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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | October 01, 2015

    Officials working to ID body found on post

    More than a week after finding a body on Fort Riley, investigators are still working to identify the remains. Chris Grey, chief of public affairs for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command (CID), wrote in an email that CID agents are “working with the Armed

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 01, 2015

    SPARK Week planned to showcase undergraduate research at K-State

    Undergraduate research at Kansas State University will be in the spotlight during SPARK Week, Oct. 5-9. SPARK stands for Students Promoting the Advancement of Research at K-State. The week of events showcasing work by undergraduate researchers, how students can get involved, make the most of

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | September 30, 2015

    K-State recognizes MHS teachers for their military service

    Some Manhattan High teachers received a surprise visit during second period Wednesday morning. Ed Chandler, economics and U.S. history teacher; David Jordan, AP European history teacher; Pat McKiney, social studies teacher; and Eunice Rivera, English as a second language teacher, received recognition from Kansas

  • Local |Business | September 30, 2015

    Hartford Hill to add 500 to 600 homes to city’s west side

    Construction on a major new development project in Manhattan is set to begin next year. Plans for the 320-acre site — located northwest of Grand Mere and Colbert Hills and previously used for grazing land — include around 212 acres of low- to medium-density residential housing, an office

  • Local | September 30, 2015

    City investigating possible violations at two apartment complexes

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    Perhaps it was just a bit of poor wording, a simple misunderstanding between client and real estate agent. There could be a less-generous interpretation, however, and that possibility has spurred city officials into investigating whether Manhattan’s zoning codes were violated. The property owner currently

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 30, 2015

    Ex-KSU student gets nearly 8 years in steroid case

    A former K-State student was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly eight years in prison for possessing anabolic steroids, and the man’s recalcitrance drew harsh words from Riley County District Judge John Bosch. Grant Hamel, 23, was one of four people arrested in February after a

  • Local | September 30, 2015

    Ruptured gas line leads to evacuation

    A natural gas line rupture led to the evacuation of six homes Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan. Manhattan Fire Department Chief Scott French said firefighters were dispatched to 916 Pottawatomie Ave. at 2:44 p.m. after workers from Westar Energy accidentally ruptured the 2-inch service line. French said

  • Local | September 29, 2015

    Mite bites leave locals itching

    Oak mites are back. After a 10-year hiatus, the nearly microscopic insects are causing discomfort to people unlucky enough to come into contact with them. Reports of symptoms associated with oak leaf itch mites, most often itchy bites and rashes, are the highest they’ve

  • Local |Education | September 29, 2015

    Manhattan-Ogden enrollment up slightly to 6,030 K-12 students

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    Enrollment at Manhattan-Ogden schools has increased by 17 students in kindergarten through 12th grades since last year, according to the district’s official census, conducted last week. Historically, USD 383 would receive a slight bump in state aid for its enrollment increase. However, legislators scrapped the school

  • Local |Education | September 29, 2015

    Rock Creek’s student body mimics region’s growth

    The Rock Creek school district saw a nearly 5 percent increase in enrollment from last year. District superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam said the recent census for this school year indicate 991 students in USD 323, an increase of 43 students from last year’s 948. Stufflebeam said the increase is likely

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