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  • Local |Kansas State University | March 03, 2015

    Kanasas Regents on ‘10 worst’ list for free speech

    A nonprofit educational foundation on Monday named the Kansas Board of Regents one of the 10 worst entities for free speech in 2014. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) deemed the KBOR a threat to free speech, citing the enactment of a policy on social

  • Local |Business | March 02, 2015

    Donors pledge $750K to Discovery Center

    The biggest donation to date for the Flint Hills Discovery Center is coming Tuesday to the Manhattan City Commission for final approval. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Currently anonymous donors are pledging $750,000 for the naming rights of the center’s Tides

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 02, 2015

    Man denied diversion in death of bicyclist

    A Rossville man accused of causing the death of a Manhattan bicyclist after hitting him with a car in June was denied diversion because of his criminal history. Derik Kesler, 33, appeared with counsel, Tom Lemon, Topeka, in Riley County District Court on Monday morning for

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | March 02, 2015

    After surviving Friday the 13th accident, store owner now thinks he’s pretty lucky


    Growing up, Rusty Schroll’s life revolved around sports. He played baseball and basketball. He lifted weights. He parlayed a passion for football and baseball cards into his first job, at a trading card store. “I enjoyed trying to build up an impressive collection, but

  • Local | March 02, 2015

    Release at Tulane the latest breach at high-level lab

    Officials at a high-security Louisiana lab still have not determined the cause or the extent of a release of a potentially deadly type of bacteria. Investigators say there is no risk to the public. But the incident, which occurred at the Tulane National Primate Research

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 02, 2015

    County to have final health plan meetings

    The final Riley County Community Health Improvement Plan meetings will take place in northern Riley County this week. County Health Department Director Brenda Nickel told county commissioners Monday that the last scheduled CHIP meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the VFW building in Randolph.

  • Local |Business | March 01, 2015

    Sifting through 100,000 used books at library fundraiser


    Saturday morning’s snowfall wasn’t enough to keep the crowds away from this year’s book sale at Manhattan Public Library. Bob Newhouse, chairman of the event, said the biggest surprise has been the turnout. He didn’t think many people would attend because

  • Local |Business | March 01, 2015

    Local couple suing for property they thought they owned after finding ‘mix-up’

    It’s odd enough that you’d have to sue somebody for the correct title to your own property. But it gets downright bizarre when you can’t find a defendant. For way too long now, that was the puzzle facing Michael and Cheryl Erickson,

  • Local |Business | March 01, 2015

    Company gives Rock Creek new hoop after stuck-ball incident goes viral

    The shot didn’t fall, but a Rock Creek basketball player still scored a goal. To recap, Rock Creek’s Cameron Minihan attempted a last-second, game-winning shot in a Mid-East League boys middle school basketball game on Feb. 16. Minihan caught an inbounds pass with eight

  • Local |Fort Riley | March 01, 2015

    Changes to Fort Riley entry rules to begin Monday

    Beginning Monday, visitors without DoD cards will only be able to access Fort Riley through Henry Gate. The changes are the most recent of a phase-in process that will soon require background checks for visitors. Mark Dombrowski, chief of the security branch for the Directorate

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