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  • Local |Government, Politics | November 03, 2014

    City to get auditorium update

    The Manhattan City Commission will receive an update on Tuesday about the Parks and Recreation offices and City Auditorium project. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. In June, commissioners gave their support for moving the parks department from 1101 Fremont St. in City

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | November 03, 2014

    2 who showed college students can handle elected office

    Ben Wilson, a 21-year-old K-State student and music major pulled off the upset in August primaries when he beat out incumbent Dave Lewis by 66 votes for the District 1 seat in the Riley County Commission. With no challenger in Tuesday’s general election, the seat goes

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | November 03, 2014

    1 person injured in crash on I-70

    A Manhattan woman was transported to the hospital with possible injuries after a vehicle crash on I-70 Sunday afternoon. Elizabeth Dodd, 52, of Manhattan, a K-State professor, was taken to Mercy Regional Health Center after her vehicle was struck by a car driven by Tosan Ehiguese, 26,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 03, 2014

    Trial for 2008 death begins

    The trial for a Leonardville man charged with murder in connection to the killing of a Clay Center man began Monday in Riley County District Court. Howard Barrett, 58, is accused of stabbing to death Thomas James, 48, in February 2008. Barrett is facing a second-degree murder charge.

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 03, 2014

    Sherow talks about challenges of vast, diverse 1st District at late campaign rally

    A crowd of 30-40 supporters gathered at Blue Earth Plaza to cheer on one of their own Sunday afternoon. Jim Sherow, a K-State professor and Democrat, is looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., in Tuesday’s general election and told supporters he’s

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | November 02, 2014

    Snyder: I was wrong

    K-State football coach Bill Snyder on Saturday called his appearance in campaign ad for Sen. Pat Roberts a “blunder.” At a press conference following the Wildcats’ win over Oklahoma State on Saturday, Snyder answered questions about the endorsement, which received additional attention after university officials

  • Local |Education | November 02, 2014

    Wamego’s West Elementary revives costume tradition

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    WAMEGO — West Elementary received a dose of character on Friday. Superheroes. Legendary figures. Cartoons. And that was just the teachers’ costumes. Everybody got into the Halloween spirit on Friday after years of costumes not being allowed at the school, which holds third through fifth grades. “

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 02, 2014

    Candidates for top offices in Tuesday’s election sound off on some of the most important issues

    GOVERNOR Gubernatorial candidates address state budget Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vs. democratic state Rep. Paul Davis and Libertarian Keen Umbehr STATE TAX REVENUE BROWNBACK Reports in June said Kansas received $338 million less than expected in revenue for fiscal year 2014. In September, revenue fell short of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 02, 2014

    House fire causes $20K in damage

    An estimated $20,000 loss occurred to a northeast Manhattan home after a Saturday morning fire. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched at 8:37 a.m. Saturday to 737 Frey Drive for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-story residence with light smoke showing.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 02, 2014

    Ten grad students to represent K-State at forum

    Ten Kansas State University graduate students who are researching Kansas-related topics have been chosen to represent the university at the 12th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in early 2015. The students were chosen based on their research presentations at Research and the State, an annual on-campus event

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