Saturday, November 28, 2015

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  • Local |Business | November 25, 2015

    Proposal takes aim at board members

    Several information requests from the state agencies are taking Manhattan-Ogden school district employees away from their regular jobs, and another could result in removing board members from their positions entirely. The Manhattan-Ogden school district has received eight such requests from the Kansas Department of Education

  • Local | November 25, 2015

    Sunset Zoo tigers going on public display Dec. 12


    Striped cats are back at Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo. Malik and Hakim, a pair of 8-year-old Malayan tigers, arrived at the zoo from Cincinnati earlier this month. The brothers are currently behind the scenes as they complete the standard quarantine process. Starting Dec. 12, the big

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2015

    Group raising funds for stage

    A group that helped save the stage at City (Peace Memorial) Auditorium is gearing up to start a fundraising campaign for improvements. Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium gave an update on its work Tuesday during a Manhattan City Commission work session. Friends treasurer Barbara Poresky

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2015

    Here’s when area stores open on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

    If they’re not too stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner, local shoppers will have the opportunity to gobble up some deals before the day is over. Here’s a list of what time local stores are open on Thursday and Friday. • Best Buy: Open 5 p.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 25, 2015

    Junction City man receives life for role in crack cocaine ring

    A Junction City man was sentenced to life in federal prison Monday for his role in a crack cocaine ring uncovered in 2013. Another defendant in the case was sentenced to more than 21 years. The case stems from Operation Adabag, a massive multi-agency investigation that in

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 25, 2015

    Administrators present framework for benefit districts

    City administrators on Tuesday presented drafts related to the city’s benefit district policy. “Basically, we’re establishing conditions for the acceptance of petitions for benefit districts in the future,” said deputy city manager Jason Hilgers at the city commission work session. According to a

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 24, 2015

    Leaders talk grant money, parks

    Area officials discussed a program Monday during an intergovernmental luncheon that could increase safety for students who walk or bike to school. Safe Routes to School is a federally funded program administered by the Kansas Department of Transportation. Jared Tremblay, city infrastructure analyst, said $250,000 is

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 24, 2015

    Student named Marshall scholar


    A K-State student will continue his studies in the United Kingdom after receiving a prestigious scholarship. Jordan Thomas, an Atchison senior studying anthropology, was awarded one of 40 Marshall scholarships, which provides full funding for one or two years of study in the United Kingdom. Thomas

  • Local |Business | November 24, 2015

    Sportswear company fills last spot in business park

    Green Valley Business Park in Blue Township is full. The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved a site plan for N Zone Sportswear — a screen-printing and embroidering business — for Lot 36, the last available lot in the business park. Owner Patrick Lee said he is relocating the

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | November 24, 2015

    Without funding source, Green Valley Road extension on hold

    A motion to proceed with a contract to design a hard-surface extension of Green Valley Road north to Junietta died for lack of a second at Monday’s meeting of the Pottawatomie County Commission. That doesn’t mean commissioners have scrapped the proposal, however. Commissioners

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