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  • Local |Education | September 16, 2014

    Board to discuss separating middle school football

    School district administrators are considering separating seventh- and eighth-grade football, which have been combined since 2011. The Manhattan-Ogden school board will discuss it at a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday. According to agenda information, the reason for the proposal is to give both seventh- and eighth-graders

  • Local |Traffic | September 16, 2014

    Game traffic may affect local school bus routes

    Manhattan USD 383 bus routes around Bill Snyder Family Stadium could be delayed on Thursday by as much as 45 minutes because of Kansas State University’s 6:30 p.m. game against Auburn University. According to a report from USD 383 director of communications and school safety Michele Jones,

  • Local |Business | September 16, 2014

    Residential construction continues upward trend

    New residential construction continues unabated in Pottawatomie County, as evidenced by figures reported to the county commission Monday by Appraiser Lois Schlegel. Of the 76 property sales in August, 35 were vacant lots, according to Schlegel, an indication of continued brisk residential construction. “I think there’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | September 16, 2014

    Schoen: Review shows mother’s complaints don’t align with facts

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Board is prepared to put to bed a woman’s complaints about police treatment of her son during a shooting investigation. On Monday, Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen reviewed with the board the complaints Sophia Starks has shared

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 16, 2014

    Firefighters say stove caused Ogden house fire

    Firefighters believe an unattended stove is to blame for a house fire outside Ogden Monday night. Riley County and Manhattan firefighters responded to the house, 2438 Woodside Lane, at about 12:10 a.m. Riley County Fire Chief Pat Collins said the fire caused about $4,000 in damage. “The

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 16, 2014

    Vet warns about eggs from backyard chickens

    Whether raising chickens in your backyard as pets or as a source of fresh eggs, a Kansas State University pharmacologist says what you don’t know about your chickens could hurt you or others. Ronette Gehring, associate professor of veterinary pharmacology at the university’s

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | September 16, 2014

    Tickets still available to see stars at McCain

    Tickets are still available to see two of television’s brightest comedy stars, K-State alumnus and two-time Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet and five-time Emmy nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson, at Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium. “An Evening with Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson” will

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 15, 2014

    County receives prenatal care grant

    The Riley County Health Department has long told county commissioners that when it comes to prenatal care, the area is lacking. The region’s five-year infant mortality rate is 6.8 percent, with Riley County negatively contributing to that statistic. From 2011 to 2012, the county’s infant mortality

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 15, 2014

    Transportation plan update, audit on tap for city

    The Manhattan City Commission will hear Tuesday about the progress made on developing a regional transportation plan. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Stephanie Watts, transportation planner with the Flint Hills Regional Council, will update the commission on the Flint Hills Metropolitan

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 14, 2014

    MFD pushes for detector awareness

    Have a home with no smoke detectors or ones that aren’t working? The Manhattan Fire Department can help. The department offers free smoke detectors and will even install them in Manhattan residents’ homes. The one requirement is that the owner must live in the

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