Q: What’s with the new trees downtown? Why did the city plant small trees before they can give a canopy of shade? Why did they choose these trees anyway over other species? And why did some trees on North Fourth Street disappear?
A well-known Manhattan contractor and developer died Monday while snorkeling in the Bahamas, a business associate said Tuesday. Russ Weisbender, believed to be 63, was vacationing in the Bahamas with his wife, Donna. He went snorkeling with a group Monday, according to longtime business partner Doug
The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday adopted a resolution authorizing the condemnation of property for construction of a new bridge on Flint Rock Road. The county has been in negotiations with property owners for purchase of right-of-way for a number of months. The resolution allows the
A Manhattan man fired a handgun into an apartment wall and held another man at gunpoint with a shotgun before surrendering to police without further incident Monday night. Kevin Flynn, 26, was arrested after Riley County police responded to 3018 Sandstone Drive Apt. 1 at about 9:35 p.m.
An honor society that recognizes students from all walks of life who are achieving academic excellence has 84 new members at Kansas State University. Pinnacle Honor Society members include working parents, mid-life adults, students with disabilities, distance students and international students. Suzanne Lueker, director of the
Kansas State University’s Ruth Douglas Miller says the U.S. Department of Energy’s Collegiate Wind Competition proved to be a valuable experience for the university’s team. The competition, in Las Vegas in early May, challenged 10 universities across the country to design and
Youth and disabled hunters have until July 31 to apply for a limited 2014 assisted deer hunt at Tuttle Creek Lake. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Riley County Fish and Game Association, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake
Kansas State University administrators are planning a new multicultural center for the school. “We have plans to design a multicultural center. I can confirm that,” said Ryan Swanson, K-State’s associate vice president for campus planning and facility management. “It’s really what makes the
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, singer LeAnn Rimes, comedian Larry the Cable Guy, blues icon Buddy Guy and radio personality Garrison Keillor are among the acts set to perform next year at McCain Auditorium. The 2014-15 lineup was announced Sunday. The schedule, which features a total of 30
The fate of one of Riley County’s wind turbines is up in the air. Public Works Director and County Engineer Leon Hobson told Riley County commissioners Monday morning one of its four turbines has had a tough time staying operational. The turbines — installed near
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