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  • Local |Kansas State University | August 19, 2015

    KU bringing recruiting roadshow to Manhattan

    The University of Kansas is coming to Manhattan. Faculty and staff are embarking on a five-city tour of the state to recruit students, and their first stop will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 410 S. Third St. The 13th annual event,

  • Local |Education | August 18, 2015

    Manhattan-Ogden students return to classrooms

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    For the kindergarten students at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, Tuesday was the first first day of school ever. For the rest of Manhattan-Ogden students, it marked the end of another summer vacation. At Roosevelt, kindergarten through sixth-grade students gathered in the school’s auditorium for

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | August 18, 2015

    Board to finalize 2015-16 budget

    The USD 383 Board of Education will vote Wednesday on the final approval of the district’s budget. A public hearing for the 2015-16 school year budget will be at 6:20 p.m. The general meeting, when the board will have the vote, is scheduled to follow

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | August 18, 2015

    Police department gets high marks in annual audit

    An annual external review of the Riley County Police Department’s finances was “unqualified clean” and produced “no significant audit findings.” Carol McCullough, an accountant with Reese & Novelly, told Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board members on Monday that the police department was “professional

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | August 18, 2015

    When is the city going to fix the bricks on South Juliette Avenue?

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    Q: When are they planning to fix South Juliette directly in front of the public library? It feels like I’m driving on a washboard. A: Doggone it, we’re always sorry to bear bad tidings, but the city has no current plans to upgrade

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 18, 2015

    Commissioners approve 2016 budget

    Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday approved the county budget for 2016, following a public hearing. Seven county department heads attended the hearing, but there was no public comment on the budget, which proposes an increase in the overall tax levy of slightly less than seven-tenths of a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 18, 2015

    Couple safe after long night on Kansas River

    A Fort Riley couple new to the area spent a long night on the Kansas River near St. George Sunday after apparently becoming lost while rafting. Esther and Felix Molina were found unharmed at about 7:13 a.m. Monday by officers with the Kansas Department of

  • Local |Business | August 17, 2015

    Manhattan’s new housing supply sees steady growth

    Growth in the Manhattan area continues on a nice, healthy pace. For a brief time at the beginning of August, some numbers popped up to cause a few double-takes in a region where the news is almost always good. What happened was that Brad Claussen

  • Local |Government & Politics |Agriculture | August 17, 2015

    Despite late start, fall crops excelling

    Area crops are coming in just fine, according to information at the Riley County Commission meeting on Monday. Greg McClure, KSU-Riley County Extension agriculture agent, said he’s looking forward to the fall harvest for the area’s corn, soybean and sorghum crops. “I think

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 17, 2015

    Parks plan on city’s agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider acceptance of the Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan for the parks and recreation department during its Tuesday meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommended approval of the plan at its

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