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  • Local |Government & Politics | March 02, 2015

    County to have final health plan meetings

    The final Riley County Community Health Improvement Plan meetings will take place in northern Riley County this week. County Health Department Director Brenda Nickel told county commissioners Monday that the last scheduled CHIP meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the VFW building in Randolph.

  • Local |Business | March 01, 2015

    Sifting through 100,000 used books at library fundraiser

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    Saturday morning’s snowfall wasn’t enough to keep the crowds away from this year’s book sale at Manhattan Public Library. Bob Newhouse, chairman of the event, said the biggest surprise has been the turnout. He didn’t think many people would attend because

  • Local |Business | March 01, 2015

    Local couple suing for property they thought they owned after finding ‘mix-up’

    It’s odd enough that you’d have to sue somebody for the correct title to your own property. But it gets downright bizarre when you can’t find a defendant. For way too long now, that was the puzzle facing Michael and Cheryl Erickson,

  • Local |Business | March 01, 2015

    Company gives Rock Creek new hoop after stuck-ball incident goes viral

    The shot didn’t fall, but a Rock Creek basketball player still scored a goal. To recap, Rock Creek’s Cameron Minihan attempted a last-second, game-winning shot in a Mid-East League boys middle school basketball game on Feb. 16. Minihan caught an inbounds pass with eight

  • Local |Fort Riley | March 01, 2015

    Changes to Fort Riley entry rules to begin Monday

    Beginning Monday, visitors without DoD cards will only be able to access Fort Riley through Henry Gate. The changes are the most recent of a phase-in process that will soon require background checks for visitors. Mark Dombrowski, chief of the security branch for the Directorate

  • Local |Business | March 01, 2015

    City sales tax receipts exceed $1M

    Manhattan’s sales tax revenue exceeded $1 million in February. The February sales tax report, which reflects the previous month’s sales, showed the city had $1.03 million in tax receipts, an increase of $75,606 or 7.9 percent from February 2014’s total of $953,328. February’s total is also the

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | March 01, 2015

    3-D printing turns into a teaching tool for area students

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    A burgeoning technology, 3-D printers can make everything from gears and blocks to houses. But in the basement of Rathbone Hall at Kansas State University, electrical and computer engineering students are using the printers for their hobbies. Jake Sobering, a junior electrical engineering major, is

  • Local |Education |Business | February 28, 2015

    Friends of Sunset Zoo accepting scholarship applications

    The Friends of Sunset Zoo, and its Conservation Team, recently announced the Conservation Scholar application for the 2015-2016 school year is available online. The annual scholarship supports an active college student’s expenses related to a field conservation project. Two awards are granted each year;

  • Local |Education | February 28, 2015

    Flint Hills Christian School honors seniors

    Flint Hills Christian School hosted Elyria Christian School on Friday night in a pair of basketball games that were Flint Hill’s Senior Recognition Night as well as Alumni Night. Flint Hills has only two seniors on this year’s teams, Chaustin Root for the

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 28, 2015

    Student awarded elementary education scholarship

    Topeka — Kansas State University student Katie Cook was named a Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of an outstanding academic record and community service. The Nancy Larson Foundation supports students across the country majoring in elementary education by awarding scholarships. Cook,

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