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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 24, 2015

    Judge moves to limit some testimony in daycare case

    Doctors can offer their expert opinions but can’t testify that a daycare provider’s actions caused the injuries to a child in her care, a Riley County judge said Tuesday. The child sustained a bruise on the head after Lesa Heiman held the child

  • Local |Education | February 24, 2015

    Population growth, budget issues on board’s winter retreat agenda

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will look into the future of USD 383 schools at its winter retreat this week. The board will meet at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. to discuss how population growth will affect the district. The retreat allows

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 23, 2015

    Mental health money shrinking

    Pawnee Mental Health is now a smaller organization than it was eight years ago because of funding cuts, its director said Monday. Pawnee director Robbin Cole updated Riley County commissioners on the local impact of reduced state funding and concerns from personnel with the mental

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 23, 2015

    K-State announces record enrollment for spring semester

    Spring enrollment at Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus is at an all-time high, and the diversity of the campus’s student body continues to grow, according to a report from the university. For spring 2015, the Manhattan campus enrollment is 20,038, up from 19,969 in spring 2014. The

  • Local |Business | February 23, 2015

    Weather affecting Dallas flights

    Winter weather reaching as far south as Dallas caused several flight delays and cancelations at the Manhattan Regional Airport on Monday. The wintry mix, steering clear of Kansas and affecting most of Oklahoma and Texas, caused two departures and two arrivals to be canceled at

  • Local |Business | February 23, 2015

    Manhattan native walks red carpet at the Oscars

    Coleman a1.phatch

    In the theater audience for Sunday night’s Oscars in Los Angeles: A Manhattan guy. Mike Coleman, a native of Manhattan, got one of the 3,400 seats at the movie industry’s biggest event of the year. He and his wife attended because Coleman was an

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | February 23, 2015

    Builders association head strives for integrity in construction, life


    Many creative people attach some sort of signature or symbol to their work to let people know it’s theirs. Brad Hartenstein, executive officer of the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, has his own calling card. It’s just a bit harder to find. “In

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 23, 2015

    Transmission line to follow existing route

    Westar Energy last week filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission, designating its “preferred route” for construction of a new transmission line from Jeffrey Energy Center to its east Manhattan substation. In general, the “preferred route” for the new 345-kilovolt line runs near the

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 23, 2015

    Eco-devo money focus of Tuesday work session

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will examine the city’s use of economic development funds. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Voters passed this current half-cent sales tax initiative for economic development funds in 2012. Of the anticipated $30 million over the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | February 23, 2015

    1 dead in Geary County rollover

    A single-vehicle rollover accident Sunday morning in Geary County left one person dead when the driver of a car failed to stop at a dead end and drove off the road. Ronald E. Stump Jr., 35, Belleville, was driving a 2015 Chevy Malibu southbound in the 7000 block

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