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  • Local |Education | January 08, 2015

    Third man files for USD 378 board

    A third person has decided to run for the Riley County school board. Dennis Tegtmeier of Riley filed papers for the April election on Wednesday. Tegtmeier is a self-employed general contractor. He said over the phone on Thursday that he had not previously served on

  • Local |Education | January 08, 2015

    Board approves city’s bike path

    Bicyclists will soon be able to pedal through a portion of Manhattan High School’s East Campus. In a 6-1 vote, Manhattan-Ogden school board members on Wednesday approved allowing the city to build a bicycle path between the gym and main building, which faces Poyntz

  • Local |Kansas State University |Football | January 08, 2015

    Snyder to be inducted into Hall of Fame

    Unofficially, Kansas State’s Bill Snyder has long been considered a Hall of Fame football coach. On Friday, it will become official when the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame announces the 2015 class of inductees during a ceremony in Arlington, Texas. Snyder

  • Local | January 07, 2015

    Cold weather leads districts to cancel classes Wednesday

    The Manhattan-Ogden superintendent expects schools to be open Thursday. They were closed Wednesday for anticipated wind chill that didn’t turn out to be as severe as expected, USD 383 Superintendent Robert Shannon said. Shannon said the National Weather Service predicted Tuesday evening that there would

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 07, 2015

    State OKs $231M for NBAF

    The state on Tuesday authorized an additional $231 million in bonds for Manhattan’s planned National Bio- and Agro-Defense facility. A state panel consisting of Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators approved the money. The authorization is contingent on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s

  • Local |Business | January 07, 2015

    Cox Communications drops Topeka’s WIBW from lineup

    A Topeka CBS affiliate is no longer carried by a cable company serving Manhattan after the station and cable operator failed to reach a fee agreement on Tuesday. Channel 13 WIBW-TV and the associated channel 11, MeTV, are no longer available for customers of Cox Communications. The

  • Local |Education | January 07, 2015

    Starnes resigns as Riley County school district superintendent

    Riley County USD 378 Superintendent Brad Starnes has announced his resignation. Starnes, 57, of Riley, said Tuesday the main reason for his resignation is that he’s eligible for retirement benefits under the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. Starnes said he hasn’t made a decision about

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 07, 2015

    Hearing set for man in robbery case

    A Manhattan man accused of stealing marijuana in a July incident will have a preliminary hearing in February. Ty Suggs, 21, 1230 Colorado St., appeared Tuesday in Riley County Court with his attorney Brenda Jordan in front of Judge William Malcolm. Jordan requested a second status hearing

  • Local |Business | January 07, 2015

    Commission considers changing food truck policy

    Food trucks in Manhattan is still a controversial issue more than four years after the last attempt of allowing them. The Manhattan City Commission considered the idea of food trucks during its meeting Tuesday. The idea previously came up in 2010, but commissioners didn’t agree

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | January 07, 2015

    Recent KSU grad McKee files for city commission race

    Jerred McKee, a recent Kansas State University graduate, on Tuesday became the second Manhattan City Commission candidate in April’s election. McKee worked as the campaign director for former Manhattan mayor Jim Sherow, who ran for U.S. Congress against Tim Huelskamp in the 2014 midterm

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