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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | July 30, 2015

    USD 383 school board, teachers negotiating contracts

    Teachers and the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden school district are still working on negotiating their contracts for the upcoming year. The Manhattan-Ogden school board held a special meeting Wednesday pertaining to negotiations, however, it was an executive session, which means it was not open to the public

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | July 30, 2015

    Counselor: Commissioners should reject visit invites

    Developers shouldn’t be surprised if a Riley County commissioner rejects invitations to visit their land. County counselor Clancy Holeman advised the commission at its meeting Thursday to turn down invitations to visit sites that could come before commissioners for land use and development consideration.

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | July 29, 2015

    KSU professor: Book could offer insight on Dr. Seuss

    One book, two book, another book from Dr. Seuss went on sale Tuesday. The manuscript and illustrations for the book, “What Pet Should I Get?” were found hidden in 2013 in the late Theodor Seuss Geisel’s, “Dr. Seuss”, home in La Jolla, California, by his

  • Local |Business | July 29, 2015

    $40M grant to address Wildcat Creek flooding moves forward

    Even a “perfect storm” can produce a silver lining. Two dramatic acts of nature have pushed the Manhattan region close to reaping a whopping cash benefit that could ease fears of future flooding from Wildcat Creek – not to mention creating infrastructure to make the area

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 29, 2015

    New deputy commanding general coming to Fort Riley

    The 1st Infantry Division will welcome a new deputy commanding general and bid farewell to three others during a ceremony in Fort Riley’s Victory Park Thursday. Brig. Gen. John S. Kolasheski will serve as the division’s new deputy commanding general for maneuver. Before

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 29, 2015

    Police: Up to week needed to ID body

    Topeka police said it will take up to a week to positively identify a body found Monday in a Dillons parking lot in Topeka that family members believe to be Bob Griffith, a missing Manhattan man. Lt. Colleen Stuart, of the Topeka Police department, said

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 28, 2015

    Body found in car

    A body found in a vehicle in a Dillons parking lot in Topeka was preliminarily identified as that of a missing Manhattan man, according to his family. Though Topeka police have not positively identified the man, family members of Bob Griffith, 54, posted on a Facebook

  • Local |Traffic |Business | July 28, 2015

    Construction boom leaves city short of orange cones

    There has been so much road construction in Manhattan this summer that drivers have essentially seen the city’s entire supply of orange cones. Assistant city manager Kiel Mangus said during an intergovernmental luncheon on Monday that the city didn’t have enough cones a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 28, 2015

    Aggieville shooter sentenced to 7 years

    A Manhattan man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Monday for an April shooting near Aggieville. In Riley County District Court, Chief Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Dontay Tabron, 21, to 89 months in prison for second-degree attempted murder. Tabron had pleaded no contest to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | July 28, 2015

    Sheriff seeking funding for narcotics detective

    The Pott County Sheriff’s Department budget request for 2016 includes funds for a narcotics detective and a company to manage medical costs for the jail. Sheriff Greg Riat told commissioners Monday he isn’t seeking wage increases for his department, other than the normal 1.6-percent

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