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  • Local |Government & Politics | April 29, 2015

    Commissioners discuss funding for road improvements

    Manhattan’s roads will require more money to repair in the future, city officials say. The Manhattan City Commission began discussions Tuesday about strategies for increasing street maintenance funding, including one that proposes linking a sales-tax increase for street improvements with money for an indoor

  • Local |Education | April 29, 2015

    Committee sends cut list to USD 383 school board

    A USD 383 budget committee ranked its list of priorities for $3.7 million in budget cuts on Tuesday for the Manhattan-Ogden school board next week. The board could decide to cut more or less than that amount, USD 383 business services director Lew Faust said Wednesday.  Members

  • Local |Business | April 29, 2015

    Insurance company sues former bar owners over unpaid bond

    An insurance company is seeking more than $40,000 from the owners of Last Chance Inc. for failing to repay a bond. In a three-page lawsuit filed on April 13 in Riley County District Court, Washington International Insurance Company alleges it issued a $44,000 surety bond to Peter Anderson

  • Local |Business | April 29, 2015

    Local hotels aim to boost weekday visits

    Hotel owners need more weekday business. Manhattan Commissioners on Tuesday reviewed a recent lodging and convention survey during the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau’s quarterly report. Brad Everett, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn and chairman of the CVB steering committee, said hotels

  • 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

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    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

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