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  • Local |Education | June 06, 2014

    Real lessons, fake politics at annual Boys State

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    Hundreds of high school boys are getting a crash course about the ins and outs of state government this week at Kansas State University. Four hundred sixty-eight soon-to-be senior boys have taken over the Kramer Dining Complex with simulated governmental meetings for the annual Boys

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 06, 2014

    Recognizing poison ivy more complicated than ‘leaves of three’

    You may have heard the phrase “leaves of three, let it be” when it comes to detecting poison ivy. Kansas State University horticulturists say it is a bit more complicated than that. “The leaves of poison ivy can have a smooth edge or a coarsely

  • Local | June 06, 2014

    Eisenhower Center to feature D-Day events

    The Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene is honoring the 70th anniversary of D-Day with World War II exhibits and commemorations this weekend. Today marks the anniversary of the Allied Forces’ invasion of then German-occupied Normandy, France in 1944. The invasion, dubbed “Operation Overlord,” was a bloody

  • Local |Business | June 05, 2014

    Time running out to fund ball drop

    The traditional Little Apple New Year’s Eve celebration might have a new look starting this year. This is because of a potential move from Aggieville to downtown. Varney’s has been the main sponsor since the event started New Year’s Eve 2003. The front

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 05, 2014

    3 people rescued from burning house

    Two people were rescued from a second-floor window and another from the roof of a house at 615 Leavenworth Wednesday night after a fire broke out on the first floor. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to a report of the fire with occupants trapped at

  • Local | June 05, 2014

    Residents to celebrate Manhattan’s founding with gatherings Saturday

    At least 25 neighborhoods around town are gathering this weekend to celebrate Manhattan Day, in the 14th annual version of the event that celebrates Manhattan’s founding. There are lots of cookouts, potlucks and picnics. There are ice-cream socials. Several neighborhoods are blocking off streets; many

  • Local |Education | June 05, 2014

    MHS student calls for end to mock crashes, calling them ‘insensitive’

    A Manhattan High School student expressed concerns at the USD 383 school board meeting Wednesday about a mock car crash the school held in March meant to demonstrate the dangers of drunken driving and texting while driving. Junior Haley Heaton said it was “insensitive” of school

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | June 05, 2014

    Cuts to state grants threaten local after-school programs

    School board members on Wednesday learned of state cuts to 21st Century Community Learning Center grants for after-school programs at Bergman, Northview and Ogden elementaries for the 2014-15 school year. The grants for the programs at Bergman and Ogden would be cut by $40,000, each going

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 05, 2014

    Commission meets with legislators

    Riley County commissioners, staff and state legislators shared breakfast Thursday morning in the commission chambers to discuss a wide range of matters concerning their constituents. The breakfast was organized by county counselor Clancy Holeman and hosted Sen. Tom Hawk along with representatives Sydney Carlin and

  • Local |Fort Riley |Arts, Leisure | June 05, 2014

    Eldredge to perform at concert on Fort Riley

    Country music star Brett Eldredge will perform a free concert, open to the public, at 8 p.m. June 9 on Fort Riley’s Custer Hill. The concert is part of a military appreciation event at Fort Riley sponsored by PlayStation and held during 1st Infantry Division

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