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  • Local |Education | January 23, 2015

    MHS forensics team looks to pick up where debate left off


    Manhattan High School debate and forensics team’s classroom is encrusted with trophies, plaques and awards won throughout the program’s 50-year history. Ceiling tiles have been removed to accommodate plastic columns, silver spires and mahogany frames that sprout from every cabinet top like stalagmites.

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | January 23, 2015

    Eco-devo money focus of retreat

    City commissioners were asked to look to ahead as they debated what to do with remaining economic development funds at a Thursday retreat. “I just wanted to have this discussion because I didn’t feel we were looking at the big picture,” Commissioner Karen McCulloh

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 23, 2015

    Victim testifies at hearing on July marijuana robbery

    A witness recounted being robbed at gunpoint on Thursday at a preliminary hearing for a former MHS athlete accused of stealing marijuana. Hudson Philip testified in Riley County Court about the July 10 incident when two men — Trey Campbell, 21, and Ty Suggs, 21, both of Manhattan — robbed

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | January 23, 2015

    How much does that roundabout really cost?

    Q: Will it really cost the city $5 million to build a roundabout? A: No. Well, at least the answer is no if you’re referring to the proposed roundabout at the intersection where West Anderson Avenue crosses Kimball Avenue as it becomes Scenic Drive. There

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 23, 2015

    Victim testifies in rape hearing

    A Fort Riley soldier who is accused of rape in an Aug. 30 incident in the parking lot of the local movie theater appeared in court Friday morning for his preliminary hearing. Spc. Sean Wedgwood, 23, Fort Riley, allegedly raped a woman, born in 1995 and identified in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 23, 2015

    Man pleads in stabbing case

    An Ogden man accused of stabbing a man in the neck during a July robbery pleaded no contest on Thursday to aggravated battery. As part of his plea negotiations, Johnny Cossey, 38, had the remainder of his charges dismissed for his role in the July 20 robbery

  • Local |Education | January 23, 2015

    7th person files for USD 378

    A seventh person filed to run for a spot on the Riley County school board Thursday afternoon. Jared Larson of Leonardville put his name in for the April 7 election. He is a third-grade teacher at Keith L. Ware Elementary on Fort Riley. “I’m from

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 22, 2015

    In Lawrence speech, Obama reiterates need for child care, equal pay for women


    LAWRENCE — Thousands of people watched as President Barack Obama spoke about strengthening the middle class on Thursday during a speech on the University of Kansas campus. A sign that read “Middle Class Economics” appeared in the background as he spoke, a theme that Obama pushed

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | January 22, 2015

    MHS journalists get chance to cover speech with pros


    LAWRENCE — Two local teenagers were among the members of the press covering President Barack Obama’s speech at the University of Kansas Thursday. News editor Madeline Marshall and staff member Maya Minocha of The Mentor, Manhattan High School’s student newspaper, became the lucky students.

  • Local |Business | January 22, 2015

    District facing $2.75M shortfall

    A school official told the Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday that the district could receive less money from the state and increased health insurance costs in its next budget. USD 383 director of business services Lew Faust said Gov. Sam Brownback’s recent proposal to allocate

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