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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 24, 2014

    No injury reported in Pott. Co. incident involving handgun

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a person who pulled a handgun on someone in rural Manhattan on Tuesday. No one was injured in an incident that happened at about 11 p.m. in the 3700 block of Powers Lane in the Green Valley

  • Local |Education | October 23, 2014

    Board weighs preschool ‘hubs’

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board discussed options for improving preschool facilities and possibly foregoing federal funding for the district’s adult education programs during a retreat meeting Wednesday. The board focused on those two topics and didn’t make any decisions. The retreat allowed board members

  • Local |Business | October 23, 2014

    Union protesting ‘labor standards’ of Hi-Tech

    Labor.phatch

    Union workers are protesting construction being done at the new CivicPlus building. Carpenters Local 918 representatives held a sign Thursday morning that said “Shame on CivicPlus” in response to the company’s construction project. CivicPlus recently opened its new building at 302 S. Fourth St., but work

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 23, 2014

    Commission rejects bid for Manhattan ditch improvement

    LEONARDVILLE — Plans for a ditch outfall structure on Casement Road in Manhattan hit a snag Thursday morning when assistant county engineer Gary Rosewicz told Riley County commissioners the bid for the project exceeded the estimated cost by too much. The project, which allows for the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 23, 2014

    Charges dropped for 1 suspect in fatal fall

    PHOENIX — Charges have been dropped against one of three men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of a Manhattan High School graduate. Court documents say prosecutors failed to provide probable cause to continue the case against 21-year-old Alex Kraus in the

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 22, 2014

    City OKs antenna system

    The city is on the path to increasing its wireless bandwidth. The Manhattan City Commission approved on Tuesday the first reading of a franchise agreement with IdeaTek to install a distributed antenna system in the city. The company will place 48 antennas that will be leased

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 22, 2014

    First lady promotes documentary of first-generation K-State students

    Debbiemercer.phatch

    A documentary about first-generation college students at Kansas State University is receiving some extra attention after being recognized from inside the White House. First lady Michelle Obama commented on the trailer for “A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students” in her initial post

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 22, 2014

    Commissioners revisit Anderson intersection

    Development plans have caused the city to revisit past plans for West Anderson Avenue. The Manhattan City Commission discussed on Tuesday how to deal with future work on the stretch of West Anderson Avenue between Kimball Avenue/Scenic Drive and Anneberg Park/Sharingbrook. The issue

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 22, 2014

    City approves rezoning for retail center

    The city commission on Tuesday unanimously approved the first readings for two planned retail centers. The first item is a proposed rezoning for the Abbott Landing Shopping Center, a 7.82-acre tract of land northeast of the intersection of McCall Road and Hayes Drive. Orscheln Farm

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 22, 2014

    Man accused of stealing vehicle waives hearing

    A Westmoreland man suspected of stealing and attempting to steal vehicles in a May drunken driving and crash incident waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Nathan Woodyard, 38, appeared in court with his attorney, Phylemon Yau, and Judge Sheila Hockhauser presiding. Woodyard, who is

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