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  • Local |Business | January 30, 2015

    Country club members paying more for less

    The Manhattan Country Club is reducing services and increasing dues to address debt problems, according to a letter to members. The club informed members that it would reduce clubhouse hours during the winter months and close food and beverage service early on Sundays and Tuesdays.

  • Local |Business | January 30, 2015

    Sales tax collections ahead of budget

    Sales tax numbers are up in the city’s January sales tax report compared to last year. The report primarily reflects December spending. The report shows the city received $928,134 in sales tax revenue, a 3 percent increase from last year’s reported $900,991. The city had a

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 30, 2015

    K-State nominates four students for 2015 Goldwater Scholarship

    Kansas State University has nominated four students for the 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The nominees are Aaron Messerla, Manhattan; Katherine Johnson, McPherson; Joshua Nelson, Salina; and Lauren Komer, Shawnee. Established by Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry M. Goldwater from Arizona, the scholarship is awarded

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 30, 2015

    KSU selects 11 high school students as leadership scholarship finalists

    Kansas State University recently selected 11 high school seniors as finalists for the university’s Civic Leadership Scholarship. The finalists competed in an on-campus interview and recognition day Jan. 22. The competition rewards students who are making a difference and demonstrating creativity by developing projects and programs

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 30, 2015

    Make new year’s resolution last

    Chances are that if you made a New Year’s resolution, you’ve already failed. Only about 8 percent of Americans achieve their goal, according to research from the Journal of Clinical Psychology. But there is still hope — a few simple steps can get you through

  • Local |Education |Business | January 29, 2015

    Preschoolers meet native animals at FHDC on state’s 154th birthday


    Preschoolers petted their way through the Kansas Day celebration at the Flint Hills Discovery Center on Thursday. The center honored the state’s 154th birthday at its third-annual Kansas Day learning exploration with about 90 young students. The event also helped launch a new exhibition, “K

  • Local |Education | January 29, 2015

    Principals plead to keep at-risk programs

    As budget cuts for USD 383 loom, two principals at Manhattan-Ogden schools asked the board of education Wednesday night to keep their at-risk programs safe. Elementary school principals from Woodrow Wilson, Marlatt, Lee, Ogden and Northview also updated the board about their students, telling of this

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | January 29, 2015

    Commission begins accepting bids for fire station

    The Riley County Commission opened bids for a future county fire station on Thursday. The 6,000-square-foot Tuttle Creek Fire Station, 4520 Highway 13, is planned to replace the county’s current Tattarax and Tuttle Cove fire stations. Emergency management director Pat Collins said he was pleased to

  • Local |Fort Riley | January 29, 2015

    800-plus soldiers returning

    FORT RILEY — More than 800 1st Infantry Division soldiers are beginning their return trip to Fort Riley after an eight-month deployment. Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team have begun the process of redeploying following a mission in support of

  • Local | January 29, 2015

    Record high of 70 set on Wednesday

    Manhattan temperatures reached a record high of 70 for Jan. 28 on Wednesday. “It’s not normal,” Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp said. Knapp said temperatures in Manhattan have warmed up above 70 before in January. “It’s not unprecedented” for the month, she said. A few

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