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  • Local |Fort Riley | April 29, 2015

    Foreign military officials tour Fort Riley

    Military representatives from more than 30 countries are visiting Fort Riley this week. The officers continued their visit Wednesday as part of the “Spring 2015 Foreign Military Attache Orientation” event, which will last through Thursday. The officers will have the opportunity to interact with Fort Riley soldiers

  • Local |Business | April 28, 2015

    Resident sues housing authority over mold

    A former Apartment Towers resident is filing a lawsuit against the Manhattan Housing Authority because of the building’s mold issues. Maryetta Hubbard started the process of suing the housing authority on April 17 in Riley County District Court by filing a petition that claims exposure

  • Local |Education | April 28, 2015

    Program brings robots, drones to class


    It’s not necessarily weird, but it’s a way to get students interested in science. USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden is using robots and drones to ignite students’ curiosity about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as a part of the initiative to push young people into

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | April 28, 2015

    Can the RTA use federal money for air service?

    Q: Can the Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration use federal money to add more air service from Manhattan Regional Airport? A: Sorry, but no. Our new transit agency is stuck squarely on the ground. The RTA is up and running with considerable federal dollars (approximately $2.7

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 28, 2015

    Institute again ranks high in sales

    For the fourth consecutive year, the National Strategic Selling Institute in Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration has been named one of the top sales programs in the country by the Sales Education Foundation. “We are so excited to be named one of

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 27, 2015

    County approves road funding

    Riley County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a measure to use sales tax money for two road projects. The county’s public works director Leon Hobson presented the details about the projects at a county meeting. An asphalt overlay project on West 59th Street, about 5

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 27, 2015

    K-State money expert offers tips for spring-cleaning your finances

    It’s spring-cleaning time, when we rid our home of dust and clutter that have accumulated over the year — but what about the financial clutter? A Kansas State University personal financial planner says this is the perfect time of year to assess your financial health

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 27, 2015

    KSU to host touring Shakespeare exhibit

    A nearly 400-year-old collection of William Shakespeare’s plays will make a stop in Manhattan. Kansas State University will host an exhibition featuring a rare “First Folio” of the Bard’s plays in February 2016. The folio was assembled by two of Shakespeare’s actors in 1623

  • Local |Business | April 26, 2015

    Bar owner bans writer after alleged peeping incident

    An Aggieville bar owner banned a sports writer from coming into his nearby business after an alleged peeping incident last week that started a firestorm on social media. Rusty Wilson, owner of Kite’s Grille and Bar and the adjacent Rusty’s Last Chance bar,

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 26, 2015

    Street funding, rec facility on agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will begin discussions about how to get more funding for street maintenance projects. At the work session, commissioners will look at four proposals, including one that would increase sales taxes by 1 percent and fund both road improvements and a

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