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  • Local |Business | May 21, 2015

    Pawnee Mental names employee of the year

    April Zieber, customer service representative for Pawnee Mental Health Services was recently named the 2014 Pawnee Employee of the Year. Employees of the year demonstrate sustained perseverance and achievement of positive results, providing exemplary client services, going above and beyond in advocacy for individuals with mental

  • Local | May 21, 2015

    Weather delays pool openings

    Manhattan Parks and Recreation is delaying the opening of the city’s pools because of current water temperatures and the weekend weather forecast. City Park Pool and Northview Pool will open Monday instead of Saturday. CiCo Pool is scheduled to open May 30. The department will

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | May 21, 2015

    Regents waiting on Legislature before discussing tuition

    The Kansas Board of Regents is holding off discussing tuition or fee increases at Kansas State University or other public universities because of an unresolved proposal in the Legislature to freeze tuition for the next two years. At a Wednesday meeting, Regents Chair Kenny Wilk

  • Local |Education | May 21, 2015

    Board votes to raise book, materials fees

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board is a step closer to raising fees for student materials and textbooks next year. In a 6-1 vote Wednesday, the board approved on first reading a recommendation to raise fees for classroom materials and textbook rentals. The increases for textbooks at

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | May 21, 2015

    Regester reports increase in money from mortgage fees

    Money from mortgage registration fees is surging at the Riley County Register of Deeds office this year, despite a change to state law that has reduced the amount required to file a mortgage. “For the first time in a long time I can report that

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | May 20, 2015

    RCPD takes aim at new range

    As negotiations to renew a lease on the Riley County Police Department’s shooting range have soured, the county is moving forward with a proposal to build the department a new shooting range and training facility south of Manhattan. The county plans to meet June 18

  • Local |Education | May 20, 2015

    Students display their skills at talent show


    Bluemont Elementary School’s talent show on Wednesday morning showcased students’ diverse skills, from art to original song compositions. “One day today, half-day tomorrow and then summer,” said Kathy Stitt, Bluemont principal and talent show emcee. Students and teachers rejoiced. The show started with sixth-grader

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | May 20, 2015

    City adds 2nd home to local register

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday doubled the number of homes on the local historic places register. The commission approved a first reading of an ordinance to add the Jesse Ingraham House, 1724 Fairchild Ave., to the Manhattan Register of Historic Places. The house was built

  • Local |Business | May 20, 2015

    Discovery Center’s newest exhibit to explore darker side of life


    People who get antsy when they can’t touch items at a museum will probably enjoy the upcoming Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit. “In the Dark,” a traveling exhibit organized by the Cincinnati Museum Center, explores how plants and animals adapt to ecosystems found in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 20, 2015

    McRell withdraws from shooting case

    A Manhattan man who was arrested for an Aggieville shooting earlier this month will hire a new attorney. Larry McRell, who represented Mark Self Jr., 31, in Riley County District Court on Tuesday, said he had to withdraw from the case because of a conflict of

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