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  • Local |Government & Politics | June 05, 2015

    City officials plan no cleanup after storm

    City manager Ron Fehr said on Friday that Manhattan isn’t planning a citywide cleanup effort following Thursday night’s storms that downed trees and knocked out power. Forestry and public works crews will continue to remove tree branches and debris from public roadways, Fehr

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 05, 2015

    Friends of K-State Libraries to present ‘Jazz in June’ event

    The Friends of the K-State Libraries will present “Jazz in June: The Colors of Jazz,” featuring the Kansas State University Faculty Jazztet, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, in Hale Library’s Hemisphere Room. Guests will enjoy an evening of jazz, delicious snacks, wine and beer.

  • Local |Business | June 05, 2015

    Area artists to participate in art fair at Washburn

    TOPEKA — Three area artists will participate in the 23rd annual Mulvane Art Fair at Washburn University on Saturday and Sunday. Kristin Collier of Alta Vista, Pake McNally of Belvue and Judith Willingham of Manhattan will be part of the 90-plus artists from 17 states who will

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 05, 2015

    KSU’s Launch a Business starts with kickoff event

    Entrepreneurs, mentors and College of Business Administration faculty and students came together recently to stimulate the Kansas startup economy with a kickoff event for the Kansas State University Launch a Business program. The program, which is sponsored by KS State Bank and the college’s

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 05, 2015

    2 vet students place second in essay contest

    Two Kansas State University veterinary medical students recently placed in the 2015 Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical History Society. The competition’s winning essays included those penned by the university’s Ellen Kim, Denver, Colorado, and Stephanie Liao, Pleasanton,

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 04, 2015

    Phillips questions unbalanced budget

    A local state House representative questioned the logic of passing an unbalanced budget. The Kansas House passed a $6.4 billion budget bill Wednesday with a 64-48 vote. However, the Legislature has not yet passed a tax bill, and the budget has a $400 million shortfall. Rep. Tom

  • Local |Education | June 04, 2015

    Board names turf for coach Lew Lane

    Manhattan High School principal Greg Hoyt, and others in the room, shed a few tears as he talked about his former football coach Lew Lane at Wednesday’s school board meeting. Hoyt asked the Manhattan-Ogden school board to approve naming the Bishop Stadium playing field

  • Local | June 04, 2015

    Neighborhoods to join in Manhattan Day

    Residents will celebrate the neighborly spirit of the city’s founders with block parties this weekend. Saturday is Manhattan Day, the 15th annual celebration of the city’s beginnings. The event honors the way that two groups of settlers in the middle of the 19th

  • Local |Education | June 04, 2015

    Board cuts positions, boosts pay for assistant teachers

    USD 383 will employ fewer assistant preschool teachers, but the district will pay more for those positions. After preschool director Elisabeth Nelson told of problems trying to get a credential for assistant teachers required under the Kansas Preschool Program grant, the Manhattan-Ogden school board Wednesday unanimously

  • Local |Business | June 04, 2015

    Area home sales continue to climb

    Residential home sales continue to rise in Riley County, and the median sale price is so far outpacing 2014. County appraiser Greg McHenry told commissioners Thursday that his office logged 453 home sales through May, an increase of 45, or 11 percent, from the same time period in 2014. The

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