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  • Local |Government, Politics | August 22, 2014

    Huelskamp says fort fills ‘unique’ role in military

    Huelskamp.phatch

    Rep. Tim Huelskamp made several stops in the Manhattan area on Thursday to gather information on Fort Riley’s missions ahead of a possible decision on troop reductions. An Army report released in June indicated that Fort Riley could face cuts of up to 16,000 employees

  • Local |Education | August 22, 2014

    MHS evacuated after report of fire

    Manhattan High School was evacuated Friday morning after fire alarms sounded inside the building, although no fire was reported. Students and staff filed outside at about 9:30 a.m. as Manhattan Fire Department and emergency personnel responded to the school, 2100 Poyntz Ave. Michele Jones, USD 383 communications

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | August 22, 2014

    Bello’s redwood creations showcased at Beach

    Charles Bello has dedicated his life to preserving 400 acres of redwood forest in Northern California. Now visitors to the newest exhibition at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art can get a sense of the beauty of the species. “Tree of Life:

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 21, 2014

    Bates takes the stand in child rape trial

    Christopher Bates took the stand on Thursday in Riley County District Court, where he denied the child molestation allegations that have been brought against him. The 31-year-old Fort Riley soldier faces numerous charges linked to incidents involving two sisters, 12 and 10 years old at the time,

  • Local |Education | August 21, 2014

    School board approves 2% raises

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board unanimously approved a 2015 fiscal year budget proposal Wednesday evening and gave raises to its employees. Based on the new budget, the local mill levy went up 0.04 mills to 52.49. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 of assessed, taxable property value, used

  • Local |Education |Manhattan High School | August 21, 2014

    70 football players given concussion test

    Seventy Manhattan High School football players so far have been tested in a concussion evaluation program that the school implemented this year for its athletes. MHS athletic director Mike Marsh gave a report about the program to the Manhattan-Ogden school board at a meeting on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | August 21, 2014

    Commissioners, RCPD reflect on police action in Ferguson, Mo.

    With the crisis between protesters and police forces in Ferguson, Mo., continuing to dominate the national headlines, Riley County commissioners took the opportunity Thursday morning to ask Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen if there are any lessons to be learned his officers can

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 21, 2014

    Beach exhibition to honor Peters’ legacy, talent

    As Kansas State University’s first vice president for student affairs, Chet Peters helped thousands of students with the journey from parental charge to young adult, encouraging them to use college to learn, hone talents, develop meaningful relationships and cement lifelong values. When not helping

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 21, 2014

    Faculty members develop alternative textbooks

    Through an alternative textbook initiative, Kansas State University faculty members are helping students save an estimated $423,000 a year in textbook costs. The Open Alternative Textbook Initiative - led by Brian Lindshield, associate professor of human nutrition; Andy Bennett, professor and head of the mathematics department;

  • Local | August 20, 2014

    Whooping cough spreading in Pott Co

    While many people are concerned about the Ebola outbreak in Africa, another disease — more contagious, though less deadly — is spreading in Pottawatomie County. Health officials have reported more than 80 cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in the Wamego and St. Marys areas since

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