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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 10, 2014

    KSU denies travel to parts of Africa

    In light of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Kansas State University is not approving the travel of university-sponsored students, faculty or staff to several countries in the region, and those who recently traveled from the region are being screened for the disease. A letter

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 10, 2014

    GOP group backs Sherow in 1st District

    Jim sherow.phatch

    TOPEKA — A group of moderate former Republican state legislators Tuesday endorsed the Democratic nominee in the sprawling and heavily GOP 1st Congressional District of Kansas over conservative incumbent Tim Huelskamp. Democrat Jim Sherow, a 63-year-old Kansas State University history professor and former Manhattan mayor, had

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 10, 2014

    Revision would allow for more digital signs

    The Manhattan City Commission gave its support to the city’s revised sign regulations during a work session Tuesday. The main revision goals are making sign regulations more content neutral and introducing digital signs into the community. Senior planner Chad Bunger said the regulations, which

  • Local |Education | September 10, 2014

    Group’s workshop teaches parents how music can enhance learning

    Parent2.phatch

    A group that advocates military children’s education taught some area parents this morning how music can help their kids learn and improve cognition. The mothers, some associated with the military and some not, gathered with their children at K-State’s Beach Museum of Art

  • Local |Business | September 10, 2014

    Stith named FHRC director

    Bill Clark has officially resigned his one-year post as the Flint Hills Regional Council executive director, the council announced Wednesday. Clark will continue full time as director of business operations for the Geary County school district. Clark stepped down Sept. 1. The FHRC Board of Directors

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 10, 2014

    Commission to implement leadership program

    Commissioners said Tuesday they want to begin implementing a new system to help direct leadership and measure success in Manhattan city government. The city commission expressed a desire to use the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which involves questions about seven criteria for organization management

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 10, 2014

    Hearing scheduled for woman accused of injuring infant

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Manhattan woman whose daycare was suspended by state officials last month following an investigation into an infant’s injuries suffered at the daycare. Lesa Heiman, the operator of Aunt Lesa’s Daycare, 525 Northfield Road, faces charges of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 10, 2014

    Defense attorney reviewing evidence in heroin death case

    Gregory Haug Jr.’s attorney has quite a bit of evidence to review before his client’s preliminary hearing on Oct. 16. Judge William Malcolm scheduled the hearing for that date on Tuesday in Riley County District Magistrate Court. Haug, 21, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in

  • Local | September 09, 2014

    Man questions nurse’s authority to send child home

    Shot.phatch

    A Pottawatomie County resident Monday questioned the authority of a public health nurse to order a child from school on suspicion of pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Alvin Matzke told Pott County commissioners his daughter’s son was recently pulled from the classroom at

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | September 09, 2014

    Commission wants new bridge — eventually

    Two-thirds of Pottawatomie County commissioners committed Monday to ultimately replacing the Belvue Bridge but maintained their support for a short-term “patch” to keep the structure open and usable in the interim. Approximately 35 farmers and agribusiness owners attended Monday’s meeting, urging commissioners to support a

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