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  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | March 27, 2015

    Diavolo, ‘Peter’ coming to McCain in April

    Two upcoming performances at K-State’s McCain Auditorium will feature themes of fantasy. The first is Diavolo, a company of daredevil dancers, returning to Kansas State University’s McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in McCain Auditorium. Diavolo members are dancers, gymnasts, actors, athletes

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 26, 2015

    Airport names new director

    Romo, jesse.phatch

    Jesse Romo has been named the new Manhattan Regional Airport director. City manager Ron Fehr announced Thursday that Romo will start working on April 27. Romo will replace Peter Van Kuren, who announced his resignation in November. Van Kuren’s final day will be May 15. “I

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | March 26, 2015

    Master plan coming for K-State’s north corridor

    The northern edge of K-State’s campus soon will have a master plan. Residents discussed and examined the development of the North Campus Corridor Master Plan during a public meeting Wednesday at City Hall. The corridor’s boundaries are North Manhattan Avenue on the east,

  • 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

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