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  • Local |Business | June 04, 2014

    Landoll marks 50 years

    It’s the golden anniversary for a Marysville company with global reach. Landoll Corporation, a manufacturing company headquartered in Marysville, is celebrating 50 years in business. It is involved in the farm, trailer, material handling and military original equipment manufacturing industries. Company founder Don Landoll said

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 04, 2014

    Commission OKs city/university fund projects

    Commissioners unanimously approved the 2015 City/University Fund projects Tuesday. The fund — which gets revenue from sales tax and franchise fees generated on campus — was established in an agreement between the city and Kansas State when the city annexed the university in 1994. The $618,000 proposal includes the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 04, 2014

    Fla. murder has local ties

    Authorities in Port St. Joe, Fla., last month arrested a man for suspicion of murdering his mother, a former Kansas State University professor. Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison on May 23 announced Jarrod Slick, 23, was arrested in connection to the death of his mother, Renee Coffey, 51,

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 04, 2014

    Riley County Treasurer announces retirement

    Eileenking.phatch

    Riley County Treasurer Eileen King announced Monday that she will retire from office effective Aug. 1. King, who has been in the position for 29 years, had considered not running when she was up for election in 2012, but because of the office’s difficult transition to a

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 04, 2014

    Chimes selects new members

    Kansas State University’s Chimes Junior Honorary has announced its new members for the 2014-2015 school year. The honorary’s threefold purpose is to promote scholarship, leadership and service. New members are selected based on contributions of service and leadership to their fellow university students.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 03, 2014

    Officials investigating cause of 12-car derailment in Frankfort

    Train.phatch

    FRANKFORT — The Monday morning calm was disrupted by a deafening snap and the thuds of train cars crashing to the ground when a Union Pacific Railroad train derailed near the Kansas Highway 9 crossing. The incident occurred at about 9 a.m., according to Union Pacific officials.

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 03, 2014

    3 running unopposed as deadline passes

    The filing deadline for party-affiliated candidates passed Monday without any opponents for the area incumbents in the Kansas House who chose to run. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, and Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan, are running unopposed in the 51st, 66th and 67th District races, respectively.

  • Local |Education | June 03, 2014

    Board to discuss virtual school, iPads

    The USD 383 Board of Education will discuss its online education program, the purchase of iPads at Marlatt Elementary School and a number of maintenance projects at its 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. Manhattan Virtual Academy was approved by the board in March after the school district

  • Local |Business | June 03, 2014

    Nonprofit seeks $5,000 for local health initiatives

    Community Health Ministry, Wamego, renewed its request for county funding Monday, asking the Pottawatomie County Commission for $5,000 for the coming fiscal year. “With needs increasing…it takes money to do what we do,” Ben Meek, CHM executive director, told commissioners. Meek said Community Health Ministry

  • Local |Business | June 03, 2014

    Sales tax receipts for 2014 still below estimates

    Manhattan is still behind in terms of the city’s 2014 sales tax budget. The city collected $859,419 from sales taxes in late April and early May, according to the latest report. That’s $21,437 lower than the budgeted total. The actual sales tax receipts of $4,334,059 are behind $15,837

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