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  • Local |Business | March 08, 2015

    Faux celebration starts in neighborhoods, moves to Aggieville


    One thing college students apparently are eager to get up early for is Fake Patty’s Day. “It’s Fake Patty’s Day!” a man’s voice proclaimed Saturday announcing the commencement of the annual faux holiday celebration to the neighborhood surrounding Ratone Street. “It’

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 08, 2015

    City, county applying for $25M HUD grant

    Perhaps that frightening yearly wait to see if the waters of Wildcat Creek might once again rip through people and property on the west side of Manhattan could be coming to an end. Perhaps. In a situation that seems as sudden as the floods themselves,

  • Local |Business | March 08, 2015

    Airport officials unveil new terminal


    Commercial plane passengers will experience new surroundings arriving and leaving Manhattan starting this week. The Manhattan Regional Airport had an open house Friday to celebrate the completion of the first phase of its two-phase passenger terminal expansion. Once both phases are completed, passengers will board

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 08, 2015

    Police report 19 arrests at FPD briefing

    As of 8 p.m on Saturday, police had arrested 19 people during Fake Patty’s Day. “We’ve actually had a fairly good start to the day compared to last year and years past,” said Riley County police Public Information Officer Matt Droge at the event’

  • Local | March 08, 2015

    Oral history project preserves memories of WWII vets


    As the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II approaches, a local resource offers a glimpse into the personal side of the war. As interest in the war and those who fought in it increases, a Riley County Historical Society project offers a

  • Local |Business | March 07, 2015

    McCullough promotes HUD employee

    McCullough Development, Inc., promoted Sharon Burnett to director of Housing and Urban Development operations. Burnett began her employment with MDI in 1987 in an administrative capacity for MDI’s HUD properties, which are leased to individuals 62 years and older and/or who are mobility impaired. MDI

  • Local |Business | March 07, 2015

    Manhattan architect elected as state chapter president

    Tim Clark, an architect in Manhattan, has been elected president of the Kansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Clark will be one of the state association leaders presiding over “KanStruct 2015,” the first joint conference of construction industry professionals in Kansas. A native of

  • Local |Business | March 07, 2015

    Howe Landscape gets new owners, name change

    Howe Landscape, Inc. was recently purchased by its three current managers — Cory LeMay, Todd Lagerman and Ryan Lynch. The company is changing its name to PrairieStone, Inc., this month.  LeMay has more than 25 years of experience in the landscape design industry and will serve

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 07, 2015

    Car chase spans 2 counties, driver abandons vehicle

    Officials are still searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle that officers from the Wamego and St. Marys police departments chased on Friday. The chase spanned Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties. The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office was alerted the chase was about to enter

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

    NBAF construction to begin in May

    May will likely mark the start of building the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF. Congress on Tuesday passed a bill that included the remaining $300 million to complete the $1.25 billion animal disease research laboratory. Construction on the lab’s central utility plant has been

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