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  • Local |Government, Politics | June 03, 2014

    3 running unopposed as deadline passes

    The filing deadline for party-affiliated candidates passed Monday without any opponents for the area incumbents in the Kansas House who chose to run. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, and Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan, are running unopposed in the 51st, 66th and 67th District races, respectively.

  • Local |Education | June 03, 2014

    Board to discuss virtual school, iPads

    The USD 383 Board of Education will discuss its online education program, the purchase of iPads at Marlatt Elementary School and a number of maintenance projects at its 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. Manhattan Virtual Academy was approved by the board in March after the school district

  • Local |Business | June 03, 2014

    Nonprofit seeks $5,000 for local health initiatives

    Community Health Ministry, Wamego, renewed its request for county funding Monday, asking the Pottawatomie County Commission for $5,000 for the coming fiscal year. “With needs increasing…it takes money to do what we do,” Ben Meek, CHM executive director, told commissioners. Meek said Community Health Ministry

  • Local |Business | June 03, 2014

    Sales tax receipts for 2014 still below estimates

    Manhattan is still behind in terms of the city’s 2014 sales tax budget. The city collected $859,419 from sales taxes in late April and early May, according to the latest report. That’s $21,437 lower than the budgeted total. The actual sales tax receipts of $4,334,059 are behind $15,837

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 03, 2014

    1-year-old Clay Center boy killed in accident

    A toddler died Monday night after being hit by an SUV as it was leaving a parking lot. At about 8:05 p.m. Monday, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported that 1-year-old Kael Dame, of Clay Center, was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 58-year-old Peggy

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 02, 2014

    Neighborhood demonstrates flood problems in Manhattan area

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    A certain phrase rolls nicely off the tongue, and thus it has become part of our language: “The 100-year flood.” As soon as those words are uttered, though, a public official or insurance specialist jumps in with a correction. “No, that designation doesn’t really

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 02, 2014

    Hobson: 12 county bridges in disrepair

    Riley County commissioners asked Public Works Director and County Engineer Leon Hobson to review area bridges in need of repair as the board prepares to set the 2015 budget. Hobson on Monday listed 12 bridges in need of repair, and all but two — the Green Randolph bridge

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | June 02, 2014

    Coal train derails in Frankfort

    A train derailed Monday morning in Frankfort, closing two highways, K-9 and K-99, at the west and south crossings at the edges of town. The Union Pacific train derailed at around 9 a.m., according to a report from the Kansas Department of Transportation. A total

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 02, 2014

    Auditorium plans to be considered

    City commissioners will consider the future of the parks office and City (Peace Memorial) Auditorium during its meeting Tuesday. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. City administration will present a $1.8 million project moving the Department of Parks and Recreation office from City

  • Local |Business | June 02, 2014

    United Way changes name

    The local United Way is changing its name to reflect a more regional focus.It’s now known as Konza United Way. The change from United Way of Riley County is the organization’s second name change in its 70-year history. It was founded as

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