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  • Local |Education | May 28, 2015

    Despite perfect rounds, local speller misses cut


    Manhattan’s eighth-grade 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee qualifier Ella Rosenkranz will not move on as a semifinalist in the competition this week. Rosenkranz, a student at Eisenhower Middle School, made it all the way to Washington, D.C., for the bee and spelled two words — “

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 28, 2015

    New mapping data to arrive a month early

    Riley County will have updated mapping data sooner than expected, said county IT director Kevin Howser. The data is from an airplane equipped with LiDAR — which stands for Light Detection And Ranging — technology. The process involves a remote-sensing method used to examine contours of the

  • Local |Business | May 28, 2015

    Manhattan’s sales tax receipts continue to surge

    Manhattan’s May sales tax collections increased nearly 7 percent compared to the same period last year. The city had $917,647 in sales tax revenue, according to the May sales tax report, which reflects the previous month’s sales. That is an increase of $58,228 or about 6.78 percent

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 28, 2015

    Man arrested after accident

    Riley County police Thursday morning arrested Jason Lawrence Calhoun, 37, no known address, after they said he ran away from the scene of a three-vehicle accident at approximately 1:35 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Tuttle Creek Blvd. and Casement Road. Police issued a notice Wednesday

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | May 28, 2015

    Soldier held after child injured

    Kansas City, Missouri, police on Wednesday arrested a Fort Riley soldier on a warrant after a three-month-old infant was transferred from Geary Community Hospital to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. The infant showed signs that it had been abused and was in critical

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | May 27, 2015

    K-State asks city for $250K

    Kansas State University is asking for $250,000 from the city to split the design phase cost for its north campus plan. K-State president Kirk Schulz made the informal request Tuesday while talking with the Manhattan City Commission about the progress being made on the North Campus

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 27, 2015

    DHS leader says US will continue taking fight to terrorists

    The United States will continue to fight the threat of terrorism at home and abroad, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security leader said on Wednesday. “Terrorism cannot prevail if the people refuse to be terrorized,” said DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, a person whose job

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 27, 2015

    Commission blames RCPD for budget increase

    A city commissioner on the Riley County Police Department law board expressed concern Tuesday about the effect of its budget. The Manhattan City Commission began 2016 budget discussions Tuesday with a work session. The preliminary 2016 budget is $138.3 million, an increase of around $4.2 million or 3 percent from

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 27, 2015

    Pat Roberts hails NBAF ahead of groundbreaking ceremony

    U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said the construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defence Facility will make Manhattan the anchor of the animal health field. A groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesdey marked the beginning of construction for the facility’s main lab. Roberts joined Kansas and

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 27, 2015

    Schulz honored for strengthening K-State’s bond with military


    Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz received a Military Order of the World Wars award Tuesday for his efforts to make the school military inclusive. “I think it’s exceptional that president Schulz personally is leading our effort to become the most military-inclusive public university

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