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  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | July 18, 2014

    Officials look at US 24 corridor

    Area officials wanted to take a deeper look Thursday into the growth in Blue Township/East U.S. Highway 24 corridor. This topic came up during a presentation of Manhattan Area 2035, an update of the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan and the Manhattan Area Transportation Strategy,

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 18, 2014

    Study looks at value of AP courses to accounting students

    A study by three accounting professors at Kansas State University may shape how high school students start preparing for a career in accounting. Dan Deines, John Morris and Joseph Ugrin have been awarded an $18,000 research grant from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 17, 2014

    Nichols closer to trial in murder case

    Who played what roles in John Burroughs’ death last September remains to be determined, but a Riley County District Court judge on Wednesday ruled that there’s probable cause to believe a Kansas City man may be one of the murderers. Judge Meryl Wilson bound

  • Local |Education | July 17, 2014

    Board considers 1-mill increase

    District officials recommended a 1-mill levy increase and an increase in budget authority to the USD 383 Board of Education on Wednesday, though no decisions have been made. In a budget work session, director of business services Lew Faust said that he recommended increasing the mill

  • Local |Education | July 17, 2014

    District to launch updated website

    USD 383’s district website has undergone an extreme makeover and will launch on Monday. Director of communications and school safety Michele Jones presented information about the modernized site — still http://www.usd383.org — to the school board at Wednesday’s meeting. Jones said that the

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | July 16, 2014

    Commission accepts $5.36M FAA grant for airport

    The city commission accepted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funds Tuesday for the next phase of the Manhattan Regional Airport project. Once the first phase is completed in October, the second phase of the two-phase passenger terminal expansion will start late October or early November.

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 16, 2014

    New commander takes over at fort hospital

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    FORT RILEY — Underneath all the pomp and circumstance of Wednesday morning’s changing of command ceremony for Fort Riley’s Irwin Army Community Hospital at the Calvary Parade Field, there was a layer of uncertainty about the future of the facility. After all, the U.

  • Local |Business | July 16, 2014

    Commissioners receptive to plan to install additional antennas

    Commissioners seemed receptive of installing a distributed antenna system throughout the city to accommodate residents’ increased data usage for smart phones and other devices. Wildflower Telecommunications, a subsidiary of IdeaTek Systems, wants to install 48 system antennas that it will lease to Verizon. The system provides

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 16, 2014

    Police looking for motorcycle

    Riley County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a $20,000 custom-built motorcycle that was reported as stolen more than a week ago. John Straud, 27, of Wamego, reported the theft on July 8 when Riley County Police Department officers responded to 6241 Zeandale Road. Straud

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 16, 2014

    Center opens doors to federal service academy members

    A U.S. Department of Homeland Security Program is bringing select visitors to the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases, or CEEZAD, at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The center, which enhances the capability of the Department of Homeland

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