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  • Local |Government, Politics | September 08, 2014

    Collins: Few residents getting alerts

    Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins asked those in attendance inside the Commission Chambers Monday morning for a show of hands to see who made a point to listen for sirens during tornadic weather. Nearly all the people in attendance raised their hands. He

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 08, 2014

    Commission to get update on sign ordinance revisions

    The Manhattan City Commission will receive an update Tuesday on progress made in the revision of the city’s sign regulations. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. There will be no action taken at the meeting. Senior planner Chad Bunger said

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 08, 2014

    University to observe 9/11 with two campus events

    The School of Leadership Studies and HandsOn Kansas State at Kansas State University are sponsoring two Manhattan campus events to remember 9/11 and honor the country’s veterans. The commemoration will include the university’s annual Day of Service on Sept. 13 as well as a new

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | September 08, 2014

    Gift benefits KSU geography students

    The estate of Steven Kale, Salem, Oregon, has provided a gift of nearly $800,000 to Kansas State University through his will. The funds will support a scholarship and the excellence fund for the geography department in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences. The scholarship

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 08, 2014

    Israeli delegation to conduct water management seminars

    Two Israeli experts in water technology, strategic planning and desalination will visit Kansas State University Olathe on Wednesday to present two international water management seminars. The delegation includes Michael Zaide, head of the strategic planning section at the Israeli Water and Sewage Authority, and Oved

  • Local |Business | September 07, 2014

    Wounded veterans using softball to heal


    While football, cooler weather and pumpkin-spice-flavored everything were on the minds of the masses, the lingering sounds of summer were heard this weekend in Tointon Family Stadium. Teams of soldiers and regional celebrities gathered on Saturday to play a double-header and to raise money for

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | September 07, 2014

    New, speedy valuation appeals process could be costing county

    Since 1988 Riley County Appraiser Greg McHenry has made property valuations his career. Before he was appointed as the county’s appraiser in 2008, McHenry worked in the Riley County appraisal office as a staff member. During that 26-year span in the department, McHenry had lost just

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 07, 2014

    Researcher gets $2.52M grant for Army training

    A $2.52 million grant could help a K-State researcher change the way soldiers train. The National Institutes of Health awarded the money to assistant kinesiology professor Katie Heinrich, who is studying the effects of “high-intensity functional” training compared with usual methods of Army physical readiness training,

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | September 07, 2014

    Architects selected for student union revamp

    Partnering firms of Workshop Architects Inc. and Bowman Bowman Novick Inc. have been selected to design the final plans for the K-State Student Union renovation at Kansas State University. The firms are expected to begin planning phases on campus later in September. The selection means

  • Local |Business | September 07, 2014

    G&A Real Estate hires new Realtor

    G&A Real Estate Inc. has hired Realtor Anne Browne. Browne is a Manhattan native, a long-time local business owner and the safety and loss control director for Central Mechanical Construction. She said her interest in real estate comes from a background in construction

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