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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 17, 2015

    One person injured in fire

    One person was injured in a residential fire early Thursday morning in Manhattan. At 2:28 a.m., the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to a two-story residence at 926 Connecticut Ave. Upon arrival, crews found a light haze of smoke in the structure, and the occupants had

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 17, 2015

    2 bids submitted for University Park sewer improvement project

    Riley County commissioners on Thursday compared bids for the University Park sewer improvement project. The engineer’s estimate from BG Consultants came in at around $3 million. The bids received — from Utility Solutions LLC and Tri-Star Utilities — were $2.56 million and $4.32 million, respectively. Commissioners voted to submit

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 16, 2015

    K-State want to change name of Salina campus to K-State Polytechnic

    Kansas State University officials on Wednesday announced a plan to change the name of one of its campuses. K-State Salina would become K-State Polytechnic. “We have initiated the process with the KS Regents to change the name from K-State Salina to K-State Polytechnic — more details

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 16, 2015

    Jobs report pleases leaders

    The Manhattan City Commission is pleased with the overall direction of economic development. Commissioners spoke Tuesday about a 2014 economic development report that provided compliance updates on agreements signed by companies receiving economic development money. This economic development money comes from the 1994 half-cent citywide sales tax,

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | September 16, 2015

    Workers putting finishing touches on engineering building expansion


    Contractors are putting the final touches on K-State’s new engineering complex, set to open this fall. The university plans to continue to grow its engineering program in upcoming years — in accordance with the statewide University Engineering Initiative Act — and sought new facilities to help

  • Local |Business | September 16, 2015

    Future of Wamego church building uncertain after recommendation

    The future of a former church building remains in doubt after an architect recommended that the Wamego school district avoid renovating the structure. The Wamego building formerly known as St. Bernard’s Catholic Church originally was scheduled to be razed by the Catholic archdiocese as

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 16, 2015

    Commission supports $7.3M in treatment plant upgrades

    The Manhattan City Commission indicated its support on Tuesday for a $7.3 million project to improve the Water Treatment Plant. In 2012, the city completed a project that increased the treatment capacity of the plant to roughly 30 million gallons per day. City officials said further improvements are

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 16, 2015

    Police make third arrest in robbery case

    Police have arrested a third suspect related to a series of robberies earlier this month that led to a lockdown of the Kansas State University campus, and they’re still looking for one more. Riley County Police Department officers arrested Janir Vega, 17, Manhattan, in connection

  • Local |Business | September 15, 2015

    Stampede announces headliners, shortened schedule

    Country Stampede officials announced on Tuesday the 2016 festival headliners and a new schedule. Dierks Bentley will headline Thursday and Sam Hunt will also perform. Tim McGraw will headline Friday, and Jake Owen will headline Saturday. Veteran Stampeders might notice that Sunday is missing a headliner.

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | September 15, 2015

    Is the country club planning to offer public play opportunities?

    Q: Is there any truth to the gossip about the Manhattan Country Club going to a semi-private status, and allowing some form of public play? It would be great for area golfers to have access to another first-class course. A: Sorry, but unless somebody’s

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