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  • Local |Education | June 03, 2015

    Manhattan delegate wins state office in mock government

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    A Manhattan High School student was elected as the commissioner of insurance of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas on Tuesday. Joshua Schwartz, who will be a senior, beat Luke Lozenski of Leavenworth in Tuesday’s election. Held annually on K-State’s campus, Boys

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 03, 2015

    Commissioners move to hike parking fines

    It will cost drivers a bit more if they park illegally in the near future. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved the first reading of a reorganization and consolidation of parking ordinances. The change in parking fines for limited-time parking, no parking during designated times

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 03, 2015

    City awards contract for airport facility

    Design work will begin for a new facility to serve people on private planes at Manhattan Regional Airport. The Manhattan City Commission authorized on Tuesday a $70,000 agreement with Schultz Construction to start the first phase of the new fixed base operator (FBO) building. Schultz is

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 03, 2015

    County shifting to postcards for vehicle renewal notices

    Beginning in August, drivers will no longer receive motor vehicle renewal notice forms. Instead, the state will send out postcards that will instruct motorists to go online and print out their forms. Riley County Treasurer Shilo Heger originally had considered having the county take on

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 03, 2015

    K-State vet medicine graduate wins scholarship from Bayer

    A new doctor of veterinary medicine graduate from Wichita is Kansas State University’s recipient of a Bayer Excellence in Communication Award from Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health. Anna Champagne, who received her degree in May from the College of Veterinary Medicine, was among the

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | June 02, 2015

    K-State making furlough plans

    Kansas State University officials are developing a plan to furlough employees if the Legislature doesn’t adopt a budget by midnight Saturday. In a letter to university staff, K-State president Kirk Schulz said the administration will provide guidelines for implementing potential furloughs in the next

  • Local |Education | June 02, 2015

    Board to consider cuts, pay increases

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider cutting some preschool assistant teaching positions while raising the pay for the remaining positions. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. Elisabeth Nelson, USD 383 director of early learning programs, is proposing using grant money

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 02, 2015

    Man sentenced to 25 years for role in JC murder

    A Kansas City man was sentenced on Monday in Geary County District Court to more than 25 years in prison for the Sept. 7, 2013, shooting death of a Junction City man. Anthony Nichols, 35, pleaded no contest to charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery in April. Judge

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | June 02, 2015

    How long are demolition permits from the city valid?

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    Q: Do demolition permits expire?  On October 2, 2012, on a vote of 3-1, the Manhattan City Commission approved a demolition permit requested by the property owner of 1446 Laramie St., but the property has yet to be demolished.  If the permit has expired, does the

  • Local |Education | June 02, 2015

    14 local kids attending Boys State

    Young men from across the state are learning about the political process. More than 450 incoming high school seniors are participating in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy. Boys State is a “learning-by-doing” political exercise that simulates elections, political parties

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