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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | April 06, 2015

    Radio upgrade could cost $10M

    An upgrade to the county’s public safety radio system is expected to cost more than $10 million, a consultant told the Riley County Commission on Monday. Presenting the results of a study ordered by the county last year, a representative from Tusa Consulting Services, based

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 06, 2015

    Commissioners to consider operator facility on Tuesday

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider on Tuesday approving a development plan for building a new facility for private planes. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The “fixed-base operator” facility would be in the airport’s general aviation area. It is estimated

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | April 06, 2015

    Manhattan radio station’s music strikes heavenly tune

    Neighbor.phatch

    Jerry Hutchinson wanted something different for the radio station based in a studio overlooking downtown Manhattan. Hutchinson, 62, of Manhattan, and his wife, Cathy, have owned since 1990 a Christian radio station called Angel 95 on 95.3 FM. “We wanted to not sound like every other Christian radio station

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 06, 2015

    Where to vote on Tuesday

    Election Day is Tuesday for local city and school board races. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In Riley County, four polling locations used for major elections will be closed. The following polling places will be open. For more information about where to

  • Local |Government & Politics |2015 Candidate Forums | April 05, 2015

    Candidates talk city’s future, needs and businesses

    The Manhattan City Commission race features six candidates going for three seats currently held by Mayor Wynn Butler, Rich Jankovich and John Matta. Only Butler is running for re-election. John Ball retired as a colonel after a 29-plus year military career in the U.S.

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 05, 2015

    Pow-wow to bring Native alumni, culture to KSU

    Marilyn Cuch is looking forward to introducing her husband and to children to her alma mater during K-State’s Open House on Saturday. She also believes the day will be extremely interesting for another reason. Cuch will be dancing in the Alumni Pow-wow at Ahearn

  • Local | April 05, 2015

    Children gather 10,000 Easter eggs as part of fundraiser

    Egg2.phatch

    An Easter egg hunt gave hundreds of children and their families an opportunity to collect thousands of plastic eggs on Saturday. The children scavenged at Northeast Community Park for the annual hunt as a part of the Royal Bunny Tracs 5K and Rabbit Dash for

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 05, 2015

    At recess, leaders voice concerns

    At the start of the Kansas Legislature’s spring recess Friday, some area lawmakers expressed frustration over how the session has unfolded so far. “We haven’t passed too many significant pieces of legislation,” said Rep. Susie Swanson, R-Clay Center. “One was the block grant.”

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 05, 2015

    Plan offers blueprint to manage growth in Manhattan urban area

    Avoiding controversy on hot-button issues can help keep any long-term planning document alive and well. Phil Anderson more or less conceded the point regarding adoption of Manhattan Area 2035, the 20-year blueprint for regional growth that’s been in the works for 18 months. “So far, I

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

    Fire causes $35K in damage to home

    Fire.phatch

    No one was injured in a house fire Friday afternoon, but the flames caused an estimated $35,000 in damage. At 4:57 p.m. the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 1517 Houston St. for a report of a structure fire. Crews found a one-story residential structure with heavy

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