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  • Local |Education |Government & Politics |2015 Candidate Forums | March 27, 2015

    Candidates talk school funding

    Candidates for the Manhattan-Ogden school board spent most of their time at a forum on Thursday night discussing the district’s budget issues. Curt Herrman, one of four incumbents running in the five-way race, said he is open to the idea of bringing back an

  • Local |Government & Politics |2015 Candidate Forums | March 27, 2015

    City hopefuls defend NBAF

    Manhattan City Commission candidates defended on Thursday the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility as a positive step for job creation. The League of Women Voters of Manhattan and Riley County hosted a forum at the Manhattan Fire Department headquarters. The six candidates are seeking to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 27, 2015

    Police investigate overnight truck thefts

    Riley County police responded to a series of stolen vehicles on Thursday within a two-block area near the intersection of College Heights Road and Sunset Avenue. Three trucks were stolen, and only two have been recovered, according to a report from the RCPD. Two additional

  • Local |Business | March 27, 2015

    Soaring beef prices a boon for producers, a pain for consumers


    Retail beef prices — already at record highs — are still going up, but that doesn’t mean consumers are out of options. According to the monthly food price outlook released Friday by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, beef prices rose 0.7 percent from January to February,

  • Local |Business | March 27, 2015

    Country club weighs more dues increases to make ends meet

    The Manhattan Country Club has not raised the money it needed to fund an LLC formed to save itself from possible sale or foreclosure. In a letter last week, the club’s board of directors told members that a committee working to raise $4 million to

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 27, 2015

    K-State to offer campus experience at open house

    Students, visitors and community members are invited to explore Kansas State University at its annual open house. On April 11, the Manhattan and Salina campuses will offer activities, learning, fun and food as part of the annual All-University Open House. Open house will take place from 9

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

    Dementia workshop to focus on theater techniques

    “Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh,” a performance about the world of caregiving for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, will be part of the Personhood and Dementia Workshop on Thursday, April 9, at the K-State Alumni Center. The third-annual workshop is sponsored by

  • Local | March 27, 2015

    New interactive weather exhibit to open Saturday at Discovery Center

    A new exhibit exploring the causes and effects of weather will open Saturday at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. The interactive Wild Weather exhibit is designed to help those of all ages understand the ways of weather through hands-on exhibits focusing on wind and water,

  • 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

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