Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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  • Local |Education | January 16, 2015

    Second person files for seat on USD 383 board

    A second person filed on Friday to run for the Manhattan-Ogden school board. Incumbent and past USD 383 school board president Curt Herrman put his name in for the April election. Herrman has served on the board for the past eight years. “I think my knowledge

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | January 16, 2015

    City planning to restore rose garden fountain

    The city is currently taking bids on a project that would restore the City Park Rose Garden Fountain. The cast iron fountain was originally constructed in 1895. Officials started accepting bids on Friday, and the bidding process will continue until 3 p.m. Jan. 30. Work on the

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 15, 2015

    K-State engineer initiative on track

    TOPEKA — A 2011 initiative to increase Kansas engineering graduates among three universities by almost 60 percent appears to be on track. The Kansas Board of Regents received an update on the University Engineering Initiative Act at its meeting on Wednesday. The initiative’s goal is to have 1,365

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 15, 2015

    House passes NBAF bill

    Securing the final $300 million needed for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility took another positive step on Wednesday. The U.S. House passed the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015 with a 236-191 vote. The bill stalled at the end of the previous legislative

  • Local |Business | January 15, 2015

    Manhattan native ‘thrilled’ at movie’s Oscar nods


    A Manhattan native who helped create a movie that earned five Oscar nominations today said he was “thrilled” and even a little surprised at the number. Mike Coleman, who grew up here and graduated from Manhattan High in 1989, is an executive producer of “Foxcatcher,” which

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 15, 2015

    Manhattan burglary nets $20,000 in items, cash

    Police are investigating a burglary at Flint Hills Place where $20,000 worth of items were stolen. Joseph Morris, 30, reported to Riley County police that someone stole approximately $20,000 in items and cash from his apartment, 1336 Flint Hills Place, between late December and Wednesday. Morris reported that a

  • Local |Business | January 14, 2015

    Weather, policy play role in late, canceled flights


    American Eagle, the sole airline that operates out of Manhattan Regional Airport, consistently has been the worst performing airline in the nation in terms of on-time performance. Last year, American Eagle ranked first in flights with delays above two hours by the U.S. Department

  • Local |Business | January 14, 2015

    Airport facility might use eco-devo money

    Economic development funds could be used to build a building at the Manhattan Regional Airport, based on discussion at the Manhattan City Commission meeting on Tuesday. The commission held a joint work session with the Airport Advisory Board to discuss constructing a new fixed-base operator (

  • Local | January 14, 2015

    Someone you otter meet at the zoo

    New otter (2).phatch

    Community members may have to wait up to two months to see a new otter at Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo, but they can participate in naming it. The zoo recently welcomed a 7-year-old female Asian small-clawed otter. She will join Bagus, an 11-year-old male otter,

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 14, 2015

    Manhattan city manager honored for service

    A state group has awarded Manhattan city manager Ron Fehr its top honor for his work in the community. The Kansas Association of City/County Management recently gave Fehr the Buford M. Watson Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Management. Fehr received the award at

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