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  • 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

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 20, 2014

    Viral ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ for ALS hits K-State

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reached Kansas State University recently. K-State football captains BJ Finney, Jake Waters, Ryan Mueller, Jonathan Truman and Tyler Lockett “challenged” other K-Staters in a YouTube video after Hollywood actor and K-State alumnus Eric Stonestreet challenged them to dump buckets of

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 20, 2014

    Commission passes not-quite-flat mill levy 3-2

    The city commission adopted its 2015 budget on Tuesday despite Mayor Wynn Butler and Commissioner John Matta sticking to their guns on aiming for a flat mill levy. The 2015 budget is $134.13 million with a mill levy of 43.942 mills, an increase of $3.34 million and 0.518 mills from 2014. Commissioners

  • Local |Business | August 20, 2014

    City says hotel must pay for alley

    Bluemont Hotel developer Excel Group won’t be getting help from neighboring property owners in funding improvements for the alley that runs behind the hotel. On Tuesday, the Manhattan City Commission unanimously rejected a petition from the developer that would have required property owners from

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