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  • Local |Government & Politics | February 25, 2015

    Residents: Don’t rob jobs fund

    Some residents voiced their concerns about the potential use of the city’s economic development fund Tuesday. The Manhattan City Commission held a work session to discuss projects being funded by the half-cent sales tax initiative for economic development. Voters approved the tax in 2012. More

  • Local |Education | February 25, 2015

    Voters grant USD 384 more taxing power

    Residents in the Blue Valley school district voted to increase the school board’s property taxing authority in a mail ballot election completed Tuesday. “I feel very good about it,” Blue Valley USD 384 superintendent Brady Burton said. “I think it’s a very positive reflection

  • Local |Business | February 25, 2015

    Manhattan home to state’s ‘best restaurant’


    Manhattan is home to the best restaurant in the state, according to one national website. Business Insider, a website devoted to business and technology news, named Harry’s the best restaurant in Kansas on its list of best eateries in each state. “It speaks volumes

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 25, 2015

    Continuance granted in fatal accident case

    A judge will allow the attorney for a Manhattan man facing charges in the death of an unborn child more time to review evidence against his client. Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., appeared in Riley County District Court on Tuesday with his lawyer, Britain Stites, in

  • Local |Education | February 25, 2015

    Committee considers cutting salaries, positions

    USD 383 could reduce salary and cut some elementary, middle and high school teaching positions to balance its budget for the next school year. The district’s Budget Advisory Committee discussed those measures at its meeting on Tuesday. Salary cuts would be highest at the elementary

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 25, 2015

    Hearing set for soldier facing rape charge

    An Army soldier facing a rape charge is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing next month. Staff Sgt. Timothy Ayers Jr., 41, appeared via live video stream from the Riley County Jail on Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Ayers, represented by Larry McRell, was

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 25, 2015

    Man charged in pot robbery waives hearing

    A Manhattan man who is accused of using a gun to steal marijuana waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Ty Suggs, 21, 1230 Colorado St., appeared with counsel Brenda Jordan in Judge William Malcolm’s courtroom. Suggs faces charges of aggravated robbery and conspiracy

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 25, 2015

    Judge lowers bond for 2 in drug case

    A judge granted bond reductions on Tuesday for two people arrested earlier this month on drug charges. Grant Hamel, Taylor Beck and Tyler Troute appeared via live video stream from the Riley County Jail in front of Judge William Malcolm. Hamel’s attorney, Troy Huser,

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 25, 2015

    Goss to present business lecture

    Michael Goss, former managing director and head of global investor relations for Bain Capital, will be the spring 2015 speaker for the Kansas State University College of Business Administration’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture will begin at 9:45 a.m. Thursday in Forum Hall at the

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 24, 2015

    Morse doubles foes’ dough

    Linda Morse has received more than double the campaign contributions of the nearest Manhattan City Commission candidate. Monday was the deadline for the six Manhattan City Commission candidates’ campaign finance reports, covering the period from Jan. 1 through Feb. 19. Morse, retired K-State registrar, received $6,135 in contributions

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