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  • Local |Education | February 26, 2015

    Board to vote on ballot measure

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board could decide to ask voters for more taxing authority as early as next week. At a retreat on Wednesday, board members discussed holding a mail-in ballot election that would allow the district to raise its local option budget taxing authority. Members

  • Local |Business | February 26, 2015

    Housing Authority to relocate residents

    Sometime this year, the Manhattan Housing Authority Apartment Towers will be vacated temporarily. The residents will move out while construction crews come in to rehab the towers with mold remediation, asbestos removal, flooring replacement, thermal moisture protection and changing of fixtures. JoAnn Sutton, executive director

  • Local | February 26, 2015

    Attorney: There’s still work to be done with civil rights

    Eric Seitz went to Mississippi in December 1964 to help rebuild a church that had been destroyed because it was being used as a home base for civil rights activity. “I was terrified,” he said Wednesday during a lecture sponsored by the Manhattan Alliance for Peace

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 26, 2015

    KBI investigating death of 24-year-old inmate in Pott County Jail

    A 24-year-old Pottawatomie County Jail inmate was pronounced dead in the early morning hours Wednesday. The inmate, whom the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office has not identified because officials have not been able to notify family members, was found unresponsive in his cell just after

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 26, 2015

    Bridge bids come in below estimate

    Bids for a proposed bridge replacement southeast of Manhattan generally came in below estimate during a bid opening at Thursday’s Riley County Commission meeting. County engineers had anticipated the replacement to cost $274,000, but three of the four bids were below the estimate. Ebert Construction

  • Local |Education | February 26, 2015

    Board discusses options to relieve school crowding

    Manhattan-Ogden school board members brainstormed for possible solutions to a crowding issue in some USD 383 schools at a Wednesday retreat. Numbers from a Jan. 22 enrollment count show that there are 555 kindergartners enrolled among the district’s nine elementary schools, one of the largest classes, associate

  • Local |Business | February 25, 2015

    Tallgrass expects production at new facility to start soon


    After having been home to a call center for Western Wireless, Alltel Wireless and Verizon Wireless, the building at 5960 Technology Circle is almost ready for its new purpose. Early next month, Tallgrass Brewing Company will start producing beer in its new $5 million brewery at the

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 25, 2015

    Residents: Don’t rob jobs fund

    Some residents voiced their concerns about the potential use of the city’s economic development fund Tuesday. The Manhattan City Commission held a work session to discuss projects being funded by the half-cent sales tax initiative for economic development. Voters approved the tax in 2012. More

  • Local |Education | February 25, 2015

    Voters grant USD 384 more taxing power

    Residents in the Blue Valley school district voted to increase the school board’s property taxing authority in a mail ballot election completed Tuesday. “I feel very good about it,” Blue Valley USD 384 superintendent Brady Burton said. “I think it’s a very positive reflection

  • Local |Business | February 25, 2015

    Manhattan home to state’s ‘best restaurant’


    Manhattan is home to the best restaurant in the state, according to one national website. Business Insider, a website devoted to business and technology news, named Harry’s the best restaurant in Kansas on its list of best eateries in each state. “It speaks volumes

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