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  • Local |Education | January 27, 2015

    Board to hear from schools

    The Manhattan-Ogdent will review site council reports from six elementary schools during a special meeting on Wednesday. Principals from Woodrow Wilson, Ogden, Northview, Marlatt, Lee and Bluemont schools will present their respective reports starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Robinson Education Center.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 27, 2015

    KHP releases more details in unborn child’s death case

    The Kansas Highway Patrol on Tuesday released more details in a two-vehicle accident last May that resulted in the death of an unborn child. On May 6, 2014, Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage. St., was driving a vehicle when he failed to yield at a stop sign at Tuttle

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | January 27, 2015

    City launches redesigned, updated website

    The City of Manhattan launched its redesigned website on Monday with updated content and a mobile responsive design. Visitors on the website, http://www.cityofmhk.com, can use the “I Want To” tab to navigate to the business they want to conduct with the city. “

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 26, 2015

    Architect to present auditorium drawing

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider plans on Tuesday for Peace Memorial Auditorium improvements. The work session begins at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Back in December, city administrators met with members of the Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium group, who expressed interest in raising

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | January 26, 2015

    Big Lakes: Cuts could mean loss of services

    Along with school districts, counties and other state-supported entities, Big Lakes Developmental Center could be affected by legislative budget cuts, which has its administrators concerned that those it helps could lose services.  Big Lakes director Lori Feldkamp talked to Riley County commissioners about the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 26, 2015

    Man charged in death of unborn child

    A Manhattan man was arrested on a warrant for a 2014 incident contributing to the death of an unborn child. Ryan Read Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., was arrested on Saturday on a warrant after the Kansas Highway Patrol and Riley County Police Department investigated a May 2014 incident.

  • Local | January 25, 2015

    70 years later, veterans recall Battle of the Bulge

    Siebert.phatch

    ABILENE — Julian Siebert looked down the barrel of an 88-mm artillery gun mounted on a German tank on Christmas Day, 1944. He and the other American soldiers he was with had no choice but to surrender to Germany. They were trapped. The Battle of the Bulge,

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 25, 2015

    Brownback points to Legislature for budget woes

    TOPEKA — Income tax cuts that are being blamed for a deep state budget deficit were the work of the Legislature and not the governor’s office, Kan. Gov. Sam Brownback told a group of business leaders this week. Speaking at the Greater Topeka Chamber of

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | January 25, 2015

    Army officials: Housing allowance change will have little effect on market

    The closest analogy might be a stone landing in a pond. Whenever something happens at Fort Riley, ripples move immediately outward through the Flint Hills region — whether it’s a big splash or a tiny little “ker-plunk.” So here’s the current question: Will a

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 25, 2015

    Ogden farmer running for city council

    An Ogden farmer and maintenance supervisor filed on Thursday to run for the Ogden City Council.  If elected, Brian Still would be serving his third term as a city councilman. He served two terms in the 90s. Still says he’s running because there are

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