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  • Local |Business | July 22, 2015

    Revenue tops forecast at register of deeds office

    A change in mortgage registration fees hasn’t reduced county revenues as officials originally feared. Riley County register of deeds Debbie Regester said on Tuesday her office took in about $665,000 during the first half of 2015, compared to $637,000 over the same period in 2014. In the first

  • Local | July 22, 2015

    City Pool expected to reopen Thursday after poop problem

    City Pool in Manhattan was closed Wednesday for biohazard cleaning after a person defecated in it on Tuesday. The pool is expected to reopen Thursday. “Manhattan Parks and Recreation follows CDC recommendations for responding to fecal incidents in chlorinated recreation water venues,” said Angie Sutton,

  • Local |Business | July 22, 2015

    Owner cites shifting habits in closing Aggieville store

    The shift from dine-in to delivery by consumers contributed to the decision to close the Pizza Hut in Aggieville, restaurant officials said Tuesday. The Aggieville location will close at 11 p.m. Sunday after being open at 1121 Moro St. since October 1960. It is the oldest continuously

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | July 22, 2015

    City approves bonds for Manko expansion

    Manhattan city commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved issuing approximately $7.75 million in industrial revenue bonds for Manko Window Systems for a 19,000-square-foot expansion for storage and fabrication space at the facility at 800 Hayes Drive. Manko would make the lease payments to Kansas State Bank. The city

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | July 22, 2015

    Sunset Zoo to improve exhibits for big cats, sloth bear

    Sunset Zoo has moved forward with improving its Malaysian tiger, sloth bear and Amur leopard exhibits. Within the consent agenda on Tuesday, the Manhattan City Commission approved a contract for professional architectural services with GLMV Architecture of Wichita for an amount not to exceed $160,000. The

  • Local |Business | July 21, 2015

    Aggieville location, chain’s oldest, to close Sunday

    Pizza Hut officials confirmed Tuesday that the franchise’s longest-running restaurant will close. The restaurant has been open at 1121 Moro St. in Aggieville since October 1960, making it the oldest continuously operating Pizza Hut in the world. Manhattan resident Bernie Butler owns the restaurant. He did

  • Local |Business | July 21, 2015

    Survey: Workers happy at RCPD

    An internal survey of Riley County Police Department shows employees are mostly happy, despite some concerns of favoritism. According to results presented Monday to the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board, the 137 surveyed employees generally perceive their jobs as important and have a clear understanding

  • Local |Education | July 21, 2015

    Nurses on front line of keeping USD 383 students healthy

    They administer medications for runny noses during the winter, give health talks and keep track of documentation of immunizations and physicals. At USD 383, eight school nurses (along with six or seven health aides) care for about 6,500 students, according to a report on the district’s

  • Local |Education | July 21, 2015

    New president sets sights on expanding MATC’s role in community


    Jim Genandt is not a traditionalist. He’s entrepreneurial, he said, and that’s the way he wants to run Manhattan Area Technical College as its new president. “The two things that drive me nuts to hear are that we’ve always done it this

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 21, 2015

    Stampede incidents down significantly

    Criminal infractions at the annual Country Stampede at Tuttle Creek State Park have dropped significantly in the past two years. Two hundred infractions were reported to the Pottawatomie County attorney’s office following this year’s Stampede, County Attorney Sherry Schuck told county commissioners Monday. “

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