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  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | February 05, 2015

    School board keeping eye on legislators

    Members of the Manhattan-Ogden school board are closely watching several pieces of state legislation that could affect USD 383. One of the bills is Senate Bill 71, which legislators debated during a hearing on Tuesday. The bill would change calculations for state funds school districts receive for

  • Local | February 05, 2015

    Pets removed from home placed with family, shelters


    Parrots removed last month from an uninhabitable house on Browning Avenue went on a road trip to an avian vet and rescue in Missouri. From there, some of them were sent to bird rescues in Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma. The 11 parrots were placed in “animal

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 05, 2015

    Judge will allow Facebook evidence in murder case

    A judge on Wednesday denied a defense attorney’s motions to suppress evidence that might link his client to the murder of a Manhattan man. Jeffrey Wicks, who is representing Anthony Nichols, 35, in two first-degree murder cases, made a motion for Chief Judge Meryl Wilson

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 05, 2015

    Fehr gives update on Dallas flight agreement

    Larger planes are on the minds of local officials. City manager Ron Fehr presented an update on the city during the Riley County Commission meeting on Thursday. This included talks about Manhattan Regional Airport, which will look to increase its load factor for the Dallas

  • Local |Business | February 05, 2015

    Accord Hospice to mark new location opening

    A new hospice facility is opening this week in Manhattan. Accord Hospice, 3250 Kimball Ave., will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The facility, which provides palliative care for the terminally ill, is the second location for the for-profit company. The other is in

  • Local |Business | February 04, 2015

    City approves larger planes to Dallas

    Larger planes are on the way for Dallas flights to and from Manhattan Regional Airport. The Manhattan City Commission approved on Tuesday moving forward with an air service agreement with American Airlines and the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, and a marketing agreement with the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | February 04, 2015

    Board says policies would help RCPD avoid racial issues

    After a few unintended run-ins with the law while working a graveyard shift as a janitor, Faaris Anwar’s first thought when he sees a police officer is “uh-oh.” Anwar told a story of a time he felt officers judged him based on the color

  • Local |Education | February 04, 2015

    Presenters outline big, small cuts

    USD 383 officials across several departments offered proposals on Tuesday to trim the the district’s budget. Proposed savings range from $1,000 in the human resources division, to $135,000 in the transportation department. Presenters from individual departments gave their proposals before a recently-formed 60-member Budget Advisory Committee designed

  • Local |Business | February 04, 2015

    With purchase of Max Fitness, Genesis gets start in Manhattan


    Genesis Health Clubs has purchased Max Fitness and plans to open a new location with indoor tennis and basketball courts and a swimming pool. Genesis Health Clubs announced Tuesday the purchase of both locations of the locally-owned Max Fitness gym at 405 E. Poyntz Ave. and 2849

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 04, 2015

    Wamego weighs petition about contractor ordinance

    If a petition opposing a recently-passed city ordinance presented to the Wamego City Commission on Tuesday is valid, commissioners have two options. The commission can either reverse course and amend the current ordinance or place the issue before voters within 90 days. A petition with 198 signatures

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