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  • I Wonder |Local |Business | September 15, 2015

    Is the country club planning to offer public play opportunities?

    Q: Is there any truth to the gossip about the Manhattan Country Club going to a semi-private status, and allowing some form of public play? It would be great for area golfers to have access to another first-class course. A: Sorry, but unless somebody’s

  • Local |Education |Business | September 15, 2015

    Board to consider buying 5 buses

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider purchasing five new-ish school buses during its next meeting. USD 383 transportation director Doug Messer is scheduled to bring the issue before the board, which meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. According to agenda information,

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 15, 2015

    FEMA to pay $362,000 for spring storm damage

    Pottawatomie County will receive several hundred thousand dollars in state and federal money for storm damage and new signs, officials announced Monday. In a “kickoff” meeting with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) last week, county officials documented $483,000 in damage from storms in May and

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 15, 2015

    Ex-KSU researcher won’t get whistleblower protection

    A former K-State biology assistant professor who was fired after claiming colleagues misrepresented data from research on the Konza Prairie will not receive federal whistleblower protection, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. According to a report prepared by the inspector general’s office at the National Science

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | September 14, 2015

    Williams’ desire to help children leads to CASA comedy fundraiser


    No matter how humbly he presents his own role, when Steve Williams describes Sunflower CASA, you can hear the passion in his voice. Sunflower CASA is the local branch of a national nonprofit organization whose name stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates and whose mission

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 14, 2015

    Council helping apply for grant

    The Flint Hills Regional Council is helping the Kansas Department of Agriculture prepare the Wildcat Creek Resiliency Fund grant application, council executive director Gary Stith told Riley County commissioners Monday. The application is due Oct. 27. If obtained, the grant money will go toward flood mitigation

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 14, 2015

    Report: Eco-devo jobs fell in 2014

    The Manhattan City Commission will discuss on Tuesday the 2014 economic development report. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The report covers companies receiving money from the 1994 half-cent citywide sales tax, the 2002 half-cent Riley County “Roads and Jobs” sales tax, and the 2012 renewal

  • Local |Business | September 13, 2015

    Artisans, vendors take center stage on Moro Street


    K-State senior Kenzie Wade eats bugs all the time. She spent Saturday afternoon at the Aggieville Mini Maker Faire spreading the word about their nutritional value. Wade was one of roughly forty artisans, vendors and organizations showing off their projects, which ranged from paint-your-own pottery

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | September 13, 2015

    Professors: Trump’s immigration plan mostly impractical

    Donald Trump has called Mexican immigrants “criminals” and “rapists.” He has insisted that a wall be built along every inch of a border that stretches nearly 2,000 miles — and demanded that Mexico pay for it. And he’s vowed, at the top of his lungs, that

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 13, 2015

    Police make 2nd arrest in robberies near campus

    Police have made another arrest related to a series of robberies earlier this month that caused officials to lock down the Kansas State University campus, but they’re asking for helping locating two other suspects. Riley County Police Department officers arrested Johnathon Ryan Elliott, 20, Manhattan,

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