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  • Local |Government & Politics | July 08, 2015

    City moves to protect sexual orientation in hiring policy

    The Manhattan City Commission directed city manager Ron Fehr on Tuesday to add sexual orientation as a protected class in the city’s hiring policy. Mayor Karen McCulloh made the request at the end of the meeting, using the June 26 ruling by the U.S.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2015

    Crop advisers dig in at K-State continuing education field day

    About 180 certified crop advisers are learning more about soil fertility, water management, crop diseases, weed identification and other agronomic topics this week at K-State. “Certified crop advisers kind of bring all of this knowledge together and help farmers make better decisions,” Cristie Edwards, a Kansas

  • Local |Traffic |Government & Politics | July 08, 2015

    City approves Anderson Avenue roundabout

    The Manhattan City Commission voted Tuesday in favor of building a roundabout at the West Anderson Avenue and Scenic Drive intersection. The commission spoke in favor of the roundabout during a December meeting in part because officials said it’s the safer option. This will

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2015

    K-State, Flint Hills Discovery Center partner on community concert

    Kansas State University Engineering Extension and the Flint Hills Discovery Center are sponsoring a community concert for conservation on July 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Blue Earth Plaza in Manhattan. The free concert is one of the last Kansas activities planned for the European

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 07, 2015

    KSU Foundation announces 3 tenants at new office complex

    The Kansas State University Office Park under construction at the north end of campus has obtained three tenants before its opening. Garmin International Inc., U.S. Engineering and Veterinary and Biomedical Research Center will be lead tenants in the first of four buildings in the

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 07, 2015

    Board favors adopting parks plan

    The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommended approval of the recently completed Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan during its Monday meeting. The recommendation now moves forward for consideration by the Manhattan City Commission at its Aug. 18 meeting. The plan provides recommendations to guide Manhattan officials to

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 07, 2015

    Harvest could undo bridge work

    Pottawatomie County commissioners are hopeful that recent gains on the Belvue Bridge aren’t lost during this fall’s harvest. Jim Jenkins, assistant public works director, said Monday a patching project on the bridge east of Belvue has been completed, and that he has heard

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 07, 2015

    Rescuers help 6 kayakers on river to safety

    The Manhattan Fire Department water rescue team assisted the Fort Riley Fire Department and Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism officials during a water rescue Monday afternoon. MFD chief Scott French said three children and three adults were kayaking on the Kansas River within the boundaries

  • Local |Business | July 07, 2015

    Cosmetology instructor ‘ecstatic’ after winning car


    Evelyn Conway had no idea when she was called into work Monday afternoon that when she arrived, she would be given a brand-new car. Conway has worked as an instructor at Bellus Academy cosmetology school in Manhattan since it opened five years ago. Great Clips,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 07, 2015

    Ex-soldier sentenced to 10 years for sexual abuse

    A former Fort Riley soldier was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a girl as young as 4 years old. James W. Duke, 52, was sentenced in federal court in Topeka after he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse as

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