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  • Local |Education |Business | March 26, 2015

    Bergman to get new roof

    Bergman Elementary School will receive a new roof this summer. The Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday unanimously approved a bid to replace the school’s 55,000-square-foot roof, which is 20 years old. The approved bid of $347,488, by Arrow Roofing of Wichita, came in just under the $350,000

  • Local | March 26, 2015

    City cleanup set for next week

    Cleanup.phatch

    City crews will pick up yard waste, limbs and branches during Spring Cleanup from Monday to Friday, April 3. Spring Cleanup is an annual effort of the city and local refuse contractors to allow residents to clean up their properties with free haul away for most

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 26, 2015

    Commissioners spar over personnel reviews

    A relatively minor administrative decision turned into a rare disagreement at the Riley County Commission meeting Thursday. At issue was how frequently the county’s three commissioners will meet with county department heads for official performance reviews. In the past, commissioners provided official feedback once

  • Local |Fort Riley |Books | March 26, 2015

    Author chronicles Big Red 1 on D-Day

    ABILENE — John McManus said one piece of the 1st Infantry Division’s well-documented history is sometimes overlooked. “Army historians who interviewed survivors in the weeks and months after the Normandy invasion prepared about 372 pages of historical material on the 29th Infantry Division, which is the

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 25, 2015

    Survey indicates split community on recreation center in Manhattan

    A recent survey indicates a split community on whether a large recreation center is needed. The Manhattan City Commission had a joint work session Tuesday with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to discuss results from the Parks and Recreation facility improvement plan survey. RDG

  • Local | March 25, 2015

    Report: Riley County tops Kansas in health rankings

    Riley County residents are in tip-top shape, according to a recent report. The County Health Rankings, which measure health in nearly every county in the nation, tabbed Riley County as the state’s healthiest county for the third time in five years. It ranked second

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 25, 2015

    Manhattan approves 2035 plan

    The area’s new comprehensive plan is nearing adoption. With a 4-0 vote, the Manhattan City Commission approved the first reading of the Manhattan Area 2035 plan. Commissioner John Matta was absent from Tuesday’s meeting. The plan is an update to both the area’s

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 25, 2015

    Hearing set for student facing drug charges

    A judge set a preliminary hearing for a K-State student who was allegedly involved in a drug operation. Katherine Nguyen, a junior in biological systems engineering, 918 Osage St., appeared in Riley County Court represented by her attorney, Lora Ingels. Nguyen faces charges of possession of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 25, 2015

    Attempted robbery suspect waives preliminary hearing

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery in November waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Tom Addair, who represents Christopher Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., said he is in plea negotiations with the state. Hudgins faces felony charges

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 25, 2015

    Man pleads no contest in double kidnapping

    A Manhattan man involved in a double kidnapping and robbery pleaded no contest on Wednesday to two counts of kidnapping. Kaywaun Washington, 25, represented by Britain Stites, pleaded no contest to two counts of kidnapping in an Oct. 8 incident that involved K-State students Haley Hart and

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