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  • Local |Government, Politics | September 23, 2014

    Lewis rules out write-in campaign

    Riley County commissioner Dave Lewis has decided not to organize a write-in campaign for his District 1 seat. Lewis lost his reelection bid to 21-year-old K-State student Ben Wilson in the Republican primary on Aug. 5. “I have been approached by countless friends, neighbors, associates and acquaintances

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 23, 2014

    Major road improvements to begin soon

    Pottawatomie County will have several major road and bridge projects popping onto its radar screen in the coming weeks. Leu Lowrey, public works director, told county commissioners Monday that bid letting for two of the projects — construction of a bridge on Flint Rock Road and

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 23, 2014

    Public can provide input on transportation plan at open house

    The public can provide input Wednesday on the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization’s regional transportation plan. The Metropolitan Transportation Plan will cover portions of Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary counties including Manhattan and Junction City. An open house will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | September 23, 2014

    Sen. Moran goes ‘undercover’ in class visit

    U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran tried to go unnoticed in visit to a K-State agricultural policy class Monday afternoon. He comes to professor Barry Flinchbaugh’s class nearly every year — without notice — surprising the teacher and his students. On Monday, Moran (R-Kan.) was incognito sitting

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 23, 2014

    Manhattan High student dead of apparent suicide

    A student at Manhattan High School died Monday evening in what Riley County police confirmed was a suicide. Alexander Bascom, an 18-year-old senior, died of asphyxiation at his residence, Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department said. The incident was reported at 7:19 p.

  • Local |Business | September 23, 2014

    Housing rehab program accepting applications

    Low- and moderate-income homeowners are eligible to apply for funding from the City of Manhattan’s Housing Rehabilitation Program. Learn more about the program online at Funds can be used to make home repairs and improvements that homeowners may not

  • Local |Education | September 23, 2014

    Center giving away GED practice tests

    Manhattan Adult Learning Center is giving away free GED practice tests to all students who come into the center through Oct. 3. Students who take GED Ready can see for free: • If they’re ready to pass the GED test • The skills they need to work

  • Local |Business | September 22, 2014

    Demand surging for bus service

    The number of Manhattanites using public transportation continues to rise. Anne Smith, director of the Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency — otherwise know as aTa Bus — told Riley County commissioners Monday that 29,881 people took advantage of the service in August. That is a large increase from 2013’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 22, 2014

    Woman steals patrol car

    A woman stole a patrol car and led Geary County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase Sunday on I-70 near Manhattan. A sheriff’s department deputy stopped to help what appeared to be a disabled motorist at about 8 p.m. Sunday at mile marker 305, according

  • Local |Education | September 22, 2014

    Regional StuCo conference teaches leadership at MHS


    Student councils from 37 high schools and middle schools came to Manhattan Monday for the first time, bringing in a YouTube star as motivational speaker. “This is our first time hosting it,” Manhattan High School faculty StuCo sponsor Leslie Campbell said. “Since we’ve finished renovations,

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