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  • Local |Fort Riley | October 16, 2014

    Army, National Guard activating units here

    Two military units are being activated in the Manhattan area this week. The 1st Infantry Division reactivated an engineer unit at Fort Riley on Thursday, and the Kansas National Guard will activate a new unit in Manhattan on Sunday. The Army’s 82nd Engineer Battalion

  • Local | October 16, 2014

    KHI official calls media’s coverage of Ebola ‘mixed’

    Lecture.phatch

    Jim McLean said during the 15th-annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media Thursday morning that media coverage of the Ebola virus has been good and bad. McLean, the executive editor at the non-profit Kansas Health Institute News Service and former editor and reporter at the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 16, 2014

    Date set for man charged in K-State student’s death

    Gregory Haug Jr. will be arraigned later this month on four felony charges in connection with the death of a K-State student last November. Haug, 21, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday morning before Judge William Malcolm in Riley County district Magistrate Court. In

  • Local |Business | October 16, 2014

    CVB official: Hotel occupancy rates up

    RANDOLPH — Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Karen Hibbard reported to Riley County commissioners Thursday morning on tourism numbers in the Little Apple and some of her findings told a different story than what they expected. “I had heard that we were struggling with hotel

  • Local |Education | October 16, 2014

    Staff sheds tears of joy for Ogden Elementary’s Blue Ribbon

    Some Ogden Elementary faculty and staff shed happy tears as they were recognized by the Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday for being a National Blue Ribbon School. Ogden Elementary won Blue Ribbon status for closing achievement gaps in reading and math scores on Sept. 29. “Heartiest

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 16, 2014

    Magic show, experiments part of local chemistry week events

    Kansas State University has several events planned to observe National Chemistry Week. National Chemistry Week, a week focused on how chemistry supports everyone and contributes to quality of life and the nation’s economy, is Oct. 19-25. It is an annual outreach program that is

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 16, 2014

    Spend more time picking health insurance, specialist says

    Consumers spend more time picking out a television than picking out health insurance - and that could be a costly mistake, says a Kansas State University community health specialist. “According to a recent consumer report, people spend about 15 minutes choosing a health insurance plan, which

  • Local | October 15, 2014

    Manhattan Catholic leaders respond to Vatican document on accepting gays

    Local Catholic leaders gave some cautions to consider in response to a document the church released this week that seemed to indicate a shift in attitude toward gay people, divorced people and non-traditional families. Their caveats: It’s still a working document, and it doesn’

  • Local |Business | October 15, 2014

    Local firewood key to slowing beetle’s advance

    Though an invasive beetle hasn’t been found in Riley County, the Kansas Forest Service is urging residents to purchase firewood locally to help preserve area ash trees. “The emerald ash borer is a small, green, metallic beetle that was first detected in the United

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 15, 2014

    Man denied bail reduction in infant death

    A Fort Riley soldier charged with first-degree murder and child abuse was denied a request to reduce his bond. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared in Riley County District Court via webcam on Tuesday afternoon from the Riley County Jail. His attorney, Lora Ingels, requested that his bond

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