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  • Local |Government & Politics | March 25, 2015

    Commission approves removal of tree house

    The City Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved removing a tree house on city property. The tree house is in the area of 1912 Stratton Circle on city property in Jorgenson Park. Diane Meredith and David Sauter, adjoining property owners constructing the tree house, went to a

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 25, 2015

    KSU researchers find ‘affinity switch’ that could lead to better drug treatments

    A Kansas State University-led study is helping uncover the intricate workings of how a specific “molecular machine” inside of cells is assembled. Fully understanding this process may present new target sites for drugs and may lead to better treatments for neurological diseases, cancers and other

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 25, 2015

    Six earn Edgerley-Franklin scholarships

    Kansas State University has awarded its Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship to six high school seniors for outstanding contributions to the urban communities in which they live. The university received 102 applications, and a selection committee chose 10 finalists to interview. Finalists participated in an on-campus interview and

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University |Men's Basketball | March 25, 2015

    Why did Weber dismiss Foster?

    Q: Why did Bruce Weber run off Marcus Foster from the basketball team? A: Yeah, that’s the question, isn’t it? There’s been no explanation, but there are clues that point to drugs. Foster was the leading scorer on the team the past

  • Local |Business | March 24, 2015

    Foundation recognizes community service leaders

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    The givers in the community received recognition on Monday evening. Around 500 people attended the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s second-annual Community Foundation Awards at the Hilton Garden Inn. The award winners had a chance to tell the audience why donating and volunteering is important for

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 24, 2015

    Police ask for $381K budget increase

    The Riley County Police Department proposed a 2016 budget draft to the Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday that calls for spending nearly 2 percent more next year. The draft calls for a budget of $19,763,753.98 in 2016, which is $381,000 more than the 2015 budget. The law board is responsible

  • Local |Education | March 24, 2015

    Board to consider moving Open Door

    Consolidating USD 383’s Adult Learning Center and Open Door programs would save about $15,000 for the district. The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider a one-year lease for the top floor of a building at 205 S. Fourth St., which is owned by ICON Investments. The board meets

  • Local | March 24, 2015

    Plan projects Manhattan growth to extend eastward

    Manhattan and its surrounding area are expected to grow rapidly in the next 20 years, and much of that growth will be eastward into Pottawatomie County. That’s the prediction of planners who presented the 2014 Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan on Monday to Pottawatomie County commissioners.

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | March 24, 2015

    What kind of gas is best for my mower?

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    Q: I have been told that ethanol in gasoline is bad for small engines like lawn mowers, chainsaws and trimmers. Where can a person purchase gasoline without ethanol? A: Well, if we take your actual question first, ethanol-free gasoline is available lots of places. At

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 24, 2015

    Soldier seeking plea in daughter’s death

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of murdering his infant daughter was granted a continuance for his arraignment on Monday. Alexander McConnell, an Army specialist, appeared in the custody of the Riley County Jail and was represented by his attorney Lora Ingels. Ingels requested a continuance

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