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  • Local |Kansas State University | January 16, 2015

    Report: Maintenance spending still lags needs

    Some of Kansas State University’s buildings are in poor condition, according to a recent report. Fortunately, the university is already in the process of addressing some buildings needing attention. According to the 2014 Report on Deferred and Annual Maintenance presented to the Kansas Board of

  • Local |Education | January 16, 2015

    Co-teaching program benefitting students at Ogden Elementary

    Ogden.phatch

    The classrooms at Ogden Elementary school work a little differently than most of those here in Manhattan. Each class has one main teacher, and depending on the lesson, a second teacher comes in to tailor to the needs of the students: answering questions, supplementing lecture,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 16, 2015

    Officials warn of police impostor near Marysville

    Officials in northeast Kansas say they are searching for a police impersonator who has stopped and demanded to search at least three vehicles this week. “At this point, our biggest concern is for the public,” Marshall County Sheriff Dan Hargrave said on Thursday. “The impersonator

  • Local |Education | January 16, 2015

    Second person files for seat on USD 383 board

    A second person filed on Friday to run for the Manhattan-Ogden school board. Incumbent and past USD 383 school board president Curt Herrman put his name in for the April election. Herrman has served on the board for the past eight years. “I think my knowledge

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | January 16, 2015

    City planning to restore rose garden fountain

    The city is currently taking bids on a project that would restore the City Park Rose Garden Fountain. The cast iron fountain was originally constructed in 1895. Officials started accepting bids on Friday, and the bidding process will continue until 3 p.m. Jan. 30. Work on the

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 15, 2015

    K-State engineer initiative on track

    TOPEKA — A 2011 initiative to increase Kansas engineering graduates among three universities by almost 60 percent appears to be on track. The Kansas Board of Regents received an update on the University Engineering Initiative Act at its meeting on Wednesday. The initiative’s goal is to have 1,365

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 15, 2015

    House passes NBAF bill

    Securing the final $300 million needed for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility took another positive step on Wednesday. The U.S. House passed the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015 with a 236-191 vote. The bill stalled at the end of the previous legislative

  • Local |Business | January 15, 2015

    Manhattan native ‘thrilled’ at movie’s Oscar nods

    Foxcatcher.phatch

    A Manhattan native who helped create a movie that earned five Oscar nominations today said he was “thrilled” and even a little surprised at the number. Mike Coleman, who grew up here and graduated from Manhattan High in 1989, is an executive producer of “Foxcatcher,” which

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 15, 2015

    Manhattan burglary nets $20,000 in items, cash

    Police are investigating a burglary at Flint Hills Place where $20,000 worth of items were stolen. Joseph Morris, 30, reported to Riley County police that someone stole approximately $20,000 in items and cash from his apartment, 1336 Flint Hills Place, between late December and Wednesday. Morris reported that a

  • Local |Business | January 14, 2015

    Weather, policy play role in late, canceled flights

    Air2.phatch

    American Eagle, the sole airline that operates out of Manhattan Regional Airport, consistently has been the worst performing airline in the nation in terms of on-time performance. Last year, American Eagle ranked first in flights with delays above two hours by the U.S. Department

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