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  • Local |Government, Politics | December 11, 2014

    County approves building panel

    Riley County commissioners moved on Thursday to formally create a public building commission (PBC). After two public forums and much discussion over several months, commissioners unanimously passed a formation resolution creating a PBC that would give the county more flexibility to borrow money to build

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 11, 2014

    NBAF measure included in bill

    Under a proposed continuing resolution, the National Bio- and Agro-Defense facility would have a construction contract by May 1, 2015, from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The provision allows DHS to sign construction contracts and is a commitment that the remaining funding needed for the

  • Local |Education | December 10, 2014

    MHS students teach, learn with live animal demonstrations


    A Greater Sulphur-crested cockatoo named Sammy is helping some Manhattan High School students with their public speaking skills this year. No, Sammy isn’t teaching vocabulary (he can only say “what”), but he travels to USD 383 schools with his student caregivers for a class called

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 10, 2014

    Commission suggests changes to rec survey

    The Manhattan City Commission provided suggestions on Tuesday about additional questions for a Parks and Recreation survey. In a joint work session with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, commissioners reviewed a draft of a community survey intended to help with the parks department’s

  • Local |Education | December 10, 2014

    MHS scholars bowl team qualifies for ‘Quest’


    Manhattan High School’s scholars bowl team will appear on local TVs early next year. Ben Broxterman, Luke Wuri, Ben Lindsey and Joshua Schwartz qualified to be on Washburn University’s “Quest” after an audition competition Saturday. Coach Ted Dawdy said after a test of 60

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 10, 2014

    Roberts faults torture report

    Sen. Pat Roberts, former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Wednesday called a report on the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11 “flawed and partisan.” Roberts said the study “poses an immediate and direct threat to Americans overseas and those serving our nation in

  • Local |Education | December 09, 2014

    100-plus years on, College Hill still serving education


    College Hill School’s ability to adapt is key to its continued use as an educational facility for more than 100 years. Originally built of wood in 1867, the one-room school moved on rollers a few years later, and was replaced by a stone structure at 6200 Kimball

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 09, 2014

    Bowl tickets selling fast

    K-State has sold about three-fourths of its allotted 12,000 tickets for the Alamo Bowl, associate athletic director Scott Garrett said Tuesday. The Wildcats will play the UCLA Bruins on Jan. 2 in San Antonio’s Alamodome. Garrett said many fans had pre-ordered tickets before the game was

  • Local |Education | December 09, 2014

    Moran nominates Clark for Air Force Academy


    Manhattan High School senior and student body president Nicholas Clark was nominated on Monday to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., by U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran. “Americans are fortunate to have so many intelligent, hard-working and patriotic young men

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 09, 2014

    Court dates set in Ogden robbery case

    Court dates have been set for two men involved in a July aggravated robbery incident that occurred in Ogden. Timothy Holmes, 43, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and intimidation of a victim or witness. He will appear in Riley County District Court for a sentencing hearing

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