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  • Local |Kansas State University | February 23, 2015

    K-State announces record enrollment for spring semester

    Spring enrollment at Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus is at an all-time high, and the diversity of the campus’s student body continues to grow, according to a report from the university. For spring 2015, the Manhattan campus enrollment is 20,038, up from 19,969 in spring 2014. The

  • Local |Business | February 23, 2015

    Weather affecting Dallas flights

    Winter weather reaching as far south as Dallas caused several flight delays and cancelations at the Manhattan Regional Airport on Monday. The wintry mix, steering clear of Kansas and affecting most of Oklahoma and Texas, caused two departures and two arrivals to be canceled at

  • Local |Business | February 23, 2015

    Manhattan native walks red carpet at the Oscars

    Coleman a1.phatch

    In the theater audience for Sunday night’s Oscars in Los Angeles: A Manhattan guy. Mike Coleman, a native of Manhattan, got one of the 3,400 seats at the movie industry’s biggest event of the year. He and his wife attended because Coleman was an

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | February 23, 2015

    Builders association head strives for integrity in construction, life


    Many creative people attach some sort of signature or symbol to their work to let people know it’s theirs. Brad Hartenstein, executive officer of the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, has his own calling card. It’s just a bit harder to find. “In

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 23, 2015

    Transmission line to follow existing route

    Westar Energy last week filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission, designating its “preferred route” for construction of a new transmission line from Jeffrey Energy Center to its east Manhattan substation. In general, the “preferred route” for the new 345-kilovolt line runs near the

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 23, 2015

    Eco-devo money focus of Tuesday work session

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will examine the city’s use of economic development funds. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Voters passed this current half-cent sales tax initiative for economic development funds in 2012. Of the anticipated $30 million over the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | February 23, 2015

    1 dead in Geary County rollover

    A single-vehicle rollover accident Sunday morning in Geary County left one person dead when the driver of a car failed to stop at a dead end and drove off the road. Ronald E. Stump Jr., 35, Belleville, was driving a 2015 Chevy Malibu southbound in the 7000 block

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 22, 2015

    Lawmakers discuss state’s finances

    Area legislators voiced their concerns Saturday regarding education funding after Gov. Sam Brownback announced cuts to school spending. Rep. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan, Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, and Rep. Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan spoke Saturday during a legislative coffee hosted by the Manhattan

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 22, 2015

    K-State Drag Show offers up costumes, laughs


    If there’s one thing a drag show has, it’s a lot of costume changes. Victoria Fox used one of her performances to show off a Storm costume in a re-imagining of the X-Men member as a pop star. “This is a family show,”

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 22, 2015

    Trial set for Belvue man accused of killing uncle

    WESTMORELAND — A Belvue man charged with first-degree murder was found competent to stand trial on Thursday, but may receive further psychological evaluation. A preliminary hearing for Christopher Michael Arand was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on March 6, at which time he will enter pleas to charges

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