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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | June 02, 2014

    Coal train derails in Frankfort

    A train derailed Monday morning in Frankfort, closing two highways, K-9 and K-99, at the west and south crossings at the edges of town. The Union Pacific train derailed at around 9 a.m., according to a report from the Kansas Department of Transportation. A total

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 02, 2014

    Auditorium plans to be considered

    City commissioners will consider the future of the parks office and City (Peace Memorial) Auditorium during its meeting Tuesday. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. City administration will present a $1.8 million project moving the Department of Parks and Recreation office from City

  • Local |Business | June 02, 2014

    United Way changes name

    The local United Way is changing its name to reflect a more regional focus.It’s now known as Konza United Way. The change from United Way of Riley County is the organization’s second name change in its 70-year history. It was founded as

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 02, 2014

    K-State physicists working on new light sources

    A Kansas State University physicist’s proposal may lead to a new way of creating tabletop light sources in the laboratory. Cheng Jin, research associate in physics, Chii-Dong Lin, university distinguished professor of physics, and collaborators are developing a way to greatly enhance the generation

  • Local | June 02, 2014

    Local fire crews maintain hydrants

    Manhattan Fire Department crews started their annual fire hydrant maintenance program on Monday. As part of the program, crews will be flowing and painting fire hydrants throughout the city until late fall. The hydrants are flowed every year to make sure they operate property and

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | June 01, 2014

    Flood insurance price hikes cause concern for locals

    Jackie Bell knew the whole story and was upset. John Markham heard it for the first time, and was stunned. “It’s feels like somebody pulled the rug out from underneath your life,” Markham said. The two neighbors were sitting on the comfy front porch

  • Local | June 01, 2014

    Flood insurance price hikes cause concern for locals

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    Jackie Bell knew the whole story and was upset. John Markham heard it for the first time, and was stunned. “It’s feels like somebody pulled the rug out from underneath your life,” Markham said. The two neighbors were sitting on the comfy front porch

  • Local | June 01, 2014

    Manhattan listed as state’s fastest-growing city

    Manhattan is growing faster than any other big city in Kansas. That’s according to a Washington Post piece published last week that showed the fastest-growing big city (defined as those above 50,000 people) in each state. Manhattan topped the list of Kansas cities with 7.4 percent

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 01, 2014

    Dismissal of K-State suit upheld

    An appeals court this week sided with Kansas State University by affirming the dismissal of a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by a former assistant professor. The United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit on Thursday ruled the earlier dismissal of Grace Hwang’

  • Local |Business | June 01, 2014

    As students clear out for summer, townies celebrate Nothing

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    It’s not entirely accurate to say nothing happened in Aggieville on Saturday, but that’s what was celebrated as part of the first-ever Nothing Festival. Promoted as the “The Townie Holiday,” people who visited Aggieville found it quite easy to partake in the activities —

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