he will coach and lead his team to generate new business with current clients. Mike Spencer, regional sales manager,

  • Local |Briefs |Business | April 26, 2015

    K-State video director gets Big 12 award

    The Collegiate Sports Video Association (CSVA) named Scott Eilert, director of video services for the K-State football program, the 2014-15 Big 12 Conference Video Coordinator of the Year. Eilert was selected by a majority vote of his Big 12 peers. He is now a finalist for the

  • Local |Briefs |Business | April 26, 2015

    Coldwell Banker hires real estate agent

    Coldwell Banker Realty Group One has hired Michelle Alexander Edie as its newest real estate agent. Edie has more than 20 years of corporate sales and direct selling experience. She has also held key leadership roles in various organizations and has a Bachelor of Social Science

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