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  • Local |Business | November 25, 2014

    State postpones vote on NBAF

    State leaders have postponed issuing bonds for a proposed federal biosecurity laboratory in Manhattan until the state bonding investment is legally capped. The State Finance Council decided Monday to postpone issuing $231 million in bonds for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility on the Kansas State

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 25, 2014

    Residents voice skepticism about building commission

    RILEY — Residents questioned the need for a new public building commission, or PBC, during a public forum with Riley County commissioners Monday at Riley Centre. The PBC would allow the county to approve building projects and issue debt without a public vote. “I thought the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 25, 2014

    Affadavit: Voices told man to kill uncle

    The man charged with a Nov. 10 murder at Belvue told authorities that voices in his head prompted him to kill his 77-year-old uncle. Christopher Arand, 36, said he used brass knuckles to knock his uncle unconscious, then put a plastic bag over his head to suffocate

  • Local |Education | November 25, 2014

    Fliter: Mail-in ballot would cost $63,500

    Members of the Manhattan-Ogden school board informed local government leaders at a Monday meeting that it would have to conduct a mail ballot if the district wanted to raise its local option budget authority to help fund USD 383 schools. The ballot, school board president Leah

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 25, 2014

    Reopening road will cost $33,000

    It will cost an estimated $33,000 to restore Mariadahl Road to county standards, Pottawatomie County commissioners learned Monday. Jim Jenkins, assistant public works director, presented the commission with cost estimates for improving the half-mile roadway on the east side of Tuttle Creek, vacated by the county

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 24, 2014

    Pool parking on agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will discuss options on Tuesday for City Park’s pool parking lot and pedestrian improvements. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. There will be no votes at the meeting. There are two options, which will cost $1.154 or $1.189

  • Local | November 24, 2014

    Organizers hope taller tree will heighten excitement at festival

    Kansas’s tallest holiday tree will stand 65 feet tall in Blue Earth Plaza at the Festival of Lights ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday. The tree is the focus of the festival, which was celebrated for the first time last year in the plaza, at

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 24, 2014

    Commission recognizes Small Business Saturday

    With the holiday shopping season’s busiest time just days away, Riley County commissioners signed a proclamation Monday morning declaring this weekend Small Business Saturday in the county. The commission’s proclamation said for every $100 that’s spent locally at a small business retailer, $68 returns

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 24, 2014

    Store evacuated after fire report

    Shoppers were evacuated from Best Buy on Monday following a report of a possible fire. Officials responded to a report of smoke in the store at about noon, according to officials. Manhattan Fire Department battalion chief Steve Shepek said a fluorescent light might have exploded,

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 24, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a time for ... overeating

    Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and feasting - lots of feasting. So is it any surprise that our eyes always seem to become so much bigger than our stomachs at this time of year? Not really, according to a Kansas State University psychological

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