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  • Local |Business | September 23, 2014

    Housing rehab program accepting applications

    Low- and moderate-income homeowners are eligible to apply for funding from the City of Manhattan’s Housing Rehabilitation Program. Learn more about the program online at Funds can be used to make home repairs and improvements that homeowners may not

  • Local |Education | September 23, 2014

    Center giving away GED practice tests

    Manhattan Adult Learning Center is giving away free GED practice tests to all students who come into the center through Oct. 3. Students who take GED Ready can see for free: • If they’re ready to pass the GED test • The skills they need to work

  • Local |Business | September 22, 2014

    Demand surging for bus service

    The number of Manhattanites using public transportation continues to rise. Anne Smith, director of the Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency — otherwise know as aTa Bus — told Riley County commissioners Monday that 29,881 people took advantage of the service in August. That is a large increase from 2013’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 22, 2014

    Woman steals patrol car

    A woman stole a patrol car and led Geary County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase Sunday on I-70 near Manhattan. A sheriff’s department deputy stopped to help what appeared to be a disabled motorist at about 8 p.m. Sunday at mile marker 305, according

  • Local |Education | September 22, 2014

    Regional StuCo conference teaches leadership at MHS


    Student councils from 37 high schools and middle schools came to Manhattan Monday for the first time, bringing in a YouTube star as motivational speaker. “This is our first time hosting it,” Manhattan High School faculty StuCo sponsor Leslie Campbell said. “Since we’ve finished renovations,

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 22, 2014

    K-State scientists play swine-flu detectives

    Scientists at Kansas State University are playing the part of detectives looking for clues to help solve mysteries in human and animal health. By using a methodology known as syndromic surveillance, researchers isolate and characterize swine influenza viruses causing disease to support a collaborative project

  • Local |Business | September 21, 2014

    Day of fun, night of dancing mark celebration


    A mid-afternoon shower didn’t stop the party in Aggieville Saturday as the business district celebrated its 125th birthday. The festivities featured entertainment, magicians, beer, a bouncy house, a car show, a street dance and a mini “Maker Faire.” Hundreds of people came out to

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 21, 2014

    Stonestreet, Ferguson keep focus on audience

    Eric Stonestreet and his “Modern Family” co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson gave Manhattan a night of laughs and stories about their hit TV show Friday, but they made the night about the audience. The two, who portray a gay couple on “Modern Family,” opened the show

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 21, 2014

    Weekend crowds in Aggieville present challenges for RCPD


    There’s a price to pay for getting caught breaking the law. The young woman sitting in a chair next to a desk in the Riley County Police Department’s Aggieville substation late Thursday night was about the learn this lesson. At 11:45 p.m., she

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 21, 2014

    Vet warns pet owners about rat poisons

    As temperatures start to cool, your home may find some extra company of the unwanted, long-tailed, furry kind. But when seeking to get rid of rodents, make sure you aren’t putting your pets at risk too, says a Kansas State University veterinarian. “Every year

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