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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 05, 2014

    Ogden man held for 4 felony counts

    An Ogden man was bound over on four felony counts after a preliminary hearing Friday for his role in an aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery in July. Timothy Holmes, 43, will face two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated burglary. An additional count

  • Local |Education | September 05, 2014

    MHS junior wins car for perfect attendance

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    After a year of perfect attendance, a Manhattan High School student won a drawing and received a car as a reward for his efforts. Colton Joyce, a junior, was one of 24 students who qualified to enter a drawing to win a 2008 Nissan Sentra last week.

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 05, 2014

    University establishes Confucius Institute

    The Confucius Institute at K-State will be the 102nd Confucius Institute in the U.S. and the second institute in Kansas. Confucius Institutes promote, enhance and elevate understanding of the Chinese language and culture, as well as create exchanges between Chinese and U.S. academic

  • Local |Business | September 04, 2014

    Home sales, values up in Riley County

    Home sales and values appear to be on the increase in Riley County. County appraiser Greg McHenry told county commissioners Thursday morning that 850 homes have been sold this year as of Aug. 22, which is 39 more than had been sold by the same date in 2013. The

  • Local |Education | September 04, 2014

    District to replace 5 aging buses in fleet

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    USD 383 will spend about $450,000 for six buses to replace some that didn’t pass an annual inspection. The Manhattan-Ogden school board approved a request by the district’s transportation director, Doug Messer, at a Wednesday meeting. Five of the buses will be bought used at $69,669

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 04, 2014

    MPO leader says agreement key to project funding

    The more regional leaders can agree on projects, the more likely it is that the Kansas Department of Transportation will fund them, said Stephanie Watts at a meeting Wednesday. “Projects that have involvement and support from multiple jurisdictions will have more of KDOT’s attention,”

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 04, 2014

    Douglas series to focus on business, education issues

    Two individuals known for influencing public policy will be the speakers for the fall 2014 Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues at Kansas State University. The lecture series is sponsored by UFM Community Learning Center. Jeffrey Hollender, social entrepreneur and co-founder of Seventh Generation, will

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 04, 2014

    Chair design earns recognition

    A versatile chair design has earned a recent Kansas State University graduate a high finish at an international furniture-making competition. Richard Thompson, Olathe, a May 2014 master’s graduate in interior architecture and product design, won second place in the commercial design division of the International

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | September 03, 2014

    Commissioners approve Phase 2 airport contract

    Expansion of Manhattan Regional Airport will move forward even though wages for the federally-funded project could be pushed higher. The Manhattan City Commission approved Tuesday the contract for second phase of the Manhattan Regional Airport project. The Weitz Company, LLC, of Lenexa, the project’s

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 03, 2014

    City’s growth slowing

    Manhattan’s growth is starting to level off, an official with the Kansas State University finance department said on Wednesday morning. Eric Higgins, head of the Kansas State University finance department, gave a report on the local economy to about 50 city and business officials at

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