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  • Local |Business | January 08, 2015

    Mercy changing name in April

    Mercy Regional Health Center will change its name to Via Christi Health in two stages this spring. According to hospital officials, Mercy will become Via Christi internally on March 20 with the public renaming happening on April 24. “The internal launch is really an internal celebration,” said

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 08, 2015

    Officials prepping for Army meeting

    Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce president Lyle Butler told Riley County Commissioners Thursday morning that 2014 was a good year for the region and that 2015 looks just as bright. But he also said that doesn’t mean the new year will not present its challenges, namely

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 08, 2015

    Woman, 16 animals removed from house on Browning Ave.


    A Manhattan woman and her 16 pets are in protective custody after Riley County police removed them from a house on Browning Avenue last week. Officials deemed the house, which they said was filthy and filled with so many items she had difficulty moving around, uninhabitable.

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 08, 2015

    Fehr: City wants to keep local elections in spring

    City manager Ron Fehr advocated for spring elections and other things Manhattan officials would like to see from the Legislature in 2015 during a breakfast on Thursday. He said he hopes legislators will keep city and school board elections in the spring instead of moving them

  • Local |Education | January 08, 2015

    Third man files for USD 378 board

    A third person has decided to run for the Riley County school board. Dennis Tegtmeier of Riley filed papers for the April election on Wednesday. Tegtmeier is a self-employed general contractor. He said over the phone on Thursday that he had not previously served on

  • Local |Education | January 08, 2015

    Board approves city’s bike path

    Bicyclists will soon be able to pedal through a portion of Manhattan High School’s East Campus. In a 6-1 vote, Manhattan-Ogden school board members on Wednesday approved allowing the city to build a bicycle path between the gym and main building, which faces Poyntz

  • Local |Kansas State University |Football | January 08, 2015

    Snyder to be inducted into Hall of Fame

    Unofficially, Kansas State’s Bill Snyder has long been considered a Hall of Fame football coach. On Friday, it will become official when the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame announces the 2015 class of inductees during a ceremony in Arlington, Texas. Snyder

  • Local | January 07, 2015

    Cold weather leads districts to cancel classes Wednesday

    The Manhattan-Ogden superintendent expects schools to be open Thursday. They were closed Wednesday for anticipated wind chill that didn’t turn out to be as severe as expected, USD 383 Superintendent Robert Shannon said. Shannon said the National Weather Service predicted Tuesday evening that there would

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 07, 2015

    State OKs $231M for NBAF

    The state on Tuesday authorized an additional $231 million in bonds for Manhattan’s planned National Bio- and Agro-Defense facility. A state panel consisting of Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators approved the money. The authorization is contingent on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s

  • Local |Business | January 07, 2015

    Cox Communications drops Topeka’s WIBW from lineup

    A Topeka CBS affiliate is no longer carried by a cable company serving Manhattan after the station and cable operator failed to reach a fee agreement on Tuesday. Channel 13 WIBW-TV and the associated channel 11, MeTV, are no longer available for customers of Cox Communications. The

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