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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 08, 2015

    Ceremony marks KSU’s partnership with Chinese university

    Kansas State University officially opened its Confucius Institute on Tuesday, allowing for cultural exchanges between the school and China. “I think the Confucius Institute represents, truly, a milestone that shows that internationalization is a part of Kansas State for now and will be in the

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | April 08, 2015

    Incumbents sweep USD 383 board race

    Voters decided to keep the current Manhattan-Ogden school board during Tuesday’s election, with all four incumbents winning back their spots. Dave Colburn, Leah Fliter, Curt Herrman and Darell Edie all secured additional terms on the board. Nick Dyer, the lone challenger, received 1,560 votes, or 11.26

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 08, 2015

    Wamego voters reject city’s code ordinance

    Wamego voters on Tuesday overturned a building ordinance for rental properties passed last year by the city commission. The original ordinance, part of new building codes enacted in May 2014, required contractors and landlords to obtain a license before performing work on properties other than their

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | April 08, 2015

    Commissioners approve new facility for private planes

    The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved on Tuesday a development plan for a facility to serve private planes. The fixed base operator (FBO) facility, which would be in Manhattan Regional Airport’s general aviation area, is estimated to cost the city $750,000 or $1 million, depending on

  • Local |Education | April 08, 2015

    Math teachers defend their jobs at budget meeting

    Several USD 383 math enrichment teachers stressed the importance of their jobs Tuesday at a district Budget Advisory Steering Committee meeting. The Budget Advisory Steering Committee is tasked with trimming the district’s budget between $2 million and $4.3 million as it faces less money in state aid,

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | April 08, 2015

    ‘Forward’ slate takes USD 378 board

    Four “Falcons Forward” candidates have swept their way to the Riley County School Board. Incumbent Shane Allen and newcomers Kyle Bohnenblust, Randy O’Boyle and Jared Larson, the four candidates who supported each other in the USD 378 race, won all the positions up for grabs

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 07, 2015

    Daycare owner pleads to child endangerment

    A Manhattan woman was found guilty on Monday of aggravated battery and endangering a child. Former daycare owner Lesa Heiman pleaded no contest to those charges in Riley County District Court as part of a plea agreement. According to the prosecution’s evidence presented by

  • I Wonder |Local | April 07, 2015

    Who do I call for unscooped pet poop?


    Q: Our neighbor’s dog makes a mess on the street and sometimes on our property, and the neighbor won’t watch the pet or clean up what’s left behind. Is there anything I can do about it? A: Yes… call the cops! That

  • Local | April 07, 2015

    Low humidity keeping rural firefighters busy in burn season

    Rural fire departments in Pottawatomie County have been exceedingly busy the past few weeks, fighting 680 fires since the spring burn season began. Six hundred forty-nine grass fires were recorded in the county in March, with 31 of those (6 percent) out of control, Chris Trudo, emergency management

  • Local |Business | April 07, 2015

    Pott County home building continues growth

    Pottawatomie County may have set a record in March for the number of building permits issued. Thirty-six building permits were issued in the county last month at a value of more than $6.7 million. That compares to 29 issued during the same period last year at a

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