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  • Local |Kansas State University | March 27, 2014

    Purple Masque to celebrate relocation at KSU open house

    A Kansas State University tradition is joining the modern world. The Purple Masque Theatre’s update and relocation will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the K-State Alumni Center’s Johnson Terrace as part of the All-University Open House. The Purple Masque Theatre

  • Local |Education | March 27, 2014

    Funding bill could mean tax reduction

    Manhattan-Ogden school district residents could see a slight decrease in taxes if a Kansas House bill allocates $386,208 in state aid. Lew Faust, director of business services for USD 383, gave the school board an update about the recent Gannon decision from the Kansas Supreme Court that

  • Local | March 27, 2014

    Tiger dies at Sunset Zoo

    Bob amur tiger.phatch

    Sunset Zoo bid farewell Wednedsay to Bob Jr., an 18-year-old male Amur tiger. Bob was euthanized after receiving treatment for chronic kidney and arthritis problems over the last several years. The tiger had been under close veterinary observation, showing symptoms of renal (kidney) failure and

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 27, 2014

    Fehr: NBAF, airport expansion set to move ahead as planned

    The Riley County Commission heard from Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr about updates on on construction projects — including the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) and Manhattan Regional Airport. Fehr told the commission a recent trip to Washington, D.C., bolstered confidence NBAF construction

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 27, 2014

    Fehr: NBAF, airport expansion set to move ahead as planned

    The Riley County Commission heard from Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr about updates on on construction projects — including the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) and Manhattan Regional Airport. Fehr told the commission a recent trip to Washington, D.C., bolstered confidence NBAF construction

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 26, 2014

    Victims in collapse identified

    The Pottawatomie County Sherrif’s Department on Wednesday released the names of the two men who died Tuesday after a pair of communication towers collapsed near Blaine. The victims were Martin Powers, 38, of St. Charles, Mo., and Seth Garner, 25, of St. Peters, Mo. Powers died

  • Local |Business | March 26, 2014

    Matta: Tallgrass will attract businesses

    City commissioners expressed their support for Tallgrass Brewing Company’s expansion during their meeting Tuesday night. They also appeared ready to provide financial support for the company, which asked for $430,000 from the city in an economic development application. An official vote on the application will

  • Local |Fort Riley | March 26, 2014

    Story of infantry unit told in documentary

    Herblind.phatch

    When the Charlie Company of the 9th Infantry Division returned to the States from Vietnam, the troops’ homecoming was far from jubilant. The soldiers, who deployed from Fort Riley, arrived at an airport in San Francisco. They were spit on and called baby killers, recalled

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 26, 2014

    Horne sentenced to 6 years in prison

    After two trials, a Manhattan man was sentenced on Tuesday to more than six years in prison following a February conviction of charges stemming from an attempted robbery in October of 2012. Levertis Horne, 23, was sentenced by Judge John F. Bosch to 41 months in prison for

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | March 26, 2014

    Board to discuss legislation for financial literacy course

    The USD 383 school board Wednesday will discuss a Kansas legislative bill that aims to make students more financially literate. Introduced in January, House Bill 2475 initially mandated a personal financial literacy course in grades 11 or 12, but the Committee on Education recommended some amendments. The committee removed

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