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  • 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

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 07, 2015

    City weighs parking garages

    After receiving verbal support, a couple of proposed parking garages now need monetary support. The Manhattan City Commission discussed on Tuesday the possibility of parking garages in downtown and Aggieville. Commissioners supported the idea of the projects. “At some point, we have to stop kicking

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 06, 2015

    Moran says passing budget a priority for next Congress

    Making a budget will be a priority for the 114th Congress when it starts its session Tuesday, said U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran. ‘I’m pretty certain that we will be doing a budget,’ Moran said. ‘Haven’t done a budget in the four years

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | January 06, 2015

    Up to 200 oppose Westar line plan

    Citing a substantial list of residents opposed to rerouting Jeffrey Energy Center power lines, Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday asked Counselor John Watt to investigate the status of the proposal. Commissioners said as many as 200 county residents had signed a petition or sent letters in opposition

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