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  • Local |Education | January 28, 2015

    Budget committee has first meeting

    A budget committee tasked with helping trim USD 383’s budget by $1.9 million to $4.1 million will consider cutting everything from jobs to slashing utility costs. The 60-member Budget Advisory Committee will study a range of cost-cutting moves over several weeks and make suggestions to the Manhattan-Ogden

  • Local |Business | January 28, 2015

    Group: We want to help with auditorium project

    Residents on Tuesday said they want to raise funds for Peace Memorial Auditorium improvements. Dave Fiser, president of the Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium, said during the Manhattan City Commission work session that the group hopes to work with city commissioners during the planning and

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 28, 2015

    Judge: Cost prohibits many from getting justice

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    The biggest problem in accessing the legal system in Riley County is the ability to pay for a lawyer, a local judge said on Tuesday. Speaking at the Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice’s quarterly potluck, Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser said most of the

  • Local |Business | January 28, 2015

    ‘Sniper’ resonates despite controversy


    “American Sniper” begins with the lead character trying to decide whether or not to shoot a child, and the emotional level that it maintains throughout the film is reflected off the silver screen. Clint Eastwood’s latest directorial venture starring Bradley Cooper is drawing attention

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 28, 2015

    New patching material chosen for Belvue Bridge

    Commissioners from two counties agreed Monday to proceed with a new patching material for the Belvue Bridge — at least on a trial basis. Meeting in joint session Monday afternoon at Alma, Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee County Commissioners continued a discussion of both short and long-term solutions

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 28, 2015

    Rape suspect arrested

    A Manhattan man was arrested Tuesday on two Wabaunsee County warrants and given a high bond for an August rape incident. Clayton Skylar Garibaldi, 18, 411 Laramie St., faces charges of rape, aggravated assault, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, aggravated indecent solicitation of a child and

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 28, 2015

    KSU nominates four for Truman scholarship

    Kansas State University has nominated four students for the 2015 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The Truman Scholarship recognizes college students who are committed to careers in public service, government or the nonprofit sector. Ciara Chambers, a junior in political science, Spanish and international studies with a

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | January 27, 2015

    ‘We have to feed 9.5 billion by 2050’


    The world will need to produce more food in the next 35 years than it has in its entire history, said a global food expert who spoke at K-State on Monday. A packed McCain Auditorium audience listened to Robert Fraley, the executive vice president and chief

  • Local |Fort Riley | January 27, 2015

    Local leaders prepare for meeting with Army

    Community leaders are preparing in force for a meeting next month to talk about Fort Riley ahead of a potential troop reduction at the military installation. John Armbrust, the executive director of the Governor’s Military Council, talked about strategies at a Monday intergovernmental luncheon

  • Local |Education | January 27, 2015

    Starnes named USD 329 superintendent

    Riley County Superintendent Brad Starnes has been hired as the new superintendent for Mill Creek Valley USD 329. The board announced the decision to staff members after a special meeting Monday. Starnes, who resigned from his post at Riley County USD 378 effective June 30, said he is

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